Aging research: Collaborations forge a promising future.

TitleAging research: Collaborations forge a promising future.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKelley, MS, Bernard, MA, Hodes, RJ
JournalJournal of the American Geriatric Society
ISSN Number1532-5415
KeywordsMeta-analyses, Research

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was founded in 1974 to conduct and support research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute's interests span the fundamental processes that contribute to aging and their impact on systems; diseases and conditions for which aging is a risk factor; and interventions that may prevent, delay, or treat these conditions or otherwise contribute to an extension of healthy, active years of life. Multiple fruitful research collaborations within and outside the federal government, spanning the breadth of the Institute's research activities, have marked NIA's growth over the past 40 years, as well as its current areas of ongoing research. This article discusses several highlights of these collaborations, including the Health and Retirement Study, geroscience research, falls injury prevention in elderly adults, and implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, from the perspective of past accomplishments and trends for the future.

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Alternate JournalJ Am Geriatr Soc
Citation Key9298
PubMed ID28857125
PubMed Central IDPMC5681376
Grant ListZ99 AG999999 / / Intramural NIH HHS / United States