Moderator: Carole Sztalryd Woodle, PhD
Sponsored by the Research Committee
Increased longevity has led to the rapid growth of the older population nationally and among Veterans. Approximately 40% of Veterans are over the age of 65. The growth in our Veteran aging population will have a massive impact on the VA healthcare system over the next few decades, requiring the development of creative approaches to ensure effective treatment and management of chronic diseases to improve the quality of life, to promote selfcare and independent living, and to reduce hospitalizations. The VA is preparing by supporting innovative research and programs and by training VA scientists as leaders in the field of aging.
Learning Objectives: (1) describe the VA mission, research services and funding opportunities in the field of aging research available to investigators at different career stages; (2) describe VA research priorities, including strategic and cross-cutting priorities, and new research enterprise initiatives; (3) identify resources for research training within the VA, including the Geriatrics Research and Education and Clinical Center system.
|VA Office of Research and Development Program Overview and Career Development Funding Opportunities
Carole Sztalryd Woodle, PhD
|VA Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics Program
Colleen B. Hursh, MS
|The Experience of VA Career Development Awardee
Clark William Dumontier, MD