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09/20/2022 WEBINAR: The NIA Aging Cell Repository: A Resource to Foster Collaborations Across the RCCN
When: (09/20/2022)
Short Description: How your aging research, whether it is basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological, might benefit from/contribute to the NIA Aging Cell Repository. Organized by the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) and co-sponsored by the Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center, OAIC National Coordinating Center, and the AGING Initiative.
Long Description: Save the Date! Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT) This webinar will: - Introduce the NIA Aging Cell Repository at Coriell and explain how to request/obtain and donate cells (link below) - Provide a general introduction to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) - Report on the use of human cells for aging research in longitudinal studies Webinar recording is linked below.
Location: zoom
09/16/2022 ZOOM PRESENTATION: Pepper Grand Rounds at Northwestern Pepper Center 9/16/22
When: 12 pm CT (09/16/2022)
Short Description: The Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA) and the Northwestern Pepper Center are pleased to present Pepper Center Rounds. Pepper Center Rounds are a venue to showcase high-quality research from scholars across the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers network. Please, join us!
Long Description: Join Dr. Jason Falvey for his presentation: "From Claims to Community: Addressing the Poverty Penalty for Older Adults Living with a New Disability” Guest: Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor; Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine Dr. Falvey is a physical therapist and clinician-scientist with expertise using Medicare claims and national survey data to evaluate functional recovery, aging in place, and healthcare utilization among older adults recovering from acute hospitalization. His current work focuses on economic disparities in patient-centered outcomes, such as disability and aging in place, among older adults recovering from hospitalization. He is the second ever physical therapist to be funded by a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award (K76) from the National Institute on Aging. His research on economic and social disparities in health outcomes among older adults has recently been published in high impact journals including JAMA Internal Medicine and his clinical and research expertise has been featured in news outlets such as the Washington Post, CNN News, and US News and World Reports. Dr. Falvey is also board-certified as a geriatric physical therapist, and still treats patients in a specialty Balance and Mobility Clinic in the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital. For more information about the Northwestern Pepper Center, visit the web Link 2 below.
Location: zoom
08/19/2022 ZOOM PRESENTATION: Pepper Grand Rounds at Northwestern Pepper Center
When: 12 pm CT (08/19/2022)
Short Description: The Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA) and the Northwestern Pepper Center are pleased to present Pepper Center Rounds. Pepper Center Rounds are a venue to showcase high-quality research from scholars across the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers network. Please, join us!
Long Description: “The role of out-of-pocket costs and price transparency in the care of adults with multimorbidity” Guest: Caroline Sloan, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population Health Sciences Duke University Caroline Sloan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the General Internal Medicine Division at Duke University. She completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and her Internal Medicine residency, Chief Residency, and GIM fellowship at Duke University. Her clinical interests are in primary care for vulnerable and historically underserved populations. Her research interests focus on the role that money plays in medical decision-making for middle-aged and older patients with multimorbidity. She has studied the impact of Medicare payment reform on the way dialysis facilities provide care to patients with end-stage renal disease. More recently, she has evaluated the ways that doctors and patients communicate about and make decisions based on out-of-pocket costs. For more information about the Northwestern Pepper Center, visit https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/cahra/pepper-center/
Location: zoom
08/01/2022 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: OAIC CC Early Career Flexible, High Value RFA
When: (08/01/2022)
Short Description: The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals for a type of application that allows maximal flexibility and creativity. In the 1-page applications, proposers will explain how their proposed use of the funds (up to $5,000) will: 1) help advance the applicant’s career; and 2) build cross-center collaboration. Use of funds must be in accord with general NIH guidelines. Examples might include new software, minor equipment, key lab supplies, shared tech, travel reimbursements, etc. Deadline is August 1, 2022.
Long Description: The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals for a type of application that allows maximal flexibility and creativity. In the 1-page applications, proposers will explain how their proposed use of the funds (up to $5,000) will: 1) help advance the applicant’s career; and 2) build cross-center collaboration. Use of funds must be in accord with general NIH guidelines. Examples might include new software, minor equipment, key lab supplies, shared tech, travel reimbursements, etc. The OAIC Coordinating Center leaders encourage applicants to contact us as needed for guidance on applications and assistance with matchmaking and identifying potential collaborators from other Pepper Centers via access to the OAIC Collaborators Database via the National Pepper Center website (www.peppercenter.org). Applications should include the following o Project description: one page, 300 word max, Ariel 11 font. o How the funds will be used o Projected timeline for use of the funds - all funds must be spent < 12 months o Anticipated outcomes o A separate reference page with up to 10 references is allowed o One-sentence endorsement/commitment letter from Director of submitting OAIC o A copy of IRB/IACUC approval letter will be required at the time of award (if applicable) Review Criteria o Led by Early Career Faculty and likelihood of advancing their career o Relevance to the overall Pepper Program theme of improving physical function and preventing and / or reversing physical disability in older persons o Builds collaboration between 2 or more Pepper Centers o Feasibility o Innovation o Likelihood that funding will result in key manuscripts and / or future extramural funding o Potential to ‘leverage’ other available resources to support the overall initiative. Submission Deadlines Applications will be due to the Pepper Coordinating Center by Monday, August 1, 2022. Contact Please direct any questions regarding the application process to Abby Archer (peppercenter@wakehealth.edu).
