Remembering Miriam Kelty, PhD

We join our colleagues at NIA in expressing condolences at the passing of Dr. Miriam Kelty.

Miriam Kelty, Ph.D., former associate director at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and founder of the NIH Bioethics Interest Group, died June 6, 2021. A trained psychologist, Kelty held many leadership positions in her nearly 40 years at NIH. Her areas of interest included bioethics, clinical research policy, mentorship, and behavioral research.

#NIAFundsMe Social Media Campaign

We are pleased to announce FoNIA’s social media campaign #NIAFundsMe to highlight NIA’s role in investing in innovative and impactful aging research.  Attached and at the link below is a #NIAFundsMe tool kit to demonstrate how to participate in the campaign.  Feel free to use the “blurb” below in your outreach and communications to your membership, partners, and Boards to encourage researchers to share all the incredible work they do with NIA funding and allowing us to share their story and the role of NIA funding.  We can then amplify the messages to Congressional leadership and appropriators.

#NIAFundsMe Social Media Campaign

The Friends of the National Institute of Aging (FoNIA) has designed a social media campaign to highlight the research that NIA funds which enhances the lives and expands the health span of all Americans.  FoNIA is encouraging all aging researchers to take a picture of themselves and/or something emblematic of their research and post to social media using #NIAFundsMe hash tag.  FoNIA can then funnel these posts to appropriate Congressional social media feeds.

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.