Announcements

Funding Opportunity: the NIA is participating in the Funding Opportunity Announcement “Stimulating Access to Research in Residency

May 03, 2018 — FOA RFA-HL-18-023, (StARR) (R38). At link below.

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ISCRM Fellows Program - Call for Applications - Deadline April 27, 2018

April 20, 2018 — The ISCRM Fellows, funded by the state of Washington, provides opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows interested in stem cell and regenerative medicine. Trainee projects involve interdisciplinary training that will simultaneously enrich the trainee research and education and strengthen the future and innovation of stem cell and regenerative medicine and technology development.

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Info Seminar: NanoString Technology and Applications in Neuropathology and Neuroinflammation

April 17, 2018 — April 24th, 2pm, join NanoString technologies for an information seminar on deciphering the complexities of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation with gene expression profiling, as well as Digital Spatial Profiling technology, which enables spatially resolved, highly multiplexed expression or RNA or protein target. Register here.

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New tools for worm research from the UW Dept of Pathology, supported by the UW Nathan Shock Center

April 16, 2018 — Learn more about a new toolkit for DNA assembly, genome engineering and multicolor imaging for C. elegans.

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UW CMG now accepting applications for annual Mendelian exome/genome analysis workshop

April 12, 2018 — The UW Center for Mendelian Genomics is holding the 6th annual Mendelian exome/genome analysis workshop in August, intended for data analysts/researchers who analyze next‐generation sequence data. It's a a weeklong course on the analysis of next generation sequence data that will focus on strategies and tools for solving Mendelian disorders.

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New Study: Risk of dementia increases with traumatic brain injury

April 11, 2018 — Publishing in The Lancet Psychiatry, lead author Jesse Fann, a UW professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences reports that the overall risk of dementia in individuals with a history of TBI was 24 percent higher than those without a history of TBI, after accounting for other risk factors for the disease. A single TBI characterized as “severe” increased the risk by 35 percent; a single “mild” TBI or concussion increased the risk by 17 percent.

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Opportunity: T32 postdoctoral positions available at the University of Kentucky

April 09, 2018 — Postdoctoral positions now available at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, University of Kentucky on the NIA-funded T32 training grant “Translational Research in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (TRIAD)." See flyer here.

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Funding Opportunity: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

April 09, 2018 — Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio request proposals for the 2018 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award. Letter of Intent is due by midnight May 25, 2018.

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UW Survey for Caregivers: Stress and Beneficial Practices

April 04, 2018 — Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's? This new UW Social Work study seeks to understand the resources you use to help care for your loved one and stay happy and healthy. The 10-min survey asks questions on stress levels, respite, and self-care activities. Learn more

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6th Annual ACT Research Symposium - Registration Open

April 04, 2018 — Looking toward the future: innovations and opportunities in dementia research, August 13-14, 2018, Washington State Convention Center. The presentations will highlight updates on scientific aims and data resources from the ACT U01, affiliated grants, new research results, and a roundtable on the state of the art and future for neuropathology science. Proposal and abstract submissions from junior researchers are still being accepted through April 15.

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