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Grant Awarded: “Center for Population Health and Aging”

Grant Awarded: “Center for Population Health and Aging”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Angela O'Rand 
“Center for Population Health and Aging” 
The 5-year NIH/NIA Program Project Grant (PPG) Competing Renewal was awarded at over $800k for the first year and over $4 million for the project. The lead Principal Investigator is Angela O’Rand. There are 4 Cores—Core A: Administrative Core, led by Angela O’Rand, Core B: Program Development Core, led by Angela O’Rand, Core C: External Innovation Core, led by V. Joseph Hotz, and Core E: Statistical Data Core, led by Konstantin Arbeev. There will be one subcontract collaboration on the External Innovative Core with UNC-Chapel Hill, led by Kathleen Mullan Harris.

The Duke Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) will continue its highly synergistic interdisciplinary environment to develop faculty in aging and to foster important research breakthroughs, particularly in the overlapping areas of biodemography (i.e. biological and biomedical demography of aging), life course studies of health and well-being across the life span, and intergenerational studies, including the transmission of health and longevity. These activities will be supported by a strong administrative core that provides central cohesive clerical, technical and research services; programming to support pilot research initiatives and advanced training for doctoral and postdoctoral students; and innovative inter-institutional networks that will enable the continuation of collaboration and training in the region. A key resource to be developed is a statistical data enclave to improve the distribution of useful public data that protect the confidentiality of study subjects.

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