Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: Alzheimer's Disease

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Are you ready to let the good times roll in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)? We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in... Read More
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Posted on October 12, 2016 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Our National Advisory Council on Aging meeting last month proved to be very exciting. We have received increased public interest, together with additional funding in recent years, to accelerate... Read More
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Posted on September 14, 2016 by Eliezer Masliah, Director Division of Neuroscience.

On July 18, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes announced that Dr. Eliezer Masliah had been appointed director of the Division of Neuroscience. Dr. Masliah was previously head of the Experimental... Read More
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Posted on July 13, 2016 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

NIA staff are gearing up for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016. The annual gathering of dementia researchers, clinicians, and health care providers is in Toronto... Read More
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Posted on June 29, 2016 by John Haaga, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

On June 7, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes announced that Dr. John Haaga had been appointed director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research. Dr. Haaga was the acting director for the... Read More
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Posted on April 6, 2016 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Thousands of gene candidates in the human genome have the potential to play a role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But you are just one scientist. How can you even start... Read More
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Posted on March 2, 2016 by Laurie Ryan, Program Director, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials, Division of Neuroscience.

When people mention dementia, they usually think of Alzheimer’s disease. Although Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in older adults, an estimated 20 to 40 percent of people... Read More
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Posted on January 13, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Next week, NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) will hold its first meeting of 2016. The January 20 public session promises to be particularly interesting. NIA Director Dr. Richard... Read More
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Posted on November 11, 2015 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

We’re excited to be attending this meeting because it gives us here at NIA a chance to connect and re-connect with current and potential grantees. We’re hoping to see many of you at the... Read More
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Posted on October 7, 2015 by Neil Buckholtz, Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Our nation is focused as never before on investing resources—in time, talent, and treasure—to find effective treatments for this devastating disorder called Alzheimer’s disease (AD... Read More
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Posted on August 5, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Just last week, I had the honor of presenting, on behalf of NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, the first-ever NIH Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.... Read More
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Posted on July 8, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We will be posting a new pay line for Alzheimer’s research, and I want to alert you to two important facts around it. First, the new pay lines are nine percentage points higher than our general... Read More
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Posted on June 24, 2015 by Nina Silverberg, Assistant Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience.

If you’re struggling to recruit enough participants for your study, you are not alone. When time, staff, and other recruitment resources are limited, this can be a tough problem. How can you... Read More
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Posted on May 20, 2015 by Patrick Shirdon, Director of Management, National Institute on Aging.

Every NIH institute has an executive responsible for managing its business organization. This is someone who keeps computer systems, buildings, human resources, contracts, and budget operations... Read More
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Posted on May 6, 2015 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

We’re excited about participating in the upcoming annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, May 14–17 at National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC. And, we’re hoping... Read More
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Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We posted an update to our funding policy on Friday. The sobering news is that for most areas of research within NIA’s mission the payline will be at the 8th percentile, with 5th percentile for... Read More
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Posted on April 8, 2015 by Suzana Petanceska, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience.

The explosion of Big Data promises to transform biomedical research, but all too often researchers are stymied by limited access to these complex biomedical data sets. To overcome some of these... Read More
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Posted on February 25, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Last year (fiscal year 2014), we received $100 million of additional appropriated funds largely to support research on Alzheimer’s disease. We allocated those funds using mechanisms including... Read More
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Posted on December 17, 2014 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Identifying the genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is of course no easy task. From among the thousands of gene candidates in the human genome, we need to determine... Read More
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Posted on November 19, 2014 by NIA Blog Team, Division of Extramural Activities.

Every week, the NIA blog brings you important information on funding, grants, scientific resources, and other topics of interest to researchers. Have a question you’d like us to cover? Let us... Read More
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Posted on October 29, 2014 by Neil Buckholtz, Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Determining the best way forward in Alzheimer’s disease research is as challenging and complicated as the disorder itself. My dedicated staff in the Division of Neuroscience oversees and... 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 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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Posted on April 30, 2014 by Nina Silverberg, Assistant Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience.

Do you struggle to recruit older participants into your research? Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults—especially from underrepresented groups—is challenging, while the need... Read More
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Posted on March 26, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

With apologies to Dickens and to Chaplin… It is the best of times. When the dust cleared on our budget this year, the NIA was blessed with a 12.5%, $130 million increase over fiscal year... Read More
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