Through a contract with the IOM, NIA will participate in the meetings and workshops of the Institute of Medicine Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, organized and chaired by John Rowe. Participation in the Forum will provide the opportunity for NIA to influence the topical focus of Forum activities. Specifically, during the course of Forum meetings, members identify topics for public workshops and other information-gathering activities (e.g., surveys, interviews and commissioned papers) of benefit to NIA program activities. NIA has long supported work on old age disability trends and currently funds the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), a new resource for the scientific study of functioning in later life. Interaction with this diverse expert group could help develop new areas of research on old age disability as well as provide insights to research needs that could influence study design for NHATS.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
263201200074I-0-26300038-1
Application #
8756083
Study Section
Project Start
2013-09-30
Project End
2014-09-29
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$38,000
Indirect Cost
Name
National Academy of Sciences
Department
Type
DUNS #
041964057
City
Washington
State
DC
Country
United States
Zip Code
20418