FILM: “Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts”

FILM: “Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts”

January 20, 2009 at 10pm

WHYY in Philpadelphia (For local listings, go to http://www.tracmedia.com/LOL/alzheimers/) A must-see film!! Narrated by Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Edward Herrmann, Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts is a new one-hour documentary that examines the personal and societal implicatio…

Organized by John Trojanowski, University of Pennsylvania

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RCDC Open House

January 14, 2009 from 1:30pm to 3pm – NIH Webcast

FoNIA members as well as members of the public are invited to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to speak with RCDC staff about the new RCDC public reporting website.

NIA Summer Institute on Aging Research – 2009

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on January 13, 2009 at 2:52pm

**Deadline: Application and letters of recommendation deadline March 6th, 2009**

Event: Summer Institute on Aging Research – 2009
Location: Aspen Wye River – Queenstown, MD
July 11-17, 2009

Meeting Description
The Summer Institute on Aging Research program includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions in research design relative to aging, including issues relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities. Lectures will cover topics in research on aging, including: the biology of aging; genetics and Alzheimer’s disease; and health, behavior, and aging. Discussion sessions will focus on methodological approaches and interventions. The program also will include consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing and submitting research grant applications to NIA.

Who Should Apply?
Applications will be accepted from emerging researchers, including those who may have had limited involvement in research on aging. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Forty participants will be selected based on:

Previous experience and training
Affiliation with a research university or laboratory
Letters of recommendation (send with application)
A brief statement of objectives for attending the Summer Institute on Aging Research
Significance of research proposal abstract to include significance of the problem, approach, and innovation.

Application Deadline
Applications and letters of recommendation deadline March 6th, 2009. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance within 60 days. Include the following with the application form:

Typed statement of 150 words or less describing your objectives in attending the Summer Institute on Aging Research.
Letters of recommendation from two people who are familiar with your professional interests and scholastic achievements. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure letters of recommendation are received.
One-page research proposal abstract, describing research hypothesis or questions, significance of research, and proposed methodology to include a plan for analysis. Set the abstract’s title in bold.
Copy of a recent resume or curriculum vitae.

Applications

Fill out the online application form or mail all application materials to:

Summer Institute on Aging Research
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 5C35
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2292

Contact Information
Office of Special Populations
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-496-0765
[email protected]