This application proposes the renewal of an NIA Edward R. Roybal Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The theme of the proposed Center is """"""""Translational Research on Aging and Mobility."""""""" The Management Core of the Center aims to: 1)insure that all projects (both current and future) are consistent with the theme of the Center, 2) facilitate the development of new products and technologies to enhance the mobility, health and quality of life of older Americans, 3) recruit and train new scientists in the area of translational research within applied gerontology, 4) provide scientific oversight for Center investigators, 5) facilitate the collaborative nature of the Center within UAB, as well as among other academic researchers and commercial interests, 6) provide infrastructure and Center resources for all affiliated Center projects, and 7) oversee resource allocations across projects. The Management Core will support: 1) an Advisory Board, which will meet at least annually to evaluate progress and advise Center Directors on research translation, 2) administrative and support services of the Center, 3) Center resources. Center resources, which will be available to all Center affiliated projects include: a driving simulator facility, a driving assessment clinic, assessment tools such as speed of processing software, Visual Attention Analyzers and Timed IADL kits, access to State accident reports and a crash database, access to a recruitment database of research participants, stratified by gender, age, and race, who have indicated a willingness to be contacted for participation in UAB studies, access to data management and biostatistical support services, and assistance and consultation in preparing grant applications.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30AG022838-05
Application #
7552729
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2007-09-01
Budget End
2008-08-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2007
Total Cost
$274,584
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Alabama Birmingham
Department
Type
DUNS #
063690705
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Country
United States
Zip Code
35294
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