AGING Initiative Webinar on Data Resources and MCCs Research
May 13, 2024 | 2pm EST

Speaker: James McNally, PhD (NACDA Program on Aging; Institute for Social Research [ISR])
During this presentation, Dr. McNally will highlight the various University of Michigan resources available to the research community, including the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and discuss their relevance to the study of MCCs.

NIH Planning Seminar on Diversity in Team Science
March 13, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) will host the second Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series event of the 2023-2024 season, “How Does Diversity Impact Innovation in Team Science? ” on March 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. This seminar will be held in collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and will offer perspectives on diversity in team science-related data findings from the U.S. and U.K.

NIH COSWD Marie A. Bernard, MD, FGSA, FAGHE, and UKRI Deputy Director for Research Culture and Environment Karen N. Salt, PhD, will moderate the 90-minute discussion. Panelists will describe approaches to improve training, foster inclusive teamwork, and impact leadership in the scientific workforce and the outcomes of this work.

Cognitive Aging Summit IV
March 20, 2024 – March 21, 2024 | Rockville, MD

Please join us for the Cognitive Aging Summit IV in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2024 – March 21, 2024. Convened by the National Institute on Aging and made possible by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation through a generous grant to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the two-day meeting will feature presentations and discussions on promising areas of research investigating age-related brain and cognitive changes.

With a special focus on precision aging and brain health, the Cognitive Aging Summit IV will explore individual differences in cognitive performance, brain function, and adaptation. The summit participants will also examine the factors that promote these individual differences with the goal of fostering collaboration to design prevention and intervention trials in the context of precision aging and brain health.

Please use the link below to register for the event. More information can be found at the CAS IV website . If you have any questions about registration or need to make modifications, please reach out to

Webinar: Exploring Biomarkers of Aging in the Context of Cancer Risk
May 16, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 PM ET

A central aim of geroscience is to develop interventions that slow, reverse, or stop the detrimental molecular and cellular changes that occur with aging to improve health and reduce disease burden at older ages. Evidence that an individual’s chronological age does necessarily align with their physiological age, creates a key challenge for geroscience and finding accurate and reliable measures of rates of aging to aid in the development of anti-aging therapeutics. For purposes within geroscience, aging clocks can be thought of as methods to measure an individual’s health relative to the average population. Over the last decade, researchers have made significant progress on multiple iterations of biomarkers and diverse aging clocks that can assess one’s rate of aging relative to the general population. Aging clocks have been trained and tested on a wide range of epigenome, proteome, microbiome, and imaging data.

The NIH Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG) is hosting a multi-part webinar series beginning in fall 2023 to explore the state-of the-science with regard to aging clocks, discuss specific gaps in knowledge within this area, and pinpoint potential opportunities for future research. Each monthly webinar will explore a unique topic and feature expert speakers that will examine new research and specific challenges related to the topic.

Previous Events:

Virtual Webinar: Addressing the Disparities in Dementia Disk, Early Detection and Care in U.S. Latino Populations
November 28, 2023 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET

Please join us for our next webinar event as part of the NIA Division of Neuroscience’s new webinar series, “Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in Neuroscience.” Our next webinar will include a panel of speakers who will present “Addressing the Disparities in Dementia Disk, Early Detection and Care in U.S. Latino Populations: Insights from the US Consortium of Aging, Dementia & Latino Studies (CADLAS)”. Members of CADLAS will discuss recent developments, current challenges, and opportunities, as well as future directions in the four research areas that are the focus of its Special Interest Groups (SIG):

  • Genomics and Biomarkers
  • Cognition and Assessment
  • Recruitment and Clinical Trials
  • Dementia Care and Psychosocial Interventions

The main goal of CADLAS is to promote collaborations among investigators working on aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in U.S. Latino/Hispanic populations to accelerate research and the discovery of biomarkers, new diagnostics, prevention and treatment. The Consortium is unprecedented in that it includes investigators with diverse research interests and expertise in basic, clinical, translational and public health sciences from various regions throughout the United States. The Consortium members have ongoing research studies that enroll individuals from ethnic and culturally diverse communities including older Latino adults of Mexican, Central and South American backgrounds, as well as of the Caribbean islands. Members also have active working relationships with community-based organizations that result in powerful alliances to help the Consortium to carry out new research projects and recruit older Latino adults into their studies. 

I-REACH Annual Meeting
Learn about Aging, Cancer and Disparities
December 4, 2023 | 11am – 3pm ET

I-REACH’s mission is to expand the diversity of the scientific workforce conducting  pre-clinical, clinical and policy research on aging, cancer and disparities. 

Join us to learn about how I-REACH can help your career and research! 

At this meeting, you’ll learn about I-REACH resources, including a new remote Scholar program designed to support candidates and research that contributes to I-REACH’s mission to promote diversity and inclusion. The Scholar’s program will offer:

  • Mentoring, mentee-mentor training, including culturally aware mentoring
  • A modular curriculum with the basics of aging, cancer and equity topics 
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Access to datasets, biosamples
  • Pilot funding 

Speakers will highlight I-REACH research and resources. Speakers include:

Traci Bethea, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Epigenetic Age Disparities in Cancer Survivors
Steve Cole, Professor, UCLA, Social Genomics: Use Aging, Cancer and Disparities
Barry Hudson, Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Aged Animal Models of Cancer Metastasis and Disparities
Amber Kleckner, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Metabolic Research in Cancer Control
Jamie Robinson, Assistant Professor, Wayne State, Caregiving in the Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) 

GEORGETOWN LOMBARDI SURVIVORSHIP RESEARCH INITIATIVE SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS: Improving Equitable Health Outcomes in Cancer: Catalyzing Transdisciplinary Scientific Collaborations to Transform Practice and Policy
Friday, August 11th, 2023 | 10:00AM-11:00AM EST

Presented By: Alyce Adams, PhD
Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor | Professor of Health Policy, Epidemiology and Population Health | Associate Chair for Health Equity and Community Engagement for Stanford Health Policy | Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute | Associate Director for Stanford Impact Labs

Immediately following the SRI seminar, there will be a 30 minute Meet the Professor session, which will provide attendees an opportunity to engage in Q&A and discuss specific research subjects with Dr. Adams.

16th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorites and the Medically Underserved
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2023 | Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort | Orlando, FL

Submit an abstract by June 13 to present your work at the premiere cancer health disparities meeting. This conference brings together professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community to promote the exchange of novel ideas, discuss the latest findings in the field, and stimulate the development of new research on cancer health disparities.

The Gerontological Society of America: Diversity Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop
October 12 and 13, 2023 via Zoom | 12 to 5 p.m. ET

See flyer below and visit for more information.

Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities Webinar Series

Organized by the National Institute of Cancer in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging, this webinar series aims to facilitate the understanding of the complex roles that aging and comorbidities play in mechanisms underlying cancer response, cancer treatment, and survivorship.

The seven webinars will be delivered monthly from January 27 to July 14, 2023. Sessions will last 60 minutes, including a total of ~ 40 minutes of presentations and a ~ 20 minutes moderated-panel discussion.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Research on Aging presents:

Focus on Aging Research: “Aging and the Brain” 

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00-5:00 pm

The “Focus on Aging Research” seminar series is a forum to share geriatric and gerontological research around a common theme but from different disciplinary and professional perspectives. 

You must register via zoom link below for this virtual event: