In an important step toward meeting the growing demand for volunteers in Alzheimer’s clinical research, NIA has introduced new tools for Alzheimer’s clinical trials recruitment. Dr. Nina Silverberg, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers Programs, posted to the InsideNIA blog this week to announce the debut of ADORE (Alzheimer’s and Dementia Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Resources). ADORE is a searchable online toolbox designed to help researchers engage, recruit, and retain participants in clinical trials and studies for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. ADORE currently hosts over 300 resources, including the new Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Clinical Studies Recruitment Planning Guide. In addition to ADORE, the NIA published a series of four videos profiling participants in AD clinical trials – we encourage you to download these videos and use them as part of engagement and recruitment efforts.
The 137th National Advisory Council on Aging meeting is scheduled for May 21& 22, 2019. Members of the public are welcome to join the open portion of the meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, May 22 from 8AM – 12:45PM. Interested parties may attend in-person at the meeting location (Building 60 on the NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD) or watch live via videocast.
FoNIA is grateful for the Members of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee continued commitment to the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and, in particular, the research supported and conducted by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). FoNIA respectfully requests at least $41.6 billion in funding for NIH. Within this amount, we request that an increase of $500 million be designated in support of cross-Institute aging research initiatives. In addition, the FONIA requests an increase of at least $350 million above the final enacted amount for FY 2019 specifically for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia (AD/ADRD) research at NIH.
Tuesday, April 2nd, at 9:30am ET, the Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing entitled “Alzheimer’s: New Directions in Biomedical Research and Caregiving.” Dr. Richard Hodes, the NIA Director, will be one of four witnesses at this hearing. Check the committee website for the videocast.
On March 26 at 2:00pm ET, Dr. Robin Barr, the NIA Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, will host a webinar on a variety of topics, including: NIA funding priorities, increased funding for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), small business opportunities, and tips on writing successful applications. After a brief presentation, Dr. Barr will open the floor to questions from the research community. NIA invites all interested members of the research community to register for the webinar and submit your questions in advance of the event. For more information, please see Dr. Barr’s blog on the topic: March 26 Webinar: (Almost) everything you wanted to know about NIA funding but were afraid to ask.