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 please contact: Rebecca Logsdon, PhD, Roybal Pilot Core Co-director (, or Linda Teri, PhD, Roybal Center Director (


Northwest Roybal Center and Director Dr. Linda Teri featured in UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences article: "Translating Research for the Benefit of Older Adults"

Efforts to improve healthcare for this population received a recent boost with new National Institutes of Health funding for the Northwest Roybal Center (NRC) for Translational Research on Aging. The NRC, which is housed in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington, focuses on translating assessment methods and evidence-based interventions from research to the locations where cognitively impaired older adults live and receive care.


SoN Research Program Adopted and Translated into Two Languages!

The STAR program, an evidence-based intervention to train direct care staff to effectively manage and reduce the problems experienced by persons with dementia and other memory impairments, has recently been translated:

  • A Chinese version was created by one of the SoN visiting professors, Dr. Jing-Jy Sellin Wang, Associate professor Dept. of Nursing & Inst. of Gerontology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan.
  • A Spanish version has been created by Dr. Jerson Laks, Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Both the DVD and the manual are now available and will be used to help professionals in these countries train others to improve the care of persons with dementia.