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National Institute on Aging Research Presentation

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

JMU Research & Scholarship cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Dr. Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer in the Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute on Aging (NIA).  The NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research with a focus on understanding basic processes of aging, improving prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions common in later years, and improving the health of older persons.  This forum will provide an update on NIA extramural research programs and initiatives, and discuss current funding opportunities for new and not-so-new investigators.  Faculty will have the opportunity to engage with Dr. Hunter in a question & answer session at the conclusion of the presentation.  Students and colleagues from other institutions are encouraged to attend, and please feel free to distribute this message broadly.  Kindly indicate your plans to attend to Ben Delp,, by March 16th to ensure seating availability.

Introducing the National Institute on Aging:  Research Programs, Research Priorities and Research Support


Dr. Chyren Hunter


Deputy Director and Research Training Officer

National Institute on Aging


5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 22


ISAT/CS Building, Room 259

Light refreshments will be available prior to the event start


About the Speaker

Chyren Hunter is the Deputy Director and Research Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. She oversees and coordinates a broad range of activities that support the review and funding of research applications as well as the management of funded grants to support research on aging. As the NIA Training Officer for extramural research programs, Dr. Hunter has overall responsibility for all research training programs supporting predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and clinician-scientists to foster the development of a cadre of high quality investigators pursuing research in aging and geriatrics.

Prior to her current position at NIA, Dr. Hunter was a Program Director in the Division of Extramural Research with the NIH National Eye Institute, where she was a Group Leader managing a portfolio of research grants on retinal neurotransmission and oculomotor systems. She simultaneously served as the Research Training Officer. Before her tenure with the Eye Institute she was a Program Director in the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), administering a portfolio of grants in auditory neuroscience and development.

Dr. Hunter came to the NIH on an Intramural Research Training Award fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research on glutamate and inhibitory amino acid neurotransmission in the mammalian central auditory system. Active throughout the larger NIH community, she has hosted a number of educational programs for the NIH community and currently serves on NIH BRAIN, Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and NIH Scientific Workforce committees. She is an alumnus of the NIH/Brookings Executive Leadership and NIH Senior Leadership Programs. Dr. Hunter attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. and obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Neurobiology) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine through the Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program of the City University of New York.

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