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Addictive Behavior - Gambling and Older Adults; Alcohol Abuse
Adult Day Care Centers – Adult Day Services
Age Discrimination - Ageism; Work Force and Aging
Aging Network - State-wide Aging Service Directories; Volunteers and Older Adults
AIDS - HIV, AIDS and Aging
Alcoholism - Alcohol Abuse
Alzheimer’s - Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia; Mental Health and Aging
Assisted Living - Assisted Living; Nursing Homes
Assistive Technology - Assistive Technology and Aging; Hearing Loss and Older Adults; Designing Living Spaces for Older Adults; Low Vision and Aging


Baby Boomers - Baby BoomersIntergenerational Programs


Care and Case Management - Care - Case Management
Caregiving - Caregiving Resources; Caregiving Issues; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Care - Case Management
Careers in Aging - Careers in Aging
Centenarians - Longevity
Chronic Conditions - Disability and Aging; Falls and Hip Fractures; Osteoporosis; HIV, AIDS and Aging
Cognitive - Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia; Mental Health and Aging
Community Services - Adult Day Services; Nutrition and Food Safety; Senior Centers; Transportation and Mobility ; State-wide Aging Service Directories; Volunteers and Older Adults
Consumer Issues - Consumer Protection & the Elderly; Marketing to Seniors
Continuing Care - Assisted Living; Nursing Homes
Cultural Diversity - Diversity and Aging


Death and Dying - Hospice and Palliative Care; Faith Based Services, Spirituality, & Aging; HIV, AIDS and Aging
Dementia - Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia
Demographic Data - International Aging Statistics; Demographic Trends and Projections
Depression - Suicide and the Elderly; Mental Health and Aging
Disabilities - Disability and Aging; Transportation and Mobility ; Osteoporosis; Falls and Hip Fractures; Hearing Loss and Older Adults; Designing Living Spaces for Older Adults; Low Vision and Aging
Diversity - Diversity and Aging
Drugs - Prescription Drugs


Elder Law - Legal Services for Elderly
Elder Care - Care - Case Management; Caregiving Resources; Caregiving Issues
Employment – Careers in Aging ; Workforce and Aging
Exercise - Exercise and Fitness


Faith Base Services - Faith Based Services, Spirituality, & Aging; Suicide and the Elderly;
Falls - Falls and Hip Fractures - Osteoporosis
Family Caregiving - Caregiving Issues; Caregiving Resources
Federal Programs - Federal Portals & Aging Information Sites; Income of the Elderly and Safety Net Programs; Health and Long Term Care Costs
Fitness - Exercise and Fitness
Foundations and Aging - Funding Older Adult Services
Frail Elderly - Disability and Aging; Caregiving Resources; Caregiving Issues
Fraud and Abuse - Consumer Protection & the Elderly
Funding - Funding Older Adult Services - Federal Portals & Aging Information Sites


Gambling - Gambling and Older Adults
Gerontology - Careers in Aging; Publishers of Aging-related Journals & Magazines; Videos and Aging
Grandparenting - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Caregiving Resources
Grants - Funding Older Adult Services; Federal Portals & Aging Information Sites
Group Health Insurance - Health Maintenance Organizations


Health Care - Health and Long Term Care Costs; Health Maintenance Organizations
HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) - Health Maintenance Organizations
Health Promotion - Exercise and Fitness
Hearing Loss - Hearing Loss and Older Adults; Assistive Technology and Aging
HIV and AIDS - HIV, AIDS and Aging
Home Equity - Reverse Mortgages
Home Modification - Designing Living Spaces for Older Adults; Assistive Technology and Aging; Falls and Hip Fractures
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hospice - Hospice and Palliative Care; Suicide and the Elderly:
Housing – Assisted Living; Designing Living Spaces for Older Adults; Senior Housing Options and Directories; Reverse Mortgages


Income - Income of the Elderly and Safety Net Programs
Information and Referral - Federal Portals & Aging Information Sites; State-wide Aging Service Directories
Inmates - Older Adults in Prison
Intergenerational - Intergenerational Programs; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Baby Boomers; Caregiving Resources
Insurance - Long Term Care Insurance; Health Maintenance Organizations
International - International Aging Statistics
Internet - Internet and Older Adults; Marketing to Seniors; Consumer Protection & the Elderly


Journals - Publishers of Aging-related Journals & Magazines


Legal Services - Legal Services for Elderly
Life course planning - Baby Boomers; Longevity; Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy - Life Expectancy; Longevity
Longevity - Longevity; Life Expectancy
Long Term Care - Care - Case Management; Health and Long Term Care Costs; Long Term Care Insurance; Long-Term Care State Services; Nursing Homes
Long Term Care Insurance - Long Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care State Services - Long-Term Care State Services
Low Income and Aging – Income of the Elderly and Safety Net Programs
Low Vision and Aging - Low Vision and Aging


Marketing - Marketing to Seniors; Internet and Older Adults; Consumer Protection & the Elderly
Meals - Nutrition and Food Safety
Magazines - Publishers of Aging-related Journals & Magazines
Medicine - Prescription Drugs
Membership Organizations for Seniors - Membership Organizations for Seniors
Memory Loss - Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia
Mental Health and Aging - Mental Health and Aging; Suicide and the Elderly
Minority Aging - Diversity and Aging


