Aging Research Funding Opportunities
We are pleased to share several funding opportunities of interest to aging researchers:
Northwestern investigators, led by Drs. Michael Wolf and Jeffrey Linder, were awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging to establish an Older Americans Independence Center, joining a network of "Pepper Centers" across the US that investigate ways to maintain or restore independence in older adults. Having launched in August 2020, the Center is now accepting applications for its second wave of Pepper Scholars.
In the early days of Chicago's COVID-19 outbreak, older adults with multiple chronic conditions didn’t think the disease would affect them and reported not changing their behaviors, according to the results of a Northwestern Medicine study. Michael Wolf led this study and explains the results on Feinberg's Breakthroughs Podcast.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, we have been following a cohort of 600 Chicagoans with multiple risk factors, capturing their attitudes and actions about the coronavirus and general health behavior. A few of our findings thus far:
Our center includes six key research programs and has a current portfolio of 16 active projects. Read more about our work here:
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