Health Disparities

Join NIA OSP at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Nov 5th - 9th

Did you know that this year marks a major milestone for the National Institute on Aging? Yes, we were established in 1974 and we’re marking the Institute’s 40th anniversary with a special session at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). We invite you to join us at the NIA activities described below at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. November 5th -9th.

Blog post – oh, what a year it was!

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During the fiscal year 2014, NIA was affected by a number of events and challenges. As the fiscal year winds down, Dr. Robin Barr, director of the Division of Extramural Activities, looks back on the changes and surprises that occurred, including an expanded research agenda, a budget increase, and an unexpected influx of well-written applications.

OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Dr. Kimberly Johnson is dedicating her career to identifying best practices among providers to increase access to hospice care for older African Americans. Her research describes inter-county variability in ethnic disparities in hospice use in North Carolina and South Carolina. She is currently working to expand her study to include a national sample of hospice organizations.

Blog post - A new generation of early career researchers in aging

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Every summer, early career researchers from diverse backgrounds come from all over the U.S. to spend a week at the National Institute on Aging’s 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. They explore the best of NIA’s science, learn about grantsmanship, share challenges, and make new connections.

Blog post - Funding opportunity for research on chronic inflammation

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Chronic inflammation increases with aging, and it is linked to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer, as well as frailty and disability. The NIA is offering new funding for research on chronic inflammation. If you study inflammation, please read about this grant opportunity and consider applying.

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