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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!

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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]

An Important Message from Dr. Richard Hodes

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on November 10, 2010 at 12:25pm
Dear Friends of NIA,
Please see below for an important message from Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging, regarding this week’s Nature article on the NIA payline and success rates.
Best regards,


Dear Friends of NIA:

As you are aware, there is interest and concern in the field and within NIA regarding our depressed payline and success rates. Recently, we outlined steps being taken to address the situation ( and were contacted by the journal about our efforts. I thought you would be interested in seeing the article that appeared online today, at, and that will be included in the print version of the journal later this week.

We will keep you apprised as we move forward with already-instigated and new approaches regarding opportunities in investigator generated research. Please do not hesitate to contact us in the coming weeks and months with any questions, concerns or thoughts.
Thank you.



Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

Director, National Institute on Aging