Aging Research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA): Live Long and Prosper

Please join the Friends of the National Institute on Aging (FoNIA) for an hour-long briefing to learn about the groundbreaking research and educational efforts of the NIA. There will also be an informative discussion of the NIA’s funding by leading advocacy organizations. Please note there are briefings at both the House and the Senate

When and Where:
Friday, June 6, 2014

House Briefing
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Click here to register for the House Briefing

Senate Briefing
188 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Click here to register for the Senate Briefing

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard J. Hodes, M.D., director, National Institute on Aging
  • Andrew B. Singleton, Ph.D., senior investigator and chief, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging
  • Susan Peschin, M.H.S., chair, Friends of the NIA, president & CEO, Alliance for Aging Research
  • Kathryn Jedrziewski, Ph.D., co-chair, Friends of the NIA, deputy director, Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania

Featured Panelists

  • Marie Bernard, M.D., deputy director, National Institute on Aging
  • John Haaga, Ph.D., deputy director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging
  • Ronald Kohanski, Ph.D., deputy director, Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging






Silverbook HAI

The Silver Book®: Healthcare-Associated Infections CALL-IN EVENT

Time: July 22, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
Location: online
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Phone: 202-293-2856 to register (Diedre Paige)
Event Type: call, in, event
Organized By: Alliance for Aging Research

Every year, more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Around 99,000 people die from their infection and the cost to U.S. hospitals alone is estimated at $28.4 to $45 billion annually. These numbers are only going to grow as the rate of infection rises and more and more develop resistance to antibiotics.

On July 22nd, join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) as they are joined by experts discussing this urgent problem. The centerpiece of this discussion will be the latest fact sheet from the Alliance’s Silver Book, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of health-care associated infections, and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens.


Daniel Perry
Alliance for Aging Research

Sue Peschin
Chief Executive Officer
Alliance for Aging Research

Thomas M. File, Jr. MD
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Victoria Fraser, MD
Prof of Medicine & Chairman, Dept. of Medicine
Washington Univ School of Medicine, St. Louis
Infectious Diseases Society of America

R. Douglas Scott, II, PhD

Robyn Grant
Director, Public Policy and Advocacy
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

To register for the call, or for questions, contact Deidre Paige at [email protected] or (202)293-2856.

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections is supported by and unrestricted educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Getting Old Before Our Time: Psychiatric Illness and Accelerated Cell Aging.

Time: July 11, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: NIH Campus
Street: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH
City/Town: Bethesda
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Event Type: seminar/videocast
Organized By: NIH Geroscience Interest Group

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) cordially invites you to its summer seminar, featuring Dr. Owen Wolkowitz.  Dr. Wolkowitz is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and Director of the Psychopharmacology Assessment Clinic.  His teaching, clinical work and research are in the areas of stress, depression, and anxiety disorders.  His interests include the effects of stress and stress hormones on the brain and behavior, as well as the identification of mechanisms underlying depression, which may lead to the discovery of new treatments.  Dr. Wolkowitz and colleagues have developed a detailed model of mechanistic pathways leading from stress to psychiatric illness, representing effects of steroid and neurosteroid hormones, oxidative stress, neurotrophic factors, inflammatory responses, changes in telomeres and telomerase and genetic polymorphisms.  They are now conducting additional studies to test this model and to explore the cumulative neuronal damage in the hippocampus.

The GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) was formed to enhance opportunities for discussion of the intersection between the biology of aging and the biology of disease and conditions that are of interest across ICs.  It is focused on basic biology, but with a longer view towards translation.  If you are interested in learning more, please visit the GSIG web site ( 

The seminar will be videocast at and archived in the GSIG web site.

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Jovier Evans at [email protected] or at 301/443-1369 or Dr. Ron Kohanski at [email protected] or at 301.496.6402.

Dr. Collins briefing on FY 2014 budget

Time: April 10, 2013 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: online
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Event Type: webinar
Organized By: NIH

Dr. Collins will participate in the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) FY2014 Federal R&D Budget Briefing along with leadership of other agencies that represent core science missions.

This briefing will occur Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT and be streamed live on the web at  Speakers will include:

  • John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science      and Technology and OSTP Director
  • Patricia Falcone, Assoc. Director, National Security      & International Affairs, OSTP
  • Charlie Bolden, Administrator, NASA
  • Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of      Health
  • Cora Marrett, Acting Director, National Science      Foundation
  • Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce,      Acting Administrator, NOAA

Alliance for Aging Research Webinar: A Post-Election Conversation with Celinda Lake and Sheila Burke

Time: November 7, 2012 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: on line
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Alliance for Aging Research

Please join the Alliance for Aging Research for a “day after” conversation on the impact of the 2012 elections with our special guests, Celinda Lake and Sheila Burke, moderated by Sue Peschin, COO of the Alliance for Aging Research.  Celinda Lake is a prominent pollster and political strategist for Democrats and progressives who currently serves as President of Lake Research Partners.  Sheila Burke is the former Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole who currently serves as Senior Public Policy Advisor for Baker Donelson.  This one-hour call will focus on what the results mean for medical research funding and senior health issues, including the outlook for relevant Senate and House committees in the coming year.

Contact Deidre Paige at [email protected] to register and receive call-in information.

This event is brought to you with support from