Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: October, 2014

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

If life begins after 40, then NIA is poised to celebrate our move into middle age! In a special session at this year’s Gerontological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Washington, D.C., NIA... Read More
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Posted on October 15, 2014 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

It’s that time of year again! The application period for the NIH Loan Repayment Program is open, as it is every fall, and NIA is one of a number of institutes joining with NIH to increase... Read More
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Posted on October 8, 2014 by Kimberly Firth, Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities.

Have you ever seen that old-time vaudeville act where the guy spins plates on tall poles? Well, that’s a little of the way it feels to be a new Scientific Review Officer, or SRO, at the NIH.... Read More
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Posted on October 1, 2014 by Marilyn Miller, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Are you studying the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that the Alzheimer’s disease research community has a database that gives you access to a broad range of... Read More
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Posted on September 24, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Fiscal year 2014 began with NIA staff—like many federal government workers—banned from our offices because the government was shut down. During the seemingly endless continuing funding... Read More
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Posted on September 17, 2014 by Jennifer Illuzzi, Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, Intramural Research Program.

Postdocs help power aging research. They receive NIA funding for training. They work with and for NIA grantees. In-house at NIA, they are a critical component of research conducted in NIA labs, which... Read More
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Posted on September 10, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

NIH announced a change in resubmission policy in April. Following the policy change, lots of attention focused on the application count. The research community worried that NIH would see a giant... Read More
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Posted on August 27, 2014 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Earlier this month, I spent a week with NIA’s 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the NIA Summer Institute on Aging Research). These early career researchers from diverse... Read More
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Here’s a new funding opportunity that might interest you. The support is for a clinical trial on reducing chronic inflammation. I’m the program officer for this area, and I’d like... Read More
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Posted on July 30, 2014 by Neil Buckholtz, Director, Division of Neuroscience.

International collaboration is vital to advancing Alzheimer’s disease research on multiple fronts, from genetics to biomarkers to translational research. Just weeks ago, at the Alzheimer’... Read More
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