06/09/2022 US Deprescribing Research Network RFA
When: (06/09/2022)
Short Description: Call for Pilot Studies Preparatory to Large Clinical Trials: Complementary and Integrative Health Interventions to Support Deprescribing of Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists in Older Adults
Long Description: Benzodiazepine receptor agonists, which include classic benzodiazepines as well as the “Z-drugs” such as zolpidem, are a major source of problematic prescribing for older adults and confer substantial harms. Approaches using complementary and integrative health approaches to support deprescribing these medications show promise, yet studies in this area are for the most part small and of limited methodologic quality. There is a need for high-quality controlled clinical trials of complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches to determine their effectiveness for helping older adults reduce use of these medications. The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) has applied for a directed funding opportunity from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AT-22-012.html) to solicit, select, and fund large pilot studies in this topic area that can, upon completion, lead directly to large and definitive clinical trials. While USDeN’s application has not yet been approved, it is highly likely that it will be funded, with a likely start date in August 2022. After this date, there will be a short timeline for research groups to apply for pilot funds through this mechanism. We thus strongly encourage people who may be interested in applying for pilot funds to begin developing their ideas and research team during this spring and early summer. We strongly encourage investigators who might be interested in applying – or simply learning more – to contact the US Deprescribing Research Network at admin@deprescribingresearch.org. We are happy to answer questions, and once we know who you are we will be able to provide updates about this funding opportunity as they become available. We anticipate funding approximately 4 one-year pilot studies, each with a budget of up to approximately $160,000 (combined directs and indirects). More details including timeline are including in the attached RFA.
02/18/2022 a2 Collective Pilot Award RFA link
When: (02/18/2022)
Short Description: EMPOWERING INNOVATION IN AI + AGING
Long Description: The a2 Collective represents the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (AITC) program, which is dedicated to helping Americans live longer, better through the application of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. The NIA has earmarked $40 million over the next 5 years to fund demonstration projects that utilize artificial intelligence approaches and technology to improve care and health outcomes for older Americans, including persons with (AD/ADRD) and their caregivers. Pilot Program details here: https://www.a2collective.ai/pilotawards Dates of Importance: Applications Open: Jan. 10, 2022 Q&A Webinar: Jan. 18, 2022 Applications Close: Feb. 18, 2022 Awards Granted: May 31, 2022
02/15/2022 Request for Inter-NIA Center/CTSA Hub Pilot/Project Proposals
When: (02/15/2022)
Long Description: For Implementation Activities in Support of Inclusion of Older Adults in Clinical Trials Applications are due February 15, 2022 with awards announced by March 31, 2022. Details provided in RFA linked below.
02/05/2022 NIA Funding Announcement: New opportunities for advancing pain science
When: (02/05/2022)
Short Description: NIA recently published the following two Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) highlighting research related to pain, pain management, and opioids that fall within NIA’s mission.
Long Description: 1. NOT-AG-22-004: Notice of Special Interest: Research on Pain, Pain Management, and Opioids in Aging 2. NOT-AG-22-005: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Research on Pain, Pain Management, and Opioids in Aging Research topics may include, but are not limited to, studies on mechanisms, assessment, treatment, and outcomes of pain and pain-related conditions in aging humans and animal models. NIA welcomes basic and translational research and research training applications that fall within NIA’s mission to support genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging. Grant types for NOT-AG-22-004 include research, career development, and small business awards, submitted as new and renewing applications, resubmissions, and competing revisions; or administrative supplements for NOT-AG-22-005.
01/01/2022 NACA-approved concepts for funding initiatives
When: (01/01/2022)
Long Description: Information about concepts approved at the most recent National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meetings. We have posted the approved concepts here to give interested researchers maximal lead time to plan projects. Please note that not all concepts will necessarily end up converting to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), and some of the concepts listed below (particularly from older Council meetings) may have already been converted to FOAs.