Nursing Homes – Nursing Homes; Assisted Living
Nutrition - Nutrition and Food Safety; Senior Centers


Older Prisoners - Older Adults in Prison
Older Women - Older Women; Osteoporosis; Hormone Replacement Therapy
Older Workers - Workforce and Aging
Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis; Hormone Replacement Therapy; Falls and Hip Fractures


Personal Care - Assisted Living; Caregiving Resources; Adult Day Services
Pensions - Pension Benefits
Pharmaceuticals - Prescription Drugs
Physical Fitness - Exercise and Fitness
Poverty - Income of the Elderly and Safety Net Programs
Prescription Drugs - Prescription Drugs
Prisoners - Older Adults in Prison
Publications - Publishers of Aging-related Journals & Magazines; Videos and Aging


Religion and Aging - Faith Based Services, Spirituality, & Aging
Residential Care - Assisted Living; Nursing Homes
Respite Care - Adult Day Services
Retirement – Senior Housing Options and Directories; Pension Benefits; Reverse Mortgages
Rural Aging - Rural Aging
Reverse Mortgages - Reverse Mortgages


Safety - Falls and Hip Fractures
Senior Centers - Senior Centers
Senior Housing Options and Directories – Senior Housing Options and Directories
Senior Membership Organizations - Membership Organizations for Seniors
Special Populations - Diversity and Aging; HIV, AIDS and Aging; Older Adults in Prison; Rural Aging; Older Women
Spirituality - Faith Based Services, Spirituality, & Aging
State Aging Service Directories - State-wide Aging Service Directories
Statistics - International Aging Statistics; Demographic Trends and Projections
Substance Abuse - Alcohol Abuse
Suicide – Suicide and the Elderly; Mental Health and Aging
Support Services - Adult Day Services; Long-Term Care State Services


Technology - Assistive Technology and Aging
Transportation – Transportation and Mobility
Trends and Projections – Demographic Trends and Projections; International Aging Statistics


Videos - Videos and Aging
Vision - Low Vision and Aging
Volunteerism - Volunteers and Older Adults


Wellness - Exercise and Fitness
Workforce and Aging - Workforce and Aging; Ageism

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Resources for Researchers on Aging

Quick Links

NCI logo National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Established in 1937
NCI leads a national effort to reduce the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality. Its goal is to stimulate and support scientific discovery and its application to achieve a future when all cancers are uncommon and easily treated. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, NCI conducts and supports programs to understand the causes of cancer; prevent, detect, diagnose, treat, and control cancer; and disseminate information to the practitioner, patient, and public. more >
NEI logo National Eye Institute (NEI) - Est. 1968
NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision. This research leads to sight-saving treatments, reduces visual impairment and blindness, and improves the quality of life for people of all ages. NEI-supported research has advanced our knowledge of how the eye functions in health and disease. more >
NHLBI logo National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - Est. 1948
NHLBI provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative. The Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects. more >
NHGRI logo National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) - Est. 1989
NHGRI supports the NIH component of the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the structure of human DNA and determine the location of the estimated 30,000 to 40,000 human genes. The NHGRI Intramural Research Program develops and implements technology for understanding, diagnosing, and treating genetic diseases. more >
NIA logo National Institute on Aging (NIA) - Est. 1974
NIA leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans. more >
NIAAA logo National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - Est. 1970
NIAAA conducts research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems to reduce the enormous health, social, and economic consequences of this disease. more >
NIAID logo National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) - Est. 1948
NIAID research strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten millions of human lives. more >
NIAMS logo National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) - Est. 1986
NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. more >
NIBIB logo National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) - Est. 2000
NIBIB improves health by promoting fundamental discoveries, design and development, and translation and assessment of technological capabilities in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, enabled by relevant areas of information science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science, and computer sciences. more >
NICHD logo National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) - Est. 1962
NICHD research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, development, and medical rehabilitation strives to ensure that every child is born healthy and wanted and grows up free from disease and disability. more >
NIDCD logo graphic National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) - Est. 1988
NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical research and research training on normal mechanisms as well as diseases and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language that affect 46 million Americans. more >
NIDCR logo National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) - Est. 1948
NIDCR provides leadership for a national research program designed to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the infectious and inherited craniofacial-oral-dental diseases and disorders that compromise millions of human lives. more >
NIDDK logo National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) - Est. 1948
NIDDK conducts and supports basic and applied research and provides leadership for a national program in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. Several of these diseases are among the leading causes of disability and death; all seriously affect the quality of life of those who have them. more >
NIDA logo National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Est. 1973
NIDA leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and rapid and effective dissemination of results of that research to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy. more >
NIEHS logo National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) - Est. 1969
NIEHS reduces the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by, defining how environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility, and age interact to affect an individual's health. more >
NIGMS logo National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) - Est. 1962
NIGMS supports basic biomedical research that is not targeted to specific diseases. NIGMS funds studies on genes, proteins, and cells, as well as on fundamental processes like communication within and between cells, how our bodies use energy, and how we respond to medicines. The results of this research increase our understanding of life and lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. NIGMS also supports research training programs that produce the next generation of biomedical scientists, and it has special programs to encourage underrepresented minorities to pursue biomedical research careers. more >
NIMH logo National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - Est. 1949
NIMH provides national leadership dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.  more >
NINDS logo National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - Est. 1950
The mission of the NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological diseases -- a burden borne by every age group, every segment of society, and people all over the world. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders. more >
NINR logo National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) - Est. 1986
NINR supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span--from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. This research may also include families within a community context, and it also focuses on the special needs of at-risk and under-served populations, with an emphasis on health disparities. more >
NLM logo National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Est. 1956
NLM collects, organizes, and makes available biomedical science information to investigators, educators, and practitioners and carries out programs designed to strengthen medical library services in the United States. Its electronic data bases, including MEDLINE and MEDLINEplus are used extensively throughout the world by both health professionals and the public. more >

