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AGS/NIA/ACC Conference "Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease"

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The AGING Initiative would like to share an upcoming conference opportunity on behalf of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS): The 2021 AGS/NIA/ACC U13 Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Conference will take place October 18-19 in Washington, DC. It will focus on the interface between Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. The conference will include a professional development track for young investigators who are rising stars in their fields to ensure continued excellence in tomorrow’s generation of geriatrics researchers. To learn more about the conference, visit the AGS website at the link below. Applications for the conference are due by Friday, June 14, 2021: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MN8ZS7P [surveymonkey.com] Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: - At least 1-2 years of research experience in a related field. - Hold an MD, PhD, PharmD or equivalent degree (e.g., DDS, DNP, DO, DPT, OD, PsyD). - Have an academic appointment as a research fellow, instructor, or faculty member. Please note, we are planning an in-person conference, but we will follow CDC guidance and local policies at the time of the conference. We will consider special requests for other ways accepted attendees can participate (virtually) on a case-by-case basis, although we encourage applicants to plan to attend in-person, if allowed and possible.

Posted on May 18, 2021

2021 Masoro-Barshop Conference on Aging October 13-15, 2021 Virtual Zoom Webinar

"The Aging Immune System" October 13-15, 2021

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Conference Organizers: Peter Dube, PhD, Ann Griffith, PhD, and Ellen Kraig, PhD Conference Sponsors: NIH - National Institute of Aging | San Antonio Nathan Shock Center | Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies | San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Center | San Antonio GRECC Daily talks and abstract sessions from 9:45am until 4:00pm CDT. Schedule to be available closer to the event time. Full listing of speakers included in the attached flyer. Register at link below.

Posted on August 3, 2021

NIA R13-funded Immunology of Aging Conference

This 2-day live, virtual meeting will break down silos of specialization and will coalesce leading scientists from three disciplines (immunology, aging and computational biology) with shared interests in understanding aging at the systems level and in curing aging-related diseases. Topics that will be covered will include senescence, immune system aging, cognitive decline with aging, and clinical and genomic biomarkers of aging. In addition, there will be talks on recent advances in genomic technologies such as single cell profiling technologies and microbiome profiling. Participants will have access to recordings and meeting content for two weeks after the meeting ends.

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Aging is a complex and multi-dimensional phenotype that affects all tissues of all organisms. In humans, aging–related diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and type 2 diabetes, pose a huge health and economic burden, which will continue to increase as the aging population is expected to double by 2030. Disruption of immune cell functions and responses plays a significant role in the etiology of many aging-related diseases. Recent advances in genomic technologies (e.g., single cell transcriptomics and epigenomics) enable precise description of molecular and cellular changes associated with aging in human cells as well as in model organisms, including the mouse. However, uncovering the functional and clinical significance of these genomic and cellular changes is a significant computational challenge. This 2-day virtual meeting integrates three disciplines (immunology, aging and computational biology) in order to understand aging at the systems level and to address curing of aging-related diseases. Highlighted topics include senescence, immune system aging, cognitive decline with aging, recent advances in genomic technologies, and clinical and genomic biomarkers of aging.

Posted on September 2, 2021

“Understanding the Basics of the Grant Process”

The goal of this webinar is to provide insights for career stage, preparing your application and identifying the most appropriate study section and post review steps. Guest Speakers: René Etcheberrigaray, MD Sr. Scientific Advisor Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) National Institute on Aging Kenneth Santora, PhD Director Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) National Institute on Aging

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Posted on July 15, 2021

RCMAR Coordinating Center Webinar "Best Practices for Using and Obtaining Diversity Supplements"

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NIA’s Diversity Supplement program supports the development of eligible trainee-candidates who seek independent careers in aging and geriatrics research and meet NIA’s goal to enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce. On June 11th, Dr. Maria G. Carranza will present the best practices for application preparation and submission, and discuss review and funding policies. To register and learn more, visit the link provided.

