#ResearchDiversity Day – October 21st

Join NIA and other institutes across NIH to celebrate #ResearchDiversity Day. The event will take place on October 21st from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. This year, NIA will focus on diversity supplements and the grantees who have been awarded them. Follow along on Twitter using #ResearchDiversity to hear directly from awardees about their research, experiences, and how having a diversity supplement has helped advance their research careers.

NIH Hosts Science of Sleep Across the Lifespan Q&A Series

NIH will host the Science of Sleep Across the Lifespan Q&A Series on Facebook, which will provide information on how sleep impacts the health of teens, adults, and older adults. Each event will also be archived to view later.

  • The Science of Sleep and Teens (hosted by NICHD) – view August 10th archived event
  • The Science of Sleep and Adults (hosted by NHLBI) – August 17th at 2:30PM ET
  • The Science of Sleep and Older Adults (hosted by NIA) – August 24th at 2:30PM ET

FY2023 NIH Professional Judgement Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

In a recent InsideNIA blog post, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes highlighted the newly released FY 2023 NIH Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, also known as the “bypass budget.” The report, titled Transforming Research to Prevent, Detect, Treat, and Provide Better Care for Dementia, features summaries of key studies in Alzheimer’s and related dementias (AD/ADRD) research and the tremendous progress of NIA scientists and grantees in this area. In addition, the FY 2023 bypass budget identifies $226 million in additional resources needed for new AD/ADRD research to help reach the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – to effectively treat and prevent these diseases by 2025.

Addressing global challenges for aging and dementia

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.