Learn about NIA Alzhiemers.gov – Webinar 3/16/2021

Alzheimers.gov is a new educational resource and portal to federal information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for people living with dementia, caregivers, health care providers, community and public health professionals, and researchers. In this webinar, NIA will share the process behind developing Alzheimers.gov and provide a tour of the new website.   NIA anticipates that this website will be a valuable resource for our community of stakeholders.  No need to register- join here on March 16th.

NIH Alzheimer’s Research Summit 2021: Save the Dates!

Mobilized by the ambitious national goal to effectively treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, funding and progress in research have expanded dramatically in the nine years since the first NIH Alzheimer’s Research Summit. We’ll convene again April 19-22 for the 2021 NIH Alzheimer’s Research Summit: Path to Precision Medicine for Treatment and Prevention.

Check out the blog by Richard J. HODES and Eliezer MASLIAH.

Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Virtual Meeting – Feb 26th

Join NIH on Friday, February 26th from 3:00PM to 5:30PM EST for a virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director focused on NIH efforts promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. The meeting will be available to the public through NIH Videocast.
Meeting Agenda

3:00 PM Opening Remarks Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director, NIH

3:10 PM ACD Working Group on Diversity
Marie A. Bernard, MD, Acting Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, and Deputy Director, NIA, and Working Group Co-Chair
M. Roy Wilson, MD, President, Wayne State University, and Working Group Co-Chair

3:40 PM Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biomedical Research—The NIH UNITE Initiative
Marie A. Bernard, MD, Acting Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, and Deputy Director, NIA
Alfred Johnson, PhD, Deputy Director for Management, NIH
Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD, Principal Deputy Director, NIH UNITE Committee Co-Chairs

4:30 PM Discussion

5:15 PM Common Fund Concept Discussion Robert Rivers, PhD, Program Director: Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK

5:30 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director, NIH

New Funding Opportunities to Investigate Cellular Senescence!

From the NIA Division of Aging Biology

Contacts are [email protected] (Felipe Sierra, NIA) and [email protected] (Kevin Howcroft, NCI).

Application due dates are March 8, 2021.

The NIH Common Fund has issued three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the new Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) program. The program aims to catalyze the development of a framework for mapping cellular senescence and its associated secretory phenotype at high resolution, and to provide atlases of cellular senescence in multiple tissues across various states of human health, and across the lifespan. In addition, it is expected that the SenNet will provide comprehensive sets of biomarkers describing heterogenous senescent cell states.

In these FOAs, NIH is calling for applications in the following areas:

Pre-application Webinar: NIH Common Fund staff will host an interactive pre-application webinar to discuss frequently asked questions as well as any other applicant queries on January 22, 2021, from 12:00-1:30 P.M. (EST). A recording of the webinar will not be posted online, but the slides and resultant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be posted on the SenNet webpage. Please direct inquiries to [email protected]. Webinar details are below:


Meeting number: 126 463 3177

Password: Senescence

Join by video system

Dial [email protected]

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 126 463 3177

Application Due Dates: Applications for each FOA are due March 8, 2021. Additional details about the program will be posted on the SenNet webpage as they become available.

We encourage you to share this email with any interested colleagues.

About the NIH Common Fund: The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high-impact, trans-NIH programs. Common Fund programs are managed by the Office of Strategic Coordination in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. More information is available at the Common Fund website: https://commonfund.nih.gov.