Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #529 -- March 25, 2010

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

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I. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study announced the release of two data products:

- RAND HRS Data (Version J) (Mar. 17, 2010).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news280

- Income and Wealth Imputations for HRS 2008 Core (Early, Version 1.0) are now available (Mar. 15, 2010).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news279

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2. US CENSUS BUREAU: The Bureau has released data from "the 2008 State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems Survey" (March 2010, HTML, ASCII text, and Excel format). The data is linked to from the Bureau press release "State and Local Public Employee Retirement Systems Assets Drop Nearly $180 Billion in 2008 Census Bureau Reports."

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/governments/014642.html

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II. Reports and articles:

3. US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Healthcare Inspection - Hospitalized Community-Dwelling Elderly Veterans: Cognitive and Functional Assessments and Follow-up after Discharge," (Report Number 09-01588-92, March 2010, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www4.va.gov/oig/publications/report-summary.asp?id=3558

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4 US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES DECISION MEMORANDUM: "National Coverage Decision Memorandum for Dermal Injections for Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome," (March 23, 2010).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?from2=viewdecisionmemo.asp&id=234&

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5. CALIFORNIA SENATE OFFICE OF OVERSIGHT AND OUTCOMES REPORT: "Dangerous Caregivers: State Failed to Cross-Check Backgrounds, Exposing Elderly to Abusive Workers," by John Adkisson, John Hill, Dorothy Korber, and Nancy Vogel (March 2010, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www3.senate.ca.gov/deployedfiles/vcm2007/senoversight/docs/dangerouscaregiversreport1.pdf

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6. CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION/INSTITUTE CANADIEN D'INFORMATION SUR LA SANTE REPORT: "Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2002 to 2008," (March 2010, .pdf format, 71p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_2791_E&cw_topic=2791&cw_rel=AR_3410_E

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7. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Delivering information on pensions: The role of intermediaries," by Andrew Thomas, Richard Stockley and Ben Hewitson (Research Report No. 642, March 2010, .pdf format, 110p.).

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_642.asp

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8. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE [UK] REPORT: "Personalisation, Nutrition and the Role of Community Meals," by Lisa Wilson (March 2010, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/record.jsp?type=publication&ID=57

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9. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF, PERIODICAL:

A. "The Impact of Automatic Enrollment in 401(k) Plans on Future Retirement Accumulations: A Simulation Study Based on Plan Design Modifications of Large Plan Sponsors," by Jack VanDerhei (EBRI Issue Brief No. 41, April 2010, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=4495

B. EBRI Notes (Vol. 31, No. 3, March 2010, .pdf format, 16p.). Note: The title of the articles in this issue are: "Employment Status of Workers Ages 55 or Older, 1987-2008," by Craig Copeland; and "Tracking Health Insurance Coverage by Month: Trends in Employment-Based Coverage Among Workers, and Access to Coverage Among Uninsured Workers," by Paul Fronstin.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4493

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10. METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE REPORT: "Still Out, Still Aging: The MetLife Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Baby Boomers," (March 2010, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/still-out-still-aging.html

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11. AARP REPORT: "Strategies to Meet the Housing Needs of Older Adults," by Keith Wardrip (March 2010, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/ppi/liv-com/housing/articles/i38-strategies.html

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12. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "What if All Physician Services Were Paid Under the Medicare Fee Schedule? An Analysis Using Medical Group Management Association Data," by Robert A. Berenson, Stephen Zuckerman, Karen Stockley, Radhika Nath, David Gans, and Terry Hammons (March 2010, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412051.html

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13. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU ARTICLE: "Slower Growth of U.S. Retirement Destinations Linked to Economic Downturn," by Kelvin Pollard and Mark Mather (March 2010).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2010/censusdata.aspx

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14. CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES] BRIEF: "How Would Health Care Reform Impact California Senior Citizens?" by Zachary L. Baron, Dylan H. Roby, and Melissa A. Rodgers (March 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=403

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15. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE-USA ISSUE BRIEF: "Community Colleges and Caregiver Training: Implications for Policymakers," by James P. Nyberg (Spring 2010, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ilcusa.org/pages/publications/caregiving/community-colleges-and-caregiver-training-implications-for-policymakers.php

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16. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 10, No. 6, Mar. 24, 2010).

