Notice of Participation of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in PAR-17-483 " Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

Notice Number: NOT-AG-17-022

Key Dates
Release Date:  November 29, 2017

Related Announcements
PAR-17-483

Issued by
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Purpose

This Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is participating, effective immediately, in PAR-17-483 "Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)".

The following sections of PAR-17-483 have been updated to reflect the participation of NIA in this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Part 1. Overview Information

Components of Participating Organizations

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives: Tribal Health Research Office (https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/thro)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.307; 93.399; 93.866; 93.273; 93.279; 93.113

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Specific Areas of Research Interest

The following text has been added:

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is interested in basic research on aging to explore the biological mechanisms through which disparities influence age-related change; in behavioral studies on disparities and aging that investigate environmental, sociocultural and biological influences that delay or accelerate aging health disparities; and in research on geriatric conditions where disparities emerge in diagnosis, prognosis or treatment, including palliative and end-of-life care.

Appropriate topics/studies include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Development of new measures to facilitate research on the behavioral and social mechanisms leading to disparities in health and well-being over the lifespan, or the addition of existing measures for this purpose to ongoing studies
  • Studies focused on racial, ethnic or gender disparities in stress-responses that include differences in stress pathways such as nutrient sensing, hormones, inflammation, immune-senescence, metabolomics or genetics/epigenetics
  • Studies focused on racial or ethnic disparities in functional, physiologic, or metabolic outcomes across the life span and in old age
  • Research that will examine the mechanisms underlying the health disparities in aging of sensory, motor, cognition, and/or other neural systems and/or Alzheimer's disease

Section VII. Agency Contacts

The following text has been added:

Scientific/Research Contact(s)
Cerise Elliott, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-496-9350
Email: elliottce@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)
Jennifer Edwards
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-827-6689
Email: edwardsj@nih.gov

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Cerise Elliott, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-496-9350
Email: elliottce@nih.gov