11/15/2021 OAIC CC Multi-Center, Collaborative Pilot & Exploratory RFA
When: Announcement of Awards (11/15/2021)
Long Description: The purpose of the RFA is to encourage cross-center collaborations within the OAIC network by funding for Pilot and Exploratory studies that by their nature require meaningful contributions - of expertise, capabilities, and specimens participants - from 2 or more OAICs. The desired outcomes, in addition to building collaborations, are to produce data and results that have strong potential to lead to subsequent proposals for extramural funding of larger, definitive studies produce impactful publications. Application Timeline: Letter of Intent deadline September 13, 2021 by 11:59 pm EST Full Application deadline October 25, 2021 by 11:59 pm EST Announcement of Awards November 15, 2021 Please share this information broadly with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at peppercenter@wakehealth.edu or Dr. Dalane Kitzman at (dkitzman@wakehealth.edu).
11/04/2021 ZOOM PRESENTATION: "Twitter Use and the Early Career Clinician-Scientist" Talk
When: (11/04/2021)
Short Description: "Twitter Use and the Early Career Clinician-Scientist" Talk from the Pepper OAIC CC Early Career Faculty Working Group by Dr. Jason Falvey and Dr. Brienne Miner
Long Description: Drs. Falvey & Miner share a joint presentation on how to best utilize twitter focusing on early career clinician-scientist but also welcome anyone who is new to twitter and would appreciate an easy to follow overview discussing objectives, benefits and how to get started.
10/25/2021 OAIC CC Freezer Pilot RFA
When: Announcement of Awards (10/25/2021)
Long Description: The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals to accelerate progress for clinical and translational research projects. These projects are intended to be small (<$7,500), efficient, and relatively short term in order to generate preliminary data for submission of collaborative extramural grant applications and/or high impact publications. We particularly encourage novel uses of existing data, specimens (blood or tissue), or images from OAIC and aging-related research repositories. Application Timeline: Letter of Intent deadline September 13, 2021 Applications deadline October 25, 2021 Announcement of Awards November 15, 2021 Please share this information with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at peppercenter@wakehealth.edu or Dr. Dalane Kitzman at (dkitzman@wakehealth.edu).
07/16/2021 Sustained Training in Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) HIV-Aging Mentoring Program
When: (07/16/2021)
Long Description: We are delighted to announce a call for applications for the Sustained Training in Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) Program at the University of California San Diego. This program aims to develop promising scientists into high quality independently-funded researchers whose long-term careers will make a lasting contribution to the area of HIV and aging mental health research, including neurocognitive impairment. The STAHR program is aimed at clinical and translational post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty from across the United States, with previous training in either aging or HIV research, but interested in gaining expertise in the intersection of these two factors. STAHR scholars will attend a summer institute and workshop, which will be held virtually from June 21st to July 16th, 2021.
04/26/2021 Harvard Translational Research in Aging Postdoctoral Training Program
When: Applications require a mentor and are due Monday April 26, 2021 (04/26/2021)
Long Description: The Harvard Translational Research in Aging Postdoctoral Training Program offers a two-year training program sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. The goal of the program is to provide highly qualified M.D. or Ph.D. fellows with outstanding geriatric basic science, clinical and health care training, under the mentorship of experienced investigators in geriatric medicine and gerontology. Trainees are appointed as research fellows through Harvard Medical School and have access to resources and expertise through the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research. Applications require a mentor and are due Monday April 26, 2021. For application guidelines and form please visit: https://www.marcusinstituteforaging.org/resources/harvard-translational-research-aging-training-program
03/17/2021 WEBINAR: Social Media as a Tool for Career Development
When: (03/17/2021)
Short Description: Social media is used by scientists in many ways including networking with colleagues as well as sharing information and publications to advance research.
Long Description: 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.
10/20/2020 Pepper Center RFA Re-Issuance
When: (10/20/2020)
Long Description: This FOA supports applications for Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs), centers of excellence in geriatrics research and research education, to increase scientific knowledge leading to better ways to maintain or restore independence in older persons. The OAIC awards are designed to develop or strengthen awardee institutions' programs that focus on and sustain progress on a key area in aging research related to the mission of the OAIC program.
09/25/2020 The AGING Initiative would like to share an upcoming funding opportunity on behalf of the U.S. Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN)
When: (09/25/2020)
Long Description: USDeN seeks an investigator team to participate in a funded electronic data harmonization initiative related to deprescribing. Currently, 4 health systems will soon begin participation in a Data Harmonization workgroup to demonstrate approaches to using routinely available electronic health data in trials of deprescribing. We are seeking a 5th site to join this workgroup. The project will span 24 months, with $70,000 of funding available for the new site. Please visit our website to view the RFA and submit an application: https://deprescribingresearch.org/data-harmonization-working-group-collaborating-site-opportunity/ The deadline to apply is September 25, 2020,11:59 PM (PST). If you have questions, please email: admin@deprescribingresearch.org.
