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7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
Submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (December 8-9 in Bethesda, Maryland) co-hosted by Academy Health and the National Institutes of Health. The Planning Committee selected the conference theme of “Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health” to reflect the opportunity, excitement, and charge to the field that we have in 2014.  Now, more than ever before, the integration of evidence-based practices and service delivery has the capacity to impact health care delivery and population health. Therefore, the abstract submission topics and conference structure have been planned to focus our thinking and discussion on the highest priority science—current and future—to help realize this goal. Abstract submission deadline: Friday, August 8

Air Force Health Study (Ranch Hand) Research Assets
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is making data and biospecimens from the Air Force Health Study (AFHS) available for further studies on health and aging. Standardized, comprehensive health questionnaire, physical examination, and biospecimens data were collected at six time points in the 20-year period of the study. At the conclusion of the original study, Congress designated IOM as custodian of the AFHS assets and asked the IOM to make them available to qualified investigators for further research. The Department of Veterans Affairs was directed to provide support for pilot studies using the materials. Proposals for innovative uses of the materials for research to further the goals of understanding the determinants of health and aging and promoting wellness are encouraged. All proposals are subject to review of their scientific merit by an IOM committee, and approval by the National Academies’ Institutional Review Board. The program accepts proposals as part of a rolling submission process; funding is available to support the most meritorious pilot studies and small-scale research projects. 

Applications for Jahnigen Career Development Award
The Jahnigen Career Development Award is one of several career development awards that offer matching funding to supplement the National Institute on Aging's(NIA’s) GEMSSTAR awards. The Jahnighen award will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program. The AGS' Jahnigen Career Development Award (JCDA) will provide award recipients with as much as  $50,000 in direct career development funding over two years to supplement their GEMSSTAR funding, with $25,000 of that coming from Participating Specialty Societies and $25,000 coming from the American Geriatrics Society through a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Applications for T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award
The T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award is one of several career development awards that offer matching funding to supplement the National Institute on Aging's GEMSSTAR awards.  The Williams award will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program and selected by the T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award committee. The AGS Health in Aging Foundation's T. Franklin Williams Award will provide the award recipient with up to $50,000 over two years in direct career development funding to supplement the GEMSSTAR funding -- with $25,000 coming from the Association of Specialty Professors and $25,000 from the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.

Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation Funding Opportunity 
The Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP) is accepting applications for three geriatrics fellowships.  The mission of the MMAAP Foundation is to improve world health by developing mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and China, as well as greater Asia. Working with some of the premier health organizations in the world, the MMAAP Foundation will bring together and fund exchanges among the best research, medical talent, and institutions in the regions. This strategy is a high priority for its founders, Howard P. Milstein and the Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation.

The Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Fellowship Award in Geriatrics Medicine and Aging Research
Research Project Award of the Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health 

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2014. LEARN MORE

The Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects in Aging
The Retirement Research Foundation (RFF) is one of the nation’s first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. Throughout its history, RRF has awarded more than $200 million for innovative projects that benefit older Americans. RFF programs support direct service, advocacy, education and training, and research. Proposals for projects in the following states are now available: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida. The deadline to apply is August 1. LEARN MORE