NIH Centers
CIT logo Center for Information Technology (CIT formerly DCRT, OIRM, TCB) - Established in 1964
CIT incorporates the power of modern computers into the biomedical programs and administrative procedures of the NIH by focusing on three primary activities: conducting-computational biosciences research, developing computer systems, and providing computer facilities. more >
CSR logo Center for Scientific Review (CSR) - Est. 1946
CSR is the focal point at NIH for the conduct of initial peer review, the foundation of the NIH grant and award process. The Center carries out peer review of the majority of research and research training applications submitted to the NIH. In addition, the Center serves as the central receipt point for all such Public Health Service (PHS) applications and makes referrals to scientific review groups for scientific and technical merit review of applications and to funding components for potential award. To this end, the Center develops and implements innovative, flexible ways to conduct referral and review for all aspects of science. more >
FIC logo John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) - Est. 1968
FIC promotes and supports scientific research and training internationally to reduce disparities in global health. more >
NCCAM logo National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - Est. 1992 Site Redesign
NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices in the context of rigorous science; training CAM researchers and disseminating authoritative information. more >
NCMHD logo National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) - Est. 1993
The mission of NCMHD is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities. more >
NCRR logo National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) - Est. 1990
NCRR advances biomedical research and improves human health through research projects and shared resources that create, develop, and provide a comprehensive range of human, animal, technological, and other resources. NCRR's support is concentrated in four areas: biomedical technology, clinical research, comparative medicine, and research infrastructure.
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CC logo Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC) - Est. 1953
CC is the clinical research facility of the National Institutes of Health. As a national resource, it provides the patient care, services, and environment needed to initiate and support the highest quality conduct of and training in clinical research.
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House Ear Institute - Since its establishment in 1946 the House Ear Institute has grown from a rented, one-person office to a five-story building accommodating over 175 staff members in nineteen separate departments. For over five decades, our scientists have been engaged in an exploration of the auditory system from the ear canal through the inner ear and into the cortex of the brain. We have sought to improve hearing aids and auditory implants and develop innovative treatments and intervention methods.
more >
NIDRR - Created in 1978, The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is a national leader in sponsoring research. NIDRR is located in Washington, D.C., and is one of three components of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education. NIDRR operates in concert with the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). more >

Ellison Foundation - The Ellison Medical Foundation, established and supported by Lawrence J. Ellison, supports two areas of research:

  1. Aging - Basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.
  2. Global Infectious Disease - Basic research on molecular and cellular mechanisms of parasitic and infectious diseases of major global public health importance, caused by viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal or helminthic pathogens.
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AFAR - Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has helped scientists begin and further careers in aging research and geriatric medicine. more >
Alzheimers' Assocation - The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer's research and helping those affected by the disease. Having awarded $136 million in research grants, the Association ranks as the top private funder of research into the causes, treatments, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The Association also provides education and support for people diagnosed with the condition, their families, and caregivers. more >
  Fidelity Foundation - For more than 35 years, the Fidelity Foundation has focused its grant program on strengthening nonprofit organizations primarily in regions where Fidelity Investments has a major presence. Established in 1965, the Foundation was the vision of Edward C. Johnson 3d, the current chairman of Fidelity Investments, and his father, Edward C. Johnson 2d, who founded Fidelity. Since inception, the Fidelity Foundation has distributed more than $100 million dollars to qualified nonprofit organizations across the United States, Canada and occasionally abroad. Our funding efforts also include a major program of employee-directed matching gifts to education. more >
  Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) - The Alzheimer Disease Research Center at the University of Southern California (USC-ADRC) was among the first centers established in 1984 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) specifically to further our understanding of Alzheimer disease and related disorders. Directed for two decades by Caleb Finch, Ph.D. and recently by Helena Chui, M.D., the USC-ADRC is closely affiliated with the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, the USC Keck School of Medicine, and the Alzheimer Research Centers of California at USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Our website address is
contact person:
phone: (213) 740-7777
  Neurobiology and Endocrinology of Aging Training Grant -
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  USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health -
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  Los Angeles Caregivers Resources Center
contact: (213) 740-8711

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