NW Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging


The mission of the Northwest Roybal Center (NRC) is to promote the translation of basic behavioral and social sciences research to improving health, well being, quality of life and productivity of older adults with cognitive impairment and their caregivers. The NRC focuses on the systematic and strategic translation of well-researched methods of assessment and evidence-based interventions along the full continuum of environments in which older adults reside and receive care (including private homes, retirement communities, assisted living residences, adult family homes and skilled nursing facilities).

The NRC is a collaboration between:

  • Northwest Research Group on Aging, a consortium of clinicians and researchers with a strong foundation of evidence-based research conducted via 20-plus years funding by the National Institutes on Health (NIH).
  • University of Washington School of Nursing, the #1 School of Nursing for research in the United States
  • Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies, part of the largest health maintenance organization in the United States and a member of the HMO Research Network (HMORN). These multidisciplinary collaborators share a commitment to improving care through the direct translation of research into practice.


Research Opportunity

The Northwest Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging is pleased to announce the availability of noncompeting administrative supplements from the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Aging to increase the diversity of the health related research workforce.

Pilot proposals will be submitted through the Northwest Roybal Center parent grant, must contribute to the Northwest Roybal Center Mission, and must advance the research career development of the candidate.

Who is Eligible?

Early Career Investigators who represent racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be under-represented in biomedical research.

The investigator must be employed at the junior faculty level (instructor or assistant professor) with at least one year of postdoctoral or equivalent research experience.

Applications will be reviewed by the Roybal Center Scientific Advisory Board using the following selection criteria:

  • Appropriateness of applicant for the program.
  • Goals and aims for the pilot project
  • Scientific merit of the proposed research
  • Feasibility to complete the project within the time frame

For More Information, Contact:

Rebecca Logsdon, PhD, Roybal Pilot Core Co-director (logsdon@uw.edu), or Linda Teri, PhD, Roybal Center Director (lteri@uw.edu)