Posted on May 27, 2021

Multimorbidity in the Rochester Epidemiology Project

After describing the Rochester Epidemiology Project records-linkage system, Dr. Rocca will summarize his exciting research on the epidemiology of multimorbidity (MM) and highlight his team’s findings using MM as a clinical marker of accelerated aging. Presented by: Walter A. Rocca, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology, and the Ralph S. and Beverly E. Caulkins Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Mayo Clinic Introduction by Marcel Salive, M.D., M.P.H. Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute on Aging

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The Prevention Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) develop collaborative research initiatives to address unmet prevention research needs across the NIH. This new Prevention SIG Webinar Series was designed to provide a space for the public to learn from prevention research experts and thought leaders who are making advances in public health. Developed as a platform to engage and interact with various stakeholders, this series will highlight advanced topics including, comorbidity, screening, health and housing, health disparities and prevention research capacity building. Lectures within the series will be delivered by subject matters experts from across the globe and will include sufficient time for questions to be addressed. The Prevention SIGs and the Prevention SIG Webinar Series are managed by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention. For more information, reach out to the ODP contacts listed below: • Dr. Melissa Green Parker: melissa.greenparker@nih.gov • Ms. Kaitlin Akif: kaitlin.akif@nih.gov

Posted on June 8, 2021

University of Michigan Virtual REC Retreat

"Human Research Across the Translational Spectrum: from the Lab to the Real World"

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The University of Michigan Older Americans Independence Center (UM OAIC; directed by Dr. Raymond Yung), in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer Disease Research Center (MADRC; directed by Dr. Henry Paulson), will be hosting our annual research retreat entitled "Human Research Across the Translational Spectrum: from the Lab to the Real World" in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan May 27-May 28, 2021.  As Director of the UM OAIC Research Education Core (REC), I am the retreat coordinator. Roger Albin, MADCC Research Education Component Core Director, will be assisting with the research retreat.

As per our successful virtual Zoom retreat last year, we anticipate a mid-morning start (to accommodate Pacific zone junior and senior faculty participants), and ending mid-afternoon each day.

The goal of the research retreat is to assist talented junior faculty members to learn more about current problems and progress in this area, and to provide these scientists with candid feedback about their own research ideas.  Relevant areas can span clinical, epidemiological, and health care research.  Based on the needs and interests of the junior faculty participants, we will invite external reviewers and speakers, to complement our local UM experts.  The retreat will feature research seminars presented by our two external Keynote Speakers, as well as presentations by UM OAIC senior faculty on topics related to research career development.

Much of the workshop will be devoted to “mock” study sections at which junior faculty members will have the opportunity to have their own grant proposals reviewed by their colleagues and by experienced senior faculty scholars.  By reviewing projects of their peers, and hearing the critiques of experienced reviewers, participants gain valuable insights into the peer review process that may improve their own grant-writing skills.  This is also an outstanding opportunity to network with both leading senior and “up-and-coming” junior researchers.  Note that we frequently hear later how much the feedback and insight from these sessions helped lead to successful grant funding.

Each junior faculty member selected for this workshop will be expected to provide us by mid-April a copy of a grant proposal on which he or she wishes to receive advice.  Participants usually submit an application that is currently under review or in the late stages of preparation.  The form of the application is flexible (e.g. NIH, NSF, VA, foundation), but must contain at least five pages of scientific narrative describing the background, preliminary data, and research goals of the scientific program proposed.  An abstract and explanation of the type of proposal submitted are also required. Deadline for the application is May 3, 2021.

Each junior faculty participant will also receive from us, by mid-May, 2 - 3 applications submitted by his or her colleagues, and will be asked to prepare a short written critique that is intended to help the applicant, pointing out strengths and possible weaknesses of the research plan and its presentation.  These critiques will then form the basis for the mock study sections at the retreat itself.  Each participant will thus receive comments from at least two of the other participants, plus one or more senior faculty members who play a role in the study section process.

We would be grateful if you could have junior faculty colleagues who want to participate in this program contact either of us. They should describe how participation would benefit their research, indicate the type of grant to be submitted, and submit their biosketch to us at nalexand@umich.edu.

Posted on January 4, 2021

Using the NIA Health Disparities Framework to Optimize Equity in Aging Research

Workshop hosted collaboratively by the Duke Roybal Center, Duke Pepper Center within the Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development and Duke’s NIMHD-funded REACH Equity Center.

