Posts Tagged ‘aging’

OHSU’s 2014 Healthy Aging Alliance Conference, Feb. 10

The OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance invites all students, clinicians, researchers, and anyone else who might some day be growing older to attend this conference in the Doernbecher Vey Auditorium from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014. The conference, “Harnessing Science and Communities for Healthy Brain Aging,” will focus on methods for translating research to a public health message for Healthy Brain Aging, and to strengthen partnerships to truly transform the aging trajectory … Read More

Oregon Tax Checkoff Alzheimer’s Research Grant, applications due Mar. 4

The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research has announced its 2014 Research Grant request for proposals, and is calling for investigators to submit proposals for one-year projects of up to $30,000. The OPAR anticipates funding up to three grants this cycle. Proposals are due March 4, 2014. Applications will be accepted from investigators in Oregon who are launching their careers, are established researchers exploring new areas of investigation, or, with appropriate mentoring, are doctoral level students. Applications will … Read More

Portland Area Geriatrics Seminar on Alzheimer’s disease, Dec. 4

The Portland Area Geriatrics Seminar Series’ next installment, Alzheimer’s Disease: An Emerging Public Health Concern, has three objectives: to increase familiarity with data driven public health in the context of caregiving and dementia, to increase awareness of the 2012 State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon, and to increase awareness of potential public health activities related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Seminar presenters Jon Bartholomew, public policy director, Alzheimer’s Association Oregon … Read More

Pilot funding from Oregon Alzheimer Disease Center, LOIs due Oct. 15

The Oregon Alzheimer Disease Center (OADC) seeks applications for its pilot project program, which provides $25,000 to $30,000 to promote basic or clinical biomedical, translational, epidemiological, caregiving, educational or behavioral research on Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and normal brain aging. The funding is intended for the development of preliminary data for future applications for independent research support. This award is ideal for postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty, but may also be awarded to more senior … Read More

National Institute on Aging launches new blog on research and funding

The National Institute on Aging has a new blog for scientists and those considering a career in research. New topics are discussed each week: funding, fellowships, training opportunities, grantsmanship tips, research priorities, and other issues of interest. Take a look at some recent posts: When you apply for certain NIH funding, your application gets a priority score. But how do you know if your priority score is good enough to get funded? Robin Barr, director … Read More

Oregon Center for Aging and Technology Pilot Program, proposals due March 19

The Oregon Center for Aging and Technology (ORCATECH) is calling on OHSU investigators to submit research proposals for pilot projects (up to $50,000) to improve technology and translate that technology into useful tools to improve health and maintain independence in our aging population. ORCATECH has a particular (although not exclusive) focus on two key reasons for loss of independence: decline in cognitive function and decline in mobility. ORCATECH anticipates a broad potential range of research that may include, for example, exploring … Read More

Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research Grant, applications due Mar. 5

The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR) has announced its 2013 Research Grant request for proposals, and is calling for investigators to submit proposals for one-year projects of up to $30,000. The OPAR anticipates funding three grants this cycle. Proposals are due March 5, 2013. Applications will be accepted from investigators in Oregon who are launching their careers, are established researchers exploring new areas of investigation, or, with appropriate mentoring, are doctoral level students. Applications will be … Read More

Reminder: The Science and Art of Healthy Aging Conference, Oct. 10

Come attend the second annual Healthy Aging Alliance conference: The Science and Art of Healthy Aging on October 10, 2012 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum. This creative, interdisciplinary conference will include: Keynote speakers Dr. Walter Bortz of Stanford University, one of America’s most distinguished scientific experts on aging and longevity on “The Plasticity of Human Aging” Dr. Larry Sherman of OHSU on “How Music Helps the Aging Brain” (piano performance … Read More

Check out the Healthy Aging Alliance’s new website

Learn how researchers across a wide range of disciplines are coming together to help our aging population stay healthy and maintain independence. View the new Healthy Aging Alliance website.

Oregon researchers: Tai chi improves balance in Parkinson’s patients

Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance and decrease risk for falls in Parkinson’s patients, according to research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team of Oregon scientists. Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor and director of geriatrics at OHSU, was part of the collaboration, which was led by a scientist from the Oregon Research Institute. The study was one of the first large-scale clinical trials to test the … Read More

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