08/07/2020 NIH COVID-19 Notice of Limited Competition for which Pepper Centers are eligible
When: (08/07/2020)
Long Description: Please see the Notice of Limited Competition for Community-Engaged Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations. As it describes, only selected NIH awardees are eligible to apply. The Pepper Centers are included. Note also the application due date of August.
05/29/2020 Multi-Center, Collaborative Pilot & Exploratory RFA
When: Announcement of Awards (05/29/2020)
Long Description: The purpose of the RFA is to encourage cross-center collaborations within the OAIC network by funding for Pilot and Exploratory studies that by their nature require meaningful contributions - of expertise, capabilities, and specimens participants - from 2 or more OAICs. The desired outcomes, in addition to building collaborations, are to produce data and results that have strong potential to lead to subsequent proposals for extramural funding of larger, definitive studies produce impactful publications. Application Process Timeline: Letter of Intent deadline March 23, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST (LOIs are required for full application submission) Full Application deadline April 27, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST Announcement of Awards May 29, 2020 Please share this information broadly with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at peppercenter@wakehealth.edu or Dr. Dalane Kitzman at (dkitzman@wakehealth.edu).
04/27/2020 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Flexible, High Value Early Career Faculty Proposals RFA
When: (04/27/2020)
Long Description: The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals for a new type of application that allows maximal flexibility and creativity. In the 1-page applications, proposers will explain how their proposed use of the funds (up to $5,000) will: 1) help advance the applicant’s career; and 2) build cross-center collaboration. Use of funds must be in accord with general NIH guidelines. Examples might include: new software, minor equipment, key lab supplies, shared tech, etc. Please share this information with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at peppercenter@wakehealth.edu or Dr. Dalane Kitzman at (dkitzman@wakehealth.edu).
03/24/2020 Rapid / Exploratory / Freezer Pilot Fund Request for Applications
When: (03/24/2020)
Long Description: The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals to accelerate progress for clinical and translational research projects. These projects are intended to be small (<$7,500), efficient, and relatively short term in order to generate preliminary data for submission of collaborative extramural grant applications and/or high impact publications. The Coordinating Center plans to support up to 2 proposals in this round of funding. We particularly encourage novel uses of existing data, specimens (blood or tissue), or images from OAIC and aging-related research repositories. Applications will be due to the Pepper Coordinating Center by March 24, 2020. Please share this information with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at peppercenter@wakehealth.edu or Dr. Dalane Kitzman at (dkitzman@wakehealth.edu).
01/01/2020 Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts
When: (01/01/2020)
Short Description: NIH has launched a series of initiatives to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These initiatives target key points along the clinical trial lifecycle from concept to results reporting. Find key resources and tips for applicants and grantees.
08/20/2019 Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAIC) Coordinating Center Program 2019 Research Program Funding Announcement (RFA)
When: (08/20/2019)
Long Description: The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Coordinating Center announces a request for applications for multi-center, collaborative pilot and exploratory studies. The intent of the RFA is to provide funding for Pilot Studies to provide initial testing of relevant hypothesis and demonstrate the feasibility and promise of multi-center OAIC initiatives to support proposals for extramural funding of larger, definitive studies. Download full RFA here. Please share this information with faculty at your Pepper Centers. Any additional questions can be sent to the Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center at peppercenter@wakehealth.edu. Letter of Intent deadline is Wednesday, August 20, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST.
04/30/2019 RCCN Funding Opportunity: Request for Inter-NIA Center Pilot Proposals on Behavioral Change to Benefit Older Adults
When: (04/30/2019)
Long Description: The Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) has released an RFA based on the workshop "Achieving and Sustaining Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults". The RCCN is seeking to fund two or more pilot or developmental projects that involve multiple NIA-sponsored research centers to foster new research in the area of Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults including change in the behaviors of older adults, care givers, health care providers, health care delivery systems or neighborhoods. The RCCN has set aside $80,000 to fund at least 2 projects addressing this topic. Applications are due March 4, 2019 with awards announced by April 30, 2019.
01/16/2019 WEBINAR: OAIC Early Career Faculty Working Group Webinar
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 2-3p EDT (01/16/2019)
Short Description: Writing your K as a Springboard to R Success
Long Description: 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.
Location: Online Webinar