Testimony prepared for the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies for FY2020 Budget

FoNIA is grateful for the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies’ continued commitment to the mission of National Institutes of Health (NIH), and, in particular, the research supported and conducted by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  Friends of NIA (FoNIA) respectfully request at least $41.6 billion in funding for the NIH.  Within this amount, we request that an increase of $500 million over FY 2019 levels 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 for AD/ADRD research at the NIH.

Educational Briefing June 27th 2:00pm

Friends of the National Institute on Aging presents an educational briefing
The Science of Aging
Groundbreaking Research Supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Speakers:

Richard Hodes, MD
Director, NIA

Marie A. Bernard, MD
Deputy Director, NIA

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Director, Center on Innovative Care in Aging
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
United States Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Meeting Room North | CVC 268
First Street NE, Washington, DC 20515
RSVP
Refreshments (Ice Cream!) will be served.
This event was planned to comply with House and Senate Ethics Rules.

This event is hosted by: Alliance for Aging Research Logo

NIA Announces ADORE

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 trialswe encourage you to download these videos and use them as part of engagement and recruitment efforts.

Friends of NIA submits written testimony for FY 2020 Appropriations

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.