Friends of the National Institute on Aging

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The Friends of the NIA (FoNIA) is a broad coalition of organizations committed to the advancement of health sciences research that could affect millions of older Americans. FoNIA supports the research and training missions of the National Institute on Aging and serves as a bridge between the NIA and supportive organizations and groups in order to promote and advocate for the NIA and its initiatives as public policies in health and research take shape. By bringing together like-minded organizations to support the federal government's leading aging research institute, FoNIA addresses current and future challenges in advancing public awareness and acceptance of research goals.

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February 23rd budget briefing with Dr. Hodes

Dr. Hodes provided a thorough and engaging presentation and we are deeply appreciative of the time and effort Dr. Hodes put into this endeavor.

Below are links to the slides and handouts provided to attendees at the briefing:


You are invited to an Expert Discussion on the Effect of the Economic Downturn on American Families on February 5, 2010, 12:00-1:30.

The current economic downturn has touched almost every American family. High unemployment, depleted college savings accounts and decimated retirement plans are just a few of the problems that have left a large proportion of our population in a precarious financial situation. Policy makers need to understand the cradle-to-grave impact the downturn has had in order to develop policies and ensure the social safety net is wide enough to protect the most vulnerable populations. On Friday, February 5, The Population Association of America, along with co-sponsors including Friends of NIA, is bringing a panel of distinguished, nationally known researchers to Washington DC to sponsor a discussion on the impact the recent financial downturn has had on American families including:

We hope you can join us for this important event. For more information or to RSVP, please contact: Lisa Rosenberg at


Members of the Friends of NIA are invited to the annual budget briefing with Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging, on February 23rd from 12-2pm on the NIH campus. If you would like to attend, please send your name, organizational affiliation, and contact information to Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva at and she will reply with the room location. If your organization is interested in joining the Friends of the NIA, please call or email Dr. Acquaviva at 202-994-7735 or

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