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An Introduction to the NIA Centers, Coordinating Centers, and Pilot Funding Opportunities

Thursday, October 13, 2022
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
Free for members; $25 registration for nonmembers

If you are looking for pilot funding for your next research project, you might consider one of the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) more than 120 Centers and Networks. This alphabet soup of organizations are known by their acronyms, eponyms, and initialisms: RCCN, ADRC, D&E, OAIC, NSC, RCMAR, Roybal, AITC, and IMPACT. To begin to peel back the curtain on these many organizations, representatives from NIA and a Network designed to coordinate the various Centers will meet to give a high-level overview of NIA Centers and how to stay informed about the opportunities they offer for researchers in the field of aging.

Presented By:

  • Odette van der Willik, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Grant Programs, American Federation for Aging Research
  • Dana Jeffrey Plude, PhD, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging

Funding Your Research: AHRQ and PCORI

September 29, 2022

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provide substantial resources for healthcare research in the United States that can help grantees to advance their research missions and improve healthcare quality. AHRQ and PCORI each have their own missions along with specific criteria and objectives that applicants should know to maximize their chances of successfully applying for funding. GSA members and invited speakers with expertise working with PCORI and AHRQ (from the inside and the outside) will discuss their insights into these funders. This discussion will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the panel and receive helpful tips to maximize the likelihood of future funding application success.

Presented by:

  • Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science; Executive Director, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Kate Lapane, PhD, Associate Dean of Clinical and Population Health Research, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Division Chief of Epidemiology and Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences; University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
  • Brent Sandmeyer, MPH, Program Office, Social Science Analyst, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement

Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) in Grant Writing (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

Friday, April 29, 2022

Are you unsure of how to adequately address issues of DEI&B in grant writing? Do you question whether your grant writing fully embraces equity? If so, please join our skilled panel of invited professionals who will present on how to best incorporate these concepts in your grant writing. Our panelists will discuss their experiences and practical advice on how to write grants with an equity lens, focusing on considerations for the research plan, including sampling and recruitment strategies and optimized analysis procedures.

Presented by:

  • Cerise Elliott, PhD, Program Director, Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch of the Division of Neuroscience (DN), National Institute on Aging
  • Victoria Behar-Zuzman, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program Director, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • NiCole Keith, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Keith Whitfield, PhD, President, University of Nevada Las Vegas

This program is supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.

No Researcher Is an Island: Developing Your Research Team

April 21, 2022

Grant funding is an indispensable step to conduct the work needed to advance the science of gerontology and promote optimal experiences of aging. Obtaining funding can protect precious time to pursue the topics that are of greatest interest to you, advance your career, facilitate training, and improve your prospects for future grant funding. This grant writing series of 1-hour virtual sessions is designed to help you win grants through bolstering a broad range of grantsmanship skills specifically tailored to your work as a gerontologist researcher. GSA Grant Chats feature panel discussions with peers, experienced researchers, and leaders in gerontology and offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from a wide spectrum of experts in aging science. Topics range from developing a research trajectory that looks beyond a single funding opportunity to insider tips for successful applications. Join us for what promises to be engaging and rich conversations with takeaways for gerontologists at all career stages.

Presented by:

  • Tullika Garg, MD, MPHAssociate Professor, Department of Urology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Lana Sargent, PhD, RN, FNP-C, GNP-BCAssistant Professor, School of Nursing, Affiliate Faculty, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, Core Faculty, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jasmine L. Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BCAssistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University 

Developed by the GSA Grant Writing Program Workgroup

Career Conversations Meets Grant Chats: NIA Small Business Resources to Support Innovation in Aging

April 12, 2022

During the session, presenter Dr. Saroj Regmi, will share information about the NIA’s Office of Strategic Extramural Programs which manages both the training and small business programs at the NIA. The office provides guidance and funding opportunities for small businesses as well as early-career scientists to accelerate Alzheimer’s and aging research. This session is a follow up to the “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Aging” Career Conversation held in February. Watch the recording here.

Presented by:

  • Saroj Regmi, PhD, Program Officer, Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP), National Institute on Aging (NIA) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This program is co-sponsored by the GSA Career Conversations Workgroup and the GSA Grant Chats Workgroup.

