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Fall Meeting with Dr. Hodes and NIA Extramural Staff

Time: November 7, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: NIH Campus, Building 31, C Wing, 2nd floor,NIA Conference Room
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Mary Jo Hoeksema

The Friends of NIA are hosting a fall meeting to receive a scientific update from NIA Director, Dr. Richard Hodes and directors of the NIA Extramural Research Divisions.

If you plan to attend, please e-mail Mary Jo Hoeksema at [email protected]

Thank you!

October 19 Capitol Hill Briefing on Aging and Exercise

Time: October 19, 2011 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Room 216, Hart Senate Office Building
Event Type: senate, special, committee, on, aging,briefing
Organized By: Vicky Cahan, NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, the National Institute on Aging (NIA)  at NIH will participate in a briefing on Capitol Hill about aging and exercise, at which Go4Life, the exciting new national exercise and physical activity campaign will be introduced. Go4Life is designed to help people 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives.

Hosted by Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, a member of the Aging Committee, the event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 216 of  the Hart Senate Office Building, at Constitution Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets NE in Washington, DC.

The agenda will feature an overview of research on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults, as well as a  description of the Go4Life campaign, a discussion of the vital role of participating organizations in promoting exercise and physical activity at the community level, and a demonstration of sample exercises. The program will recognize Go4Life’s initial private, nonprofit, and Federal government partners and team members who are so  essential for the success of this effort in communities across the U.S.

Please let Karen Pocinki,  NIA Go4Life campaign director, know by October 12 if you are able to come, at [email protected] or 301-496-1752.
We look forward to seeing you on October 19th!

Vicky Cahan
Office of Communications and Public Liaison National Institute on Aging National Institutes of Health Building 31, Room 5C27 Bethesda, MD 20892-2292 [email protected], 301-496-1752

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Webinar–Learn What is Happening with NIA Grants and Funding

Time: June 9, 2011 from 2pm to 3pm
Location: On line (see registration link)
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Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Gerontological Society of America

On June 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EST), Dr. Richard Hodes, NIA Director, will discuss federal budget constraints and their impact on NIA, strategies his agency is employing to address them, and a look to the future. In particular, Dr. Hodes will address the Institute’s tight payline–an issue of great concern to the research community.

Participation in the webinar is limited to the first 120 registrants.  Follow the below link to register.

Questions should be sent to [email protected] by Friday, June 3, 2011, with “GSA Webinar” in the subject line. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions through a moderator during the webinar. Every effort will be made to answer all questions, time permitting.

Dr. Hodes’ presentation and the questions and answers will be posted on the GSA home page ( after the event.

Annual Friends of NIA Meeting with Dr. Richard Hodes

Time: February 25, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Location: Alliance for Aging Research conference room
Street: 750 17th Street, NW, Suite 1100 (11th Floor)
City/Town: Washington, DC
Event Type: annual, meeting:, friends, of, nia
Organized By: RSVP to Mary Jo Hoeksema at [email protected]

VIEW DR. HODES SLIDES HERE: file_Hodes2011Budget (1).

On Friday, February 25, the Friends of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will have its annual budget and scientific update from NIA Director, Dr. Richard Hodes. The meeting will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Coalition members will then meet from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. to discuss upcoming plans.

The meeting is being hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research in its conference room located at: 750 17th Street, NW, Suite 1100 (11th Floor), Washington, DC.

If you can attend, please RSVP to the Chair of the Friends of NIA, Ms. Mary Jo Hoeksema, at [email protected] by Tuesday, February 22.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you on the 25th.

Mary Jo Hoeksema
2011/2012 Chair, Friends of the National Institute on Aging
[email protected]

“Leading the Way on Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging Research: A briefing about the vital work of the National Institute on Aging”

Time: November 18, 2010 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Cannon 121
City/Town: Washington, DC
Event Type: educational, briefing, (house)
Organized By: RSVP to [email protected]

The Friends of the National Institute on Aging (FoNIA) is co-sponsoring an educational briefing titled “Leading the Way on Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging Research: A briefing about the vital work of the National Institute on Aging.” The briefing is jointly sponsored by the Alliance for Aging Research, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Friends of the NIA, and Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD). The following link will enable you to save and/or print the flyer for the House briefing: InviteHouse3

Please feel free to disseminate this flyer through your listservs, websites, etc. Any assistance you could provide in helping to spread the word about this exciting event would be greatly appreciated. To RSVP for the House briefing, please send an email to [email protected] confirming your plans to attend.

Best regards,
Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW
Chair, Friends of the National Institute on Aging