2018 NIA Pay lines have been released! On June 6, 2018, the NIA published a blog highlighting its updated funding policy. The post also highlighted newly approved concepts from NIA’s May 2018 National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meeting. The Council approved 12 concepts that may be turned into funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) before the end of the year.
This week, the NIA released a new IdeaScale platform to collect public comments on a specific Eureka Challenge prize idea that we are considering, that’s relevant to improving care coordination for AD/ADRD. Additional background information is provided on the IdeaScale web site. Please share this announcement with your networks and don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Dawn Beraud with additional questions. Note that all comments must be submitted electronically at http://bit.ly/ADprizeideas, and they must be received by June 30, 2018.
Friends of NIA hosted an educational briefing on May 9, 2018 on Translating Scientific Discovery into Better Care: Groundbreaking Research at the National Institute on Aging. Featured speakers included Richard Hodes, MD, Director of the NIA and Marie A. Bernard, MD, Deputy Director of the NIA. Special guests included The Honorable Ed Markey (MA), Senate Co-Chair, The Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and The Honorable Earl Blumenauer (OR), Co-Chair, Congressional Neuroscience Caucus.