National Institute officials Set Meeting at Tulane University in Bid to Stimulate Research on Aging

Tulane University will host the Directors Regional Meeting on Aging Research April 14, in Room 6065 of the Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave.

The meeting is organized by the Director"s Office of the National Institute on Aging, one of the National Institutes of Health. It is focused on faculty and students with research interests in aging, Alzheimer"s disease and health disparities among older adults, as well as for individuals interested in developing the careers of underserved and underrepresented investigators.

The meeting will emphasize new science initiatives in aging and grant support mechanisms for researchers in the field. Senior National Institute on Aging staff will describe initiatives designed to recruit and keep emerging investigators in the field of aging. The Institute is also interested in discussing the needs and barriers to research careers for students, junior faculty and investigators from underserved and underrepresented groups.

A second session of the meeting will be hosted at Xavier University on Wed., April 15, at the University Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom A&B, 1 Drexel Drive.

Both meetings are free, but registration is required for attendance. For more information and to register, contact Ms. Andrea Griffin-Mann, National Institute of Aging, at 301-496-0765, or e-mail: before March 27.