Friends of NIA requested federal resources continue to be dedicated to sustaining and enhancing timely and promising aging research at NIA and across NIH as part of the FY 2024 House Appropriations process. Specifically, FoNIA requests:
no less than $50.924 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2024 for base spending at NIH for current institutes and operations, which corresponds with the overall recommendation of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research;
we ask that NIA ,as a component of the NIH, receive a commensurate funding increase(7.3 percent over the FY 23 levels) in FY 2024;
continued funding to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at NIH. However, investment in ARPA-H should not come at the cost of the existing NIH institutes and centers conducting and supporting research on aging;
a minimum increase of $321 million above the final enacted amount for FY 2023 specific to research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). NIA is the primary federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research.
In an InsideNIA blog post, Drs. Damali Martin and John Phillips of the NIA Division of Neuroscience announced that NIA is joining the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program. GEOHealth works to build institutions and networks in developing countries for coordinated and collaborative environmental and occupational health research, data management, and training at the local, regional, and global levels. Each NIA GEOHealth hub will be supported by two coordinated, linked awards: 1) a cooperative research award to an institution in a developing nation, and 2) a training award to a U.S. institution with substantial NIH involvement to coordinate research training. All GEOHealth projects must feature mentored research training and career development programs for scientists in low- and middle-income countries in a variety of disciplines. For more details or to apply for GEOHealth funding, visit RFA-TW-21-001 or RFA-TW-21-002.
The National Institute on Agingwill be hosting a virtual meeting to discuss the potential and planning of a practice-based research network (PBRN) to address the disparities gap with the recruitment and retention of diverse and underserved populations to AD/ADRD clinical research studies.
PBRNs are networks of health care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice–they have the potential to directly engage diverse and underserved communities in AD/ADRD clinical research.
When:Friday, April 30, 2021; 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Keynote Speakers: Lori Minasian, MD, Deputy Director for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Prevention and Jonathan N. Tobin, PhD, Cardiovascular Epidemiologist and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Panel Speakers: Jennifer Manly, PhD, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, and Jonathan Jackson, PhD
Who Should Attend: Researchers and other stakeholders who are interested in learning about PBRNs to address AD/ADRD research gaps
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:
This opportunity is to support the generation of extensive data from high-content, high-throughput imaging, omics, and other technologies as appropriate, to build, benchmark, standardize, and validate senescent cell maps at high resolution.
This FOA is to support a Consortium Organization and Data Coordinating Center that will serve as the organizational hub and collect, store, curate, and disseminate all data, metadata, analysis and visualization tools, computational models, and aggregate data generated by the consortium into a searchable database.
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:
You can also dial 188.8.131.52 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.
Please join the Friends of the National Institute on Aging to hear about the groundbreaking aging research that is being supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NIA, one of 27 Institutes comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads the national scientific effort to promote the health and well-being of older adults. It will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Capitol Visitorʼs Center, SVC 201, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. To RSVP for the event, please go here. To download details, please click here.