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Speakers: Patricia Jones, DrPH, MPH, MS, Director, Office of Special Populations (OSP) NIA Panelists: Tyson Brown, PhD, Director, Center of Health & Society (CHS), Associate Professor in Sociology, Duke University Kimberly Johnson, MD, Director, REACH Equity, Professor in Medicine, Duke University

Posted on March 22, 2021

NIA Virtual Meeting - Development of an NIA Practice-Based Research Network to conduct AD/ADRD clinical research

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

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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

Posted on March 15, 2021

Social Media as a Tool for Career Development

Social media is used by scientists in many ways including networking with colleagues as well as sharing information and publications to advance research.

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The RCCN and partner organizations have developed this webinar to help researchers get the most out of social media. The goals of the webinar are to provide useful information on: 1. Considering the tradeoffs of engaging in social media for professional reasons 2. How to use social media to advance your research and your career 3. How social media success can be used to expand the reach of your work and build your national profile 4. How to understand social media metrics 5. How to build an audience Alex Smith will discuss the do’s and don’ts of social media. Wynn Tranfield will provide insights on understanding social media metrics. A discussion on social media etiquette and networking with Emmy Betz and Anand Iyer will be followed by a general Q&A. This webinar is being organized by the RCCN in partnership with the AGING Initiative, RCMAR Coordinating Center, OAIC Coordinating Center Early Career Faculty Work Group, US Deprescribing Network, Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center and Clin-STAR Coordinating Center.

Posted on March 25, 2021

Webinar: Impacts of Implementation Research and Practice focused on Older Adults

The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Coordinating Center is pleased to announce our latest webinar!

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Co-hosting with the AGING Initiative, the goal of this webinar is to share impacts of implementation work through what the NIA prioritizes and a success story from an early mid-level researcher, as well as to provide information on identifying funding sources.

Posted on January 13, 2021

Impacts of Implementation Research and Practice focused on Older Adults

Co-hosting with the AGING Initiative

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Co-hosting with the AGING Initiative, the goal of this webinar is to share impacts of implementation work through what the NIA prioritizes and a success story from an early mid-level researcher, as well as to provide information on identifying funding sources.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Presenters:

  • Marcel Salive, MD, MPH
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology National Institute of Aging
  • Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Posted on March 21, 2021

NIH Webinar

Multimorbidity Funding Opportunity Announcements Technical Assistance Webinar

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Multimorbidity Funding Opportunity Announcements Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 1 from 12:30-2:00pm ET. This pre-application technical assistance webinar will provide an overview of the two NIH multimorbidity funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) listed below. These FOAs are soliciting innovative research to better understand, measure, and intervene on multimorbidity, or multiple chronic conditions.

Posted on August 26, 2020

Webinar

Preventing Serious Fall Injuries: Primary Findings from the STRIDE Study

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The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) Study findings will be presented. The aim of STRIDE is to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based strategies to reduce serious fall-related injuries by implementing individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the rationale, design, implementation, and results of the Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) clinical trial; (2) discuss the STRIDE interdisciplinary, co-management approach to falls prevention; and (3) describe the policy implications of the STRIDE results.

Posted on July 1, 2020

Webinar

Succeeding in Aging Research During the Pandemic: a Webinar for Research Fellows and Junior Faculty

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Organized by the AGS Junior Faculty Special Interest Group and recorded July 10, 2020, this webinar discussed navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on research, funding, finding a job, hiring staff, and general productivity. Moderators addressed pressing questions from junior faculty and how to navigate conducting research during the pandemic.

Posted on July 10, 2020

Project Management 101

Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Project Management

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  • Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Project Management
  • Identify Best Practices for Team Building
  • Understand How to Create a Roadmap
  • Obtain Tips on Building Infrastructure: Study Documents
  • Recognize Common Data Collection Mistakes
  • Learn What to Concentrate on to Monitor Progress
  • Learn How to Build a Budget and Leverage Resources

Posted on March 21, 2021

Working Group Webinar

OAIC National Coordinating Center Early Career Faculty Working Group Webinar: Project Management 101

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The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Coordinating Centeris pleased to announce our latest webinar! The goal of this webinar is to share tipson staying focused, avoiding mistakes with planning the project, templates and tricksof the trade.