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

More information about FCA:

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=349

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17. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "11C-PiB PET assessment of change in fibrillar amyloid-{beta} load in patients with Alzheimer's disease treated with bapineuzumab: a phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ascending-dose study," by Juha O. Rinne, David J. Brooks, Martin N. Rossor, Nick C. Fox, Roger Bullock, William E. Klunk, Chester A. Mathis, Kaj Blennow, Jerome Barakos, Aren A. Okello, Sofia Rodriguez Martinez de LIano, Enchi Liu, Martin Koller, Keith M. Gregg, Dale Schenk, Ronald Black, and Michael Grundman (Vol. 9, No. 4, April 2010, p. 363-372).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2810%2970043-0/abstract

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18. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLES: Note: The PLOS site is currently undergoing maintenance. If the article links do not work, please check back at the PLOS site later.

A. "{gamma}-Secretase Dependent Production of Intracellular Domains Is Reduced in Adult Compared to Embryonic Rat Brain Membranes," by Jenny Franberg, Helena Karlstrom, Bengt Winblad, Lars O. Tjernberg, and Susanne Frykman (PLoS ONE 5(3): e9772. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009772, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009772

B. "Associations between Total Cerebral Blood Flow and Age Related Changes of the Brain," by Adriaan C. G. M. van Es, Jeroen van der Grond, V. Hester ten Dam, Anton J. M. de Craen, Gerard J. Blauw, Rudi G. J. Westendorp, Faiza Admiraal-Behloul, and Mark A. van Buchem (PLoS ONE 5(3): e9825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009825, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009825

C. "Synaptic Plasticity in the Hippocampus of a APP/PS1 Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease Is Impaired in Old but Not Young Mice," by Simon Gengler, Alison Hamilton, and Christian Hscher (PLoS ONE 5(3): e9764. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009764, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009764

D. "Surface-Based Analysis on Shape and Fractional Anisotropy of White Matter Tracts in Alzheimer's Disease," by Anqi Qiu, Kenichi Oishi, Michael I. Miller, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Susumu Mori, and Marilyn Albert (PLoS ONE 5(3): e9811. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009811, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009811

E. "The Promise of Prevention: The Effects of Four Preventable Risk Factors on National Life Expectancy and Life Expectancy Disparities by Race and County in the United States," by Goodarz Danaei, Eric B. Rimm, Shefali Oza, Sandeep C. Kulkarni, Christopher J. L. Murray, and Majid Ezzati (PLoS Med 7(3): e1000248. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000248, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 13p.).

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000248

F. "Long-Term Depression in the Hippocampal CA1 Area of Aged Rats, Revisited: Contribution of Temporal Constraints Related to Slice Preparation," by Jean-marie Billard (PLoS ONE 5(3): e9843. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009843, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009843

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19. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Structure and biochemical analysis of the heparin-induced E1 dimer of the amyloid precursor protein," by Sven O. Dahms, Sandra Hoefgen, Dirk Roeser, Bernhard Schlott, Karl-Heinz Grs, and Manuel E. Than (Vol. 107, No. 12, March 23, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 5381-5386). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/12/5381.abstract

B. "Functionally distinct hematopoietic stem cells modulate hematopoietic lineage potential during aging by a mechanism of clonal expansion," by Isabel Beerman, Deepta Bhattacharya, Sasan Zandi, Mikael Sigvardsson, Irving L. Weissman, David Bryder, and Derrick J. Rossi (Vol. 107, No. 12, March 23, 2010, p. 5465-5470).

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/12/5465.abstract

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20. SCIENCE REPORT ABSTRACT: "-Adrenergic Receptor Redistribution in Heart Failure Changes cAMP Compartmentation," by Viacheslav O. Nikolaev, Alexey Moshkov, Alexander R. Lyon, Michele Miragoli, Pavel Novak, Helen Paur, Martin J. Lohse, Yuri E. Korchev, Sian E. Harding, and Julia Gorelik (Vol. 327, No. 5973, March 26, 2010, p. 1653-1657).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/327/5973/1653

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21. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Association of Socioeconomic Position With Health Behaviors and Mortality," by Silvia Stringhini, Serine Sabia, Martin Shipley, Eric Brunner, Hermann Nabi, Mika Kivimaki, and Archana Singh-Manoux (Vol. 303, No. 12, March 24/31, 2010, p. 1159-1166).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/303/12/1159