Developing a Research Trajectory

December 2, 2021

Grant funding is an indispensable step to conduct the work needed to advance the science of gerontology and promote optimal experiences of aging. Obtaining funding can protect precious time to pursue the topics that are of greatest interest to you, advance your career, facilitate training, and improve your prospects for future grant funding. This grant writing series of 1-hour virtual sessions is designed to help you win grants through bolstering a broad range of grantsmanship skills specifically tailored to your work as a gerontologist researcher. GSA Grant Chats will feature panel discussions with peers, experienced researchers, and leaders in gerontology and will offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from a wide spectrum of experts in aging science. Topics range from developing a research trajectory that looks beyond a single funding opportunity to insider tips for successful applications. Join us for what promises to be engaging and rich conversations with takeaways for gerontologists at all career stages.

Presented by:

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished University Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University
  • Lyndsey Miller, PhD, RN, Early Career Investigator, ORCATECH; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD, FAHA, Victor A. Yanchick Associate Professor; Director, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science; Co-Director, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation (iCubed): Health and Wellness in Aging Populations Core; Virginia Commonwealth University

Developed by the GSA Grant Writing Program Workgroup:

  • Patricia W. Slattum, PharmD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University and GSA Visiting Scholar
  • Zachary G. Baker, PhD, Robert L. Kane Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Gail L.Towsley, PhD, NHA, FGSA, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing

Other Webinars

Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (GSA NACA Priority Research Concepts Webinar Series)

September 28, 2022

The National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meets three times a year to consider applications for research and training and to recommend funding for promising applications. Although NACA-approved concepts are not guaranteed conversion to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the majority have historically emerged later (sometimes up to 10 months subsequently) as published FOAs.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR) are collaborating on this GSA webinar focused on recent NACA priority research concepts addressing Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. This webinar is designed to give interested researchers—especially new investigators—maximal lead time to contemplate, pull teams together, align research ideas, plan projects, and build successful applications. NIA DBSR program officials will give brief presentations, which will be followed by opportunities for Q&A.

Presented by:

  • Elizabeth Necka, PhD, NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • Elena Fazio, PhD, NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • Amelia Karraker, PhD, NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • Steven M. Albert, PhD, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh and GSA editor-in-chief of the journal Innovation in Aging (Moderator)

Developed by GSA Workgroup:

  • James S. Powers, MD, FGSA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Workgroup Lead)
  • Daniel Gan, PhD, Simon Fraser University
  • Minghui (Sam) Li, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Meredith Troutman-Jordan, PhD, FGSA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Panayiotis Tsitouras, MD, FGSA, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

AD/ADRD Behavioral, Social, Clinical, and Neuroscience Research (GSA NACA Priority Research Concepts Webinar Series)

February 24, 2022

GSA and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), Division of Neuroscience (DN), and Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) are collaborating on a GSA webinar focused on recent National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) priority research concepts, published funding opportunities, and application to NIA. NACA meets three times a year to consider applications for research and training and to recommend funding for promising applications.

Focused on NIA Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) behavioral, social, clinical, and neuroscience research, this webinar is designed to give new investigators maximal lead time to contemplate, pull teams together, align research ideas, plan projects, and build successful applications. NIA Program Officials will give brief presentations followed by opportunities for Q&A.

Presented by:

  • Jonathan King, PhD, NIA-DBSR
  • Elena Fazio, PhD, NIA-DBSR
  • Molly Wagster, PhD, NIA-DN
  • Mack Mackiewicz, PhD, NIA-DN
  • Marcel Salive, MD, MPH, NIA-DGCG
  • Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)

Developed by GSA Workgroup:

  • James S. Powers, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Workgroup Lead)
  • Daniel Gan, PhD, Simon Fraser University
  • Minghui Li, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Meredith Troutman-Jordan, PhD, University of North Carolina
  • Panayiotis Tsitouras, MD, University of Oklahoma

GSA Grant Writing in Gerontology, Professional Development, and Career Enhancement Resources

Reframing Aging

 Supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.

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