Alzheimer’s/Aging Small Business Funding Webinar

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Date(s) - 29 Jan 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Register/ Join Us for the Alzheimer’s/Aging Small Business Funding Webinar on Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m.


NIA Small Business Funding: Accelerating Alzheimer’s and