February 2008 Volume 2, Number 1

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

News and Events

2008 Pilot Grant Program Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Center's 2008 pilot grant program. The application deadline is May 1, 2008. The complete request for proposals with detailed application information may be downloaded from the Center's home page, http://aging.utah.edu

The Center on Aging sponsors an annual pilot grant program to promote the development of aging research at the University of Utah. The goal of this program is to encourage the development of new investigators, attract established investigators to aging research and stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations ultimately leading to new externally funded research.
The Steering Committee and I are hoping to receive many high quality applications representing the full spectrum of the Center's disciplinary backgrounds. Please make this funding announcement available to all faculty within your own departments and encourage interested faculty to submit an application.

Center on Aging Research Retreat February 28 and 29, 2008

More Poster Presentations are Requested

Based on the responses received to date, we will be able to accommodate additional poster presentations during the retreat. We hope to have a large number of posters spanning all areas of aging research being conducted by Center members and their trainees. Detailed instructions are posted on the Center's web site. Please reserve your space for the poster session by sending – as soon as possible – the following information to Louise Tonin (louise.tonin@utah.edu):
• Names of author/co-authors
• Title of your poster presentation

Please plan on attending the retreat

The itinerary for the retreat events is available at Schedule of Events

Please post this flyer and encourage the attendance of interested faculty and students from your department.

We look forward to seeing you at the retreat. Be certain to pick up a newly created Center on Aging coffee mug or water bottle while you are there!

Bristlecone Pine

About our logo: The bristlecone pine tree (Pinus longaeva) the earth's oldest inhabitant with a life span of 4,000 years is found only in Utah and five other western states. Its extraordinary longevity and ability to adapt and survive in extremely harsh environmental conditions above 10,000 feet embodies the investigative spirit and mission of the Utah Center on Aging.

If you have questions about the University of Utah Center on Aging, please visit us online at http://aging.utah.edu 801-585-9540 or aging@hsc.utah.edu

Best,

Mark A. Supiano, MD
Executive Director - Center on Aging