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Advisory Council October 2019 Meeting Presentation: AD/ADRD Research Update

Monday, October 21, 2019

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Research Update

Richard J. Hodes, M.D.
Director, NIA

FY20 Budget Status

  • FY19 enacted level for NIA was $3.083B
    • Senate committee draft includes:
      • An additional $3B for NIH above FY19 funding levels
      • $3.606B (16.9% increase) for NIA; this figure includes $350M for AD/ADRD research
    • House passed bill (HR 2740) includes:
      • An additional $2B for NIH above FY19 funding levels
      • $3.356B (8.8% increase) for NIA
    • HR 4378 signed on 9/27/19 -- funds the Federal government (at FY19 levels) through November 21, 2019


Funding Opportunity Title: NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory (U54 Clinical Trial Required)

Urgent Need to Improve and Transform Dementia Care

  • Initiated by NIH/NIA and awarded in September 2019
  • Goal: Strengthen the national capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale research studies that engage health care delivery organizations as research partners for people living with dementia (PLWD) and their caregivers (CGs)
  • Vision: Transform the delivery, quality, and outcomes of care provided to Americans living with dementia and their caregivers by accelerating the testing and adoption of evidence-based interventions within healthcare systems

What Will the NIA IMPACT Do?

  • Develop and disseminate technical, policy, and best practices
  • Enhance research development and investigator capacity:
    • Fund/guide pilot embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs), support transformation into full-scale ePCTs.
    • Resource for NIA-funded investigators conducting ePCTs in PLWD.
    • Support training through career award, workshops, and on-line modules.
  • Engage stakeholders

National Pilot Program to Improve Dementia Care

Flow chart of the Natoinal Pilot Program.
HCS = health care systems
ePCTs = embedded pragmatic clinical trials

Save the Date #1

Save the Date #2

  • NIH’s 2nd Inclusion Across the Lifespan Workshop
  • September 2-3, 2020
  • A Request for Information (RFI) will be published soon!