Posted on November 13, 2019

Genomic Workshop

SYSTEMS BIOLOGY OF AGING: DATA SCIENCE MEETS GEROSCIENCE

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The 2-day meeting will bring together leading scientists from three disciplines (immunology, aging and computational biology) with shared interests in understanding aging at the systems level and in curing aging-related diseases. Topics that will be covered will include senescence, immune system aging, cognitive decline with aging, clinical and genomic biomarkers of aging. In addition, there will be talks on recent advances in genomic technologies such as single cell profiling technologies and microbiome profiling. We would love to see you here!

Posted on June 3, 2019

RCCN Workshop Travel Awards for Early Career Investigators

Sex and Gender Differences in Aging

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For our upcoming RCCN Workshop “Sex and Gender Differences in Aging”, to be held June 6 and 7, 2019 in Marina del Rey, CA, there will be travel awards available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators-in-training. Those selected will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development. The travel awards will cover travel to and from the meeting, meals, and hotel accommodations. Successful applicants will be from institutions with at least one NIA supported center, and who have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Posted on March 1, 2019

Joint Conference

JOINT AGS/NIA CONFERENCE ON OSTEOPOROSIS AND SOFT TISSUE DISORDERS

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We are excited to announce that “Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders”—the second in a three-part series of U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conferences—will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD, from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A preliminary agenda for the conference can be accessed at the link above, as well as the application for the conference.

Posted on October 24, 2018

OAIC Early Career Faculty Working Group Webinar

Writing your K as a Springboard to R Success

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The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Coordinating Center is pleased to announce its first webinar! The goal of this webinar is to provide insights for writing a K grant application so as to not only promote its success, but also lay a strong foundation for development of a successful subsequent R-grant project. The webinar will feature presentations by Jennifer Lai, MD from the University of California, San Francisco and Dorry Segev, MD PhD of Johns Hopkins University.

Posted on December 20, 2018

Sarcopenia Consortium

International Sarcopenia Definition and Outcomes Conference

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The International Position Statement Development Conference for Sarcopenia will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on November 13, 2018. This one-day conference is being organized by the Sarcopenia Definitions and Outcomes Consortium just prior to the Annual Meeting of the Gerontology Society of America (GSA) which is also being held in Boston this year from November 14-18, 2018. The Conference will feature keynote talks on sarcopenia and discussions of the position statements on sarcopenia definitions and outcomes by an international expert panel.

Posted on October 23, 2018

Research Symposium and Workshop

Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disorders

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The American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Geriatric Cardiology Section, in collaboration with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), is pleased to sponsor a 1.5-day Research Symposium and Workshop focusing on current knowledge and future research directions related to Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disorders. The conference will be held on October 15-16, 2018 at ACC's Heart House in Washington, DC. Immediately following the Workshop there will be a half-day session that will discuss mentoring and research opportunities for residents, fellows, and other early career investigators interested in the intersections between geriatrics and cardiology.

Posted on October 23, 2018

Webinar

Incorporating Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency into Aging Projects and Papers

Hosted by: The Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center & Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

Posted on September 4, 2017

University of Michigan Research Retreat

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The University of Michigan Older Americans Independence Center (UM OAIC; directed by Dr Ray Yung), in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer Disease Core Center (MADCC; directed by Dr. Henry Paulson), will be hosting our annual research retreat entitled "Human Research Across the Translational Spectrum: from the Lab to the Real World" in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan May 25-26, 2017. The focus of this year's retreat will include cognitive disorders as well as aging research. As Director of the UM OAIC Research Career Development Core (RCDC), I am the retreat coordinator. Roger Albin, MADCC Research Education Component Core Director, will be assisting with the research retreat. We would be grateful if you could have junior faculty colleagues who want to participate in this program contact either of us. They should describe how participation would benefit their research, indicate the type of grant to be submitted, and submit a copy of their CV to us at nalexand@umich.edu.

Posted on March 16, 2017

2017 William Hazzard Translational Research in Aging Symposium

Posted on March 16, 2017