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22. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Hospital Volume and 30-Day Mortality for Three Common Medical Conditions," by Joseph S. Ross, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Yun Wang, Dennis T. Ko, Jersey Chen, Elizabeth E. Drye, Patricia S. Keenan, Judith H. Lichtman, Htor Bueno, Geoffrey C. Schreiner, and Harlan M. Krumholz (Vol. 362, No. 12, March 25, 2010, p. 1110-1118).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/362/12/1110

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III. Working Papers:

23. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Human Capital Development Before Age Five," by Douglas Almond and Janet Currie (w15827, March 2010, .pdf format, 82p.).

Abstract:

This chapter seeks to set out what Economists have learned about the effects of early childhood influences on later life outcomes, and about ameliorating the effects of negative influences. We begin with a brief overview of the theory which illustrates that evidence of a causal relationship between a shock in early childhood and a future outcome says little about whether the relationship in question biological or immutable. We then survey recent work which shows that events before five years old can have large long term impacts on adult outcomes. Child and family characteristics measured at school entry do as much to explain future outcomes as factors that labor economists have more traditionally focused on, such as years of education. Yet while children can be permanently damaged at this age, an important message is that the damage can often be remediated. We provide a brief overview of evidence regarding the effectiveness of different types of policies to provide remediation. We conclude with a list of some of (the many) outstanding questions for future research.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w15827

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24. CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR POPULATION RESEARCH [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES]: "The Decline of the U.S. Saving Rate and the Rise of Health Expenditure," by Maurizio Mazzocco and Bela Szemely (CCPR-2010-004, March 2010, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we show that a single variable can explain the decline in the U.S. personal saving rate from 8 percent in the early eighties to below 2 percent in 2007. This variable is medical expenditure by health institutions net of the employers contributions to pension and insurance funds. To better understand the effect of this variable on the evolution of the saving rate, we divide the employers contributions in contributions to pension funds and to health plans. We find that the stagnation of the employers contributions to pension funds that started in the early eighties combined with the sharp rise in expenditure by health institution is the main reason behind the dramatic reduction in the U.S. personal saving rate.

http://papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/papers/PWP-CCPR-2010-004/PWP-CCPR-2010-004.pdf

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25. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT: "Policy Action in Private Occupational Pensions in Japan Since the Economic Crisis of the 1990s," (OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions No. 41, February 2010, .pdf format, 15p.).

Abstract:

The public pension system of Japan provides coverage for all, irrespective of occupation and income. Corporate pension plans provide additional benefits over the public pension in order to meet the diversified financial needs in retirement and play a key role in enriching peoples life after retirement.

The majority of corporate pensions in Japan are defined-benefit type. Consequently, a great amount of attention is paid to benefit rights. Nevertheless, in order to avoid the discontinuation of pension plans due to over-emphasis on benefit rights, Japan introduced a measure under the stagnant economy during the 1990s allowing pension plans to reduce accrued benefits under certain strict conditions, only when the government acknowledges that the sponsoring company will go bankrupt if employers are forced to continue to contribute to the pension plans to the same extent. At the same time, Japan introduced another measure allowing pension plans to use smoothing for valuing its assets in order to avoid temporary market fluctuations. As a result, corporate pension plans in Japan became manageable from a long-term perspective and able to adopt a flexible plan design whilst still ensuring benefit rights.

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/44/53/44862093.pdf

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26. PENSIONS INSTITUTE, CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL, CITY OF LONDON [UK]: "Why does Mutual Fund Performance not Persist? The Impact and Interaction of Fund Flows and Manager Changes," by Wolfgang Bessler, David Blake, Peter Lkoff and Ian Tonks (PI-1009, March 2010, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates the reasons for the lack of long-term persistence in the investment performance of actively managed equity mutual funds. We document that the responses of investors, fund managers, and investment management companies to past performance have an important impact on future performance. Conditioning on fund flows and manager changes allows us to predict future performance of both past outperforming (winner) and past underperforming (loser) funds. Recent winner funds, experiencing neither high inflows nor the departure of a skilled fund manager, outperform by 3.60 percentage points based on risk-adjusted returns in the following year, relative to winner funds suffering from both effects. We also find that the performance of the worst performing funds experiencing both the replacement of the fund manager (internal governance) and high outflows (external governance) enjoy a subsequent increase in performance of 2.40 percentage points in the following year, relative to loser funds not experiencing these effects. Among loser funds, in particular, both mechanisms appear to interact strongly.

