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    NIH, PCORI Seek Applications for Falls Prevention Clinical Trial

    Date: August 28, 2013

    The National Institute on Aging is calling for applications for a clinical trial investigating falls in the elderly and how to prevent them. The trial is part of an initiative by the Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership between NIA and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). “Serious injuries from falls, such as broken bones or traumatic brain injury, are a major reason for the loss of independence among older people,” said NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. “This is a significant public health problem, greatly affecting older adults and their families, as well as the health care system. The clinical trial envisioned here seeks to test a comprehensive and practical approach that can make real progress in reducing these injuries.” For more information, including how to submit a proposal, visit the RFA page. Proposals are due November 13, 2013.