Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: Diversity

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 November 2, 2016 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

The NIA recently created an online version of our Health Disparities Research Framework to showcase priorities and investments in this important aging research area. We hope that this site will serve... Read More
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Posted on June 15, 2016 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

If you are interested in health disparities and aging research, the NIA is ready, willing and able to help be a resource for you and the field. In recent months, we have undertaken several activities... Read More
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Posted on May 18, 2016 by Toccara Chamberlain, Program Analyst in the Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities.

You have a burning idea about aging. Now you need the funding for it. What do you do? Or, you once sent an application through the inscrutable machinery of grants.gov. You even retrieved reviews... Read More
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Posted on March 30, 2016 by Cerise Elliott, Senior Research Program Analyst, Division of Neuroscience.

When I began graduate school in 1999, I knew right away that my experience would be different from that of my peers: I am a female scientist of color, and when I looked for others that looked like me... Read More
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Posted on February 24, 2016 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers who are new to the field of aging to gain insight about research on aging from a number of... Read More
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Posted on January 27, 2016 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. Is there a particular topic you’d like us to... Read More
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Posted on August 19, 2015 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

On July 8, 2015, NIA’s Office of Special Populations released PA-15-293, “Aging Research to Address Health Disparities.“ It seeks to support aging research that addresses... Read More
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Posted on July 22, 2015 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

This year’s Butler-Williams Scholars Program will take place next week on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Some 51 early- and mid-career researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines... 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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I am a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) and currently lead the NIA-N Review committee. I’m constantly recruiting grant application reviewers: I mean, All The Time! During the course of each year... Read More
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Posted on March 25, 2015 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

Following every meeting of the National Advisory Council on Aging, we set about the task of funding investigators who will contribute to our understanding of aging in health and disease. A look at... Read More
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Posted on March 18, 2015 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

The deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 Butler-Williams Scholars Program, NIA’s premier aging research training program. Apply by March 27, 2015, and encourage your contacts and friends... Read More
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Posted on January 7, 2015 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

We are celebrating some diversity landmarks at the National Institutes of Health! Late last year, more than $31 million was awarded to academic institutions to develop and test strategies that... Read More
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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 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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Posted on July 23, 2014 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

Do you conduct research on health disparities? Are you a grad student, postdoc, or junior faculty member? Are you interested to learn about some new funding that’s just become available from... Read More
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Posted on July 16, 2014 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

I went to medical school at a time when women were just beginning to be seen in large numbers in medicine and science. My class at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was a quarter... 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 12, 2014 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

This is a blog post from 2014. Information about the 2015 Butler-Williams Scholars Program is also available. The application deadline is fast approaching for NIA’s... Read More
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Posted on March 5, 2014 by Kate Nagy, Senior Public Health Analyst, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.

While we are beginning to understand the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities through medical research, one area that needs attention is research on the health of older... Read More
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Posted on February 5, 2014 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

Just last month, NIA-funded researchers reported on a relationship between racial discrimination and telomere length among a community sample of African American men.  Telomere length, of course... Read More
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Posted on November 20, 2013 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Junior investigators always face challenges. Those from diverse backgrounds face even more challenges. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior investigators, you... Read More
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