http://www.pensions-institute.org/workingpapers/wp1009.pdf

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27. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/Ifo INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Family Location and Caregiving Patterns from an International Perspective," by Helmut Rainer and Thomas Siedler (Working Paper No. 2989, March 2010, .pdf format, 13p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=17456

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28. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilation is for Mar. 13, 2010.

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-age

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

29. Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2010).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g920250031

30. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (Vol. 6, No. 2, March 2010).

http://www.alzheimersanddementia.org/issues/contents?issue_key=S1552-5260(10)X0002-4

31. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 18, No. 4, April 2010).

http://journals.lww.com/ajgponline/pages/currenttoc.aspx

32. Clinical Gerontologist (Vol. 33, No. 2, 2010).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t792303983~db=all/title~db=all~content=g920118922

33. Dementia (Vol. 9, No. 1, Feb. 2010).

http://dem.sagepub.com/content/vol9/issue1/

34. Gerontology (Vol. 50, No. 2, April 2010).

http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/2.toc

35. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2010).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g919858506

36. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 58, No. 3, March 2010).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117995531/home

37. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Vol. 9, No. 2, April 2010).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=PEF&volumeId=9&issueId=02&iid=7408356

38. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Vol. 33, No. 2, February 2010).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=RCG&volumeId=20&issueId=01&iid=7401528

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39. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of March 22, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of March 22, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of March 22, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of March 22, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of March 22, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of March 22, 2010:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Books:

40. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Neuroimaging Research in Geriatric Mental Health, by Howard J. Aizenstein, Charles F. Reynolds III, and Myra Fernandes (February 2010, ISBN-13: 9780826110992, 280p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826110992

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

41. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Secondary Analyses of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)," (PA-10-139, a reissue of PA-06-102, Mar. 17, 2010, National Institute on Aging).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-139.html

B. "Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)," (PAR-10-136, a reissue of PAR-07-379, Mar. 18, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-136.html

C. "Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21)," (PAR-10-137, a reissue of PAR-07-380, Mar. 18, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-137.html

D. "Social Network Analysis and Health (R01)," (PAR-10-145, Mar. 19, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-145.html

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42. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:

A. "National Aging Information & Referral Support Center," (AoA Center for Program Operations, HHS-2010-AoA-IR-1014, .pdf and Word format, 38p.). The deadline for submission of the letter of intent is April 20, 2010.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/National_Aging_Information_03_18.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/National_Aging_Information_03_18.doc

B. "Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program: Evidence-Based Intervention Programs to Better Serve People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders," (AoA Center: Office of Planning and Policy Development, HHS-2010-AoA-AE-1013, .pdf and Word format, 49p.). The deadline date for submission of applications is May 10, 2010.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/ADSSP_Evidence_Based_3_15.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/ADSSP_Evidence_Based_3_15.doc

C. "Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program: Innovation Programs to Better Serve People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders," (AoA Center: Office of Planning and Policy Development, HHS-2010-AoA-AI-1012, .pdf and Word format, 44p.). The deadline date for submission of applications is May 10, 2010.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/addsp_inovative_programs_3_15.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/addsp_inovative_programs_3_15.doc

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VII. Conferences:

43. INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON AGING: "Climate for Change: Ageing into the Future," (10th Global Conference, Melbourne, Australia, May 3-6, 2010).

http://www.ifa2010.org/

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

44. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY:

A. "Seniors Feeling the Squeeze: Rising Drug Prices and the Part D Program," a hearing held March 17, 2010 (statements in .pdf format).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=323166&

B. "The War on Drugs Meets the War on Pain: Nursing Home Patients Caught in the Crossfire," a hearing held March 24, 2010 (statements in .pdf format).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=323367&

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IX. Websites of Interest:

45. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH SENIORHEALTH UPDATE: A section on "Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults" has been updated on NIHSeniorHealth.gov.

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseforolderadults/toc.html

NIHSeniorHealth:

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

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Thanks,

Charlie

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