Posts connected to "National Institutes of Health"

May 23, 2018

GeroScience Interest Group Hosts Spring Seminar

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) hosted its spring seminar on Wednesday, June 6, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.,…
October 2, 2017

A Memorable Night of Honoring Heroes in Health

On Tuesday, September 26, the Alliance held the Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., with our partners and supporters to celebrate advancements in aging research and honor heroes in health who are dedicated to aging issues.
September 12, 2017

The Rally for Medical Research Comes to Washington, D.C., September 14

This Thursday, September 14, the Rally for Medical Research brings thousands of Americans of Washington, D.C., to urge policymakers to make funding for medical research a national priority. 
September 1, 2017

HROTW: Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with Proper Nutrition

September is Healthy Aging Month! For our Health Resource of the Week, we’re highlighting the role nutrition plays in healthy aging with a short “pocket film.”
July 21, 2017

GeroScience Interest Group Hosts Summer Seminar

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) hosted its summer seminar on Thursday, July 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., on the NIH Campus (Building 49, Room 1A51/1A59). The seminar, titled "Hematopoietic Stem Cells Aging - Mechanisms, Consequences and Interventions," featured Dr. Emmanuelle Passegué of the Columbia University Medical Center.
April 21, 2017

Tomorrow Is the March for Science

This Saturday, April 22, thousands of people will gather in the shadow of the Washington Monument to march for not just a cause, but in support of one of humanity’s most important endeavors: science.
February 14, 2017

GeroScience Interest Group Hosts Winter Seminar

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) held its winter seminar, titled "Bone Marrow Aging and the PTH Receptor: A Model of Integrative Physiology," on Wednesday, February 1.  
December 16, 2016

Alliance Urges President-Elect Trump to Retain Dr. Francis Collins as NIH Director

The Alliance for Aging Research authored a letter that was signed by 79 other patient and research nonprofit organizations, individual researchers, and companies urging President-elect Donald Trump to retain Dr. Francis Collins as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in his administration. 
December 7, 2016

Alliance Releases Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures

The Senate today approved landmark legislation overhauling the development of medical treatments and cures for patients, which represents the culmination of a multi-year, bipartisan initiative in Congress. Here is a statement from Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin.
November 2, 2016

GeroScience Interest Group Kicks off Seminar Series

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) will launch its 2016-2017 GSIG seminar series this Thursday at the NIH campus. The first GSIG seminar, titled “From the Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine: A Journey to Advance Human Health,” will be led by Dr. Eric Green, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).  
October 31, 2016

An Update on 21st Century Cures

We provide an update on the 21st Century Cures Act, an important piece of legislation that the Alliance has been advocating for.
October 25, 2016

Alliance Hosts Panel Discussion on the Value of Healthy Aging with the Bipartisan Policy Center

Today, the Alliance and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a panel discussion, titled “Maximizing the Value of Healthy Aging to Society,” to discuss the work of David A. Wise, Ph.D., and the broader issues of assessing value in aging.
September 22, 2016

Alliance Debuts New Video at Rally for Medical Research

Today, at the Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C., Alliance president and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, introduced a new video that shares the moving stories of patients and their loved ones who have taken on the challenge of living with diseases and conditions such as heart disease, chronic pain, and stroke.
September 15, 2016

Meet Our 2016 Award Winners

Next Tuesday, September 20, the Alliance will hold the 2016 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner. Each year, we recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions to advancing the science of human aging, and this year is no exception. Meet this year’s award winners!
May 13, 2016

We Bring People and Organizations Together to Advance Science

A major way the Alliance advances science is through building coalitions of diverse organizations and individuals to bring visibility and support to health research, with the ultimate goal of improving the healthy length and quality of life for everyone. Learn more. 
April 25, 2016

Alliance’s Peschin and Perry Featured in Palo Alto Longevity Prize Video

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, and Founder Dan Perry talk about healthspan, the Alliance's mission, and the Palo Alto Longevity Prize in this new video.
April 15, 2016

An Update on the 2016 Advances in Geroscience Science Summit

Learn more about the Disease Drivers in Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit that was held in New York City on April 13 and 14.
April 6, 2016

NIA’s Dr. Felipe Sierra on This Month’s Geroscience Summit in NYC

The National Institute on Aging's Dr. Felipe Sierra talks about this month's Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit in New York City.
April 1, 2016

Advancing Science for Longer, Healthier Lives

Why do we advocate for medical research? Our first entry in the Who We Are blog series offers insights. 
February 18, 2016

The President’s Budget: Read the Numbers, Not the Headlines

The Obama administration’s FY 2017 vision for the federal government does not include continuing increases for America’s biomedical research community.
December 17, 2015

Congress and the Omnibus Miracle

Congress gave Americans a holiday miracle this week and reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill for FY 2016, increasing funding for NIH, NIA, and FDA.
November 23, 2015

National Geographic Channel Special on Healthspan, Sunday, November 29

This Sunday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET, the National Geographic Channel will debut an important special, The Age of Aging. Directed by Ron Howard, it highlights the pioneering research dedicated to extending our healthy years of life, or healthspan.  
November 9, 2015

NIH Director Collins Gives Insights on Latest in Medical Research on Charlie Rose Show

Francis Collins, Ph.D., M.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health, appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS to discuss the state of medical research in the United States.
October 15, 2015

Sen. Kelly Ayotte on the Value of NIH and Caregivers

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) was the recipient of the Alliance's Distinguished Public Service Award.
September 17, 2015

Alliance Debuts New Video on NIH’s Impact

Today the Alliance debuted a new video on the impact of the National Institutes of Health at the Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C.  
July 28, 2015

Alliance Part of 2015 Healthy Aging Summit

Over the past two days, the Alliance has been a part of—and a proud sponsor of—the first ever 2015 Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C. 
July 24, 2015

HROTW: Quiz on Aortic Stenosis

For our Health Resource of the Week, we test your knowledge of aortic stenosis.
July 10, 2015

Alliance Applauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act in House

The Alliance for Aging Research has issued the following statement on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, or H.R. 6, today in the U.S. House of Representatives.
July 9, 2015

HROTW: The Value of Aging Research

Our Health Resource of the Week is inspired by an important piece of legislation that's currently being considered in the U.S. Congress.
June 26, 2015

Friends of the NIA Comments on Senate NIH Funding Bill

The Friends of the NIA has made the following statement on the Senate NIH Funding bill.
June 23, 2015

Friends of the NIA Holds Capitol Hill Briefing

The Friends of the NIA (FoNIA) held a Capitol Hill briefing on June 22 on "Turning Discovery into Health: Learn about the Latest at the National Institute on Aging."
June 18, 2015

Friends of the NIA Comments on House NIH Funding Bill

The Alliance's Friends of the NIA initiative has released the following statement on the House NIH funding bill.
June 12, 2015

The 21st Century Cures Act: A Critical Bill to Improve the Future of Medical Research in America

The 21st Century Cures Act represents a positive change in how American biomedical research will be conducted and streamlines the processes intended to deliver new medical cures and treatment to patients.
May 27, 2015

The Alliance Comments on White House Aging Conference Policy Brief

This summer the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will take place in Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2015

Elie Metchnikoff: Gerontology Pioneer

Today we recognize the 170th anniversary of Elie Metchnikoff, who is considered to be the founder of gerontology. 
April 16, 2015

NIH Puts Focus on Alzheimer’s

Over the last couple of weeks, the National Institutes of Health has shared several updates about its work surrounding Alzheimer's disease and dementia. 
March 16, 2015

A Bleak Future for American Medical Research…Unless We Act Now

Alliance Founder Dan Perry on the current state of medical research in the U.S.
January 22, 2015

We Are More Alike Than We Realize

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin gives comments on precision medicine, MHS.
December 15, 2014

Alliance Submits Suggestions for NIA’s Aging Well in the 21st Century

The National Institute on Aging recently put out a call for comments and ideas for a draft of its strategic directions document, Aging Well in the 21st Century.
December 10, 2014

Geroscience and the Links Between Aging and Chronic Disease

The journal Cell recently published an article titled “Geroscience: Linking Aging to Chronic Disease.” It was authored by some of the leading lights in the field of geroscience.
October 30, 2014

Letter to President Obama: More Funding Needed for Aging Research at NIH

The Friends of the National Institute on Aging has sent a letter to President Obama requesting an increase of $500 million to support biomedical, behavioral and social sciences aging research efforts at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2016.
June 9, 2014

Capitol Hill Briefings Lend Insights into Aging Research at the NIA

The Friends of the NIA, a coalition led by the Alliance for Aging Research, hosted two briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on the National Institute on Aging and its aging research efforts.
May 15, 2014

NIH Geroscience Conference Recommendations and Summaries Now Available

The NIH anounced it has released recommendations and summaries from the Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease summit.
September 26, 2012

David Stipp and the Transformative Promise of Aging Science

David Stipp is a prominent science writer who has focused on medicine, science, and aging for decades for publications like The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Slate, Science, and more. The Alliance for Aging Research was very fortunate to have Stipp author a whitepaper--The Transformative Promise of Aging Science--to help launch our Healthspan Campaign earlier this year.
August 8, 2012

How Close Are We To Preventing the Diseases of Aging

This summer the President & CEO here at the Alliance for Aging Research, Dan Perry, was asked to participate in the annual melding of the foremost medical minds known as TEDMED. At the meeting, Dan gave a fantastic 13 minute talk that really summed up how “tantalizingly close” researchers are to that “fountain of youth."