View from the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DOD, and VA*

Date/Time: Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Track: Professional Development
Room: Franklin Hall 4 (4th Floor)
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Chair: Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil, FANA

Co-Chair: Ali Ezzati, MD

This is a panel session of the directors of the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DOD and the VA, providing information on resources available for research from the institutions, how to apply, and pearls to help new and experienced investigators navigate the funding systems.

Learning Objectives:

1. List opportunities for neuroscience and neurology research at the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DOD, and VA.
2. Describe the infrastructure of the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DOD, and VA as it pertains neurology and neuroscience research.
3. Identify training and career development opportunities available for academic neurologists and neuroscientists at the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DOD, and VA.

View from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Speaker: Walter Koroshetz, MD, FANA

An overview of the NINDS mission and organization, with special emphasis on the NINDS training career development programs across the career trajectory.

Funding Opportunities at the VA

Speaker: Amanda Hunt, PhD

An overview of career development award funding opportunities from the VA Office of Research and Development

NIA AD/ADRD opportunities update

Speaker: Eliezer Masliah, MD

The U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health, and Human Services, supports biomedical and behavioral research with a focus on Alzheimer Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) and aging. There is attention to understanding basic processes of aging and AD/ADRD, improving prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions common in later years, and improving the health of older persons. The NIA also supports the training and career development of scientists focusing on AD/ADRD and aging research and the development of research resources. The talk will provide an update on the latest research findings and opportunities from the NIA around neurodegeneration in AD/ADRD.

View from the NICHD, Overview of NIH Funding Opportunities

Speaker: Joe Bonner, PhD

Dr. Bonner will provide an overall introduction to NIH, including guidance on selecting an appropriate funding opportunity and finding the NIH institute that is the best fit for a proposal. He will conclude with an introduction to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research.