Office of Biogical Resources and Resource Development

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.

Blog post - new funding for health disparities research

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New funding for health disparities research has just been announced by the National Institute on Aging. This funding will add health disparities projects and researchers to existing NIA grants. Grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty members with appropriate, rigorous projects can work with funded investigators to take advantage of this research funding opportunity.

Blog post - women of color and career advancement

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Women of color continue to face many challenges in science. Too often, they experience covert or overt racism and sexism in science classrooms and in research workplaces. In a new blog post, Marie Bernard, Deputy Director at the National Institute on Aging, relates how her own experiences encouraged her to get involved in the Women of Color Research Network at NIH.

Does the NIA conduct intervention research?

Yes. The NIA Interventions Testing Program (ITP) conducts a range of research proejcts. The NIA Division of Aging Biology coordinates this program. If you'd like more information about the ITP, contact:

Dr. Nancy Nadon
Head, Office of Biological Resources and Resource Development
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, GW 2C231
Bethesda, MD 20892

NIA to Sunset the Caloric-Restricted Rodent Colony

NIA Sunset Caloric-Restricted Rodent Colony Notice Number: NOT-AG-14-017 Key Dates Release Date: June 11, 2014 Related Announcements None Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) supported colony caloric-restricted CR) rodents use NIA grantees nearly 20 years. of NIA CR rodents dwindled over past several years, the needs investigators studying biology aging changed. Because the expense this colony the limited use, NIA decided to renew CR rodent contract after current contract expires.

Information on NIA Resources for Aging Studies in Non-Human Primate Models

Information NIA Resources Aging Studies Non-Human Primate Models Notice Number: NOT-AG-14-016 Key Dates Release Date: June 3, 2014 Related Announcements None Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) provides non-human primate NHP) resources investigators the field aging research. making resources available, NIA hopes encourage investigators use primate model test research findings mouse rat models. resources also support 3Rs reduction, refinement replacement) that support avenues research do require actual acquisition primates.

First technical assistance webinar, March 6: "Options for New Investigators"

"Options for New Investigators: Grant Mechanisms," the first in a series of Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the NIA Office of Special Populations was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide participants with technical assistance for successfully engaging the NIA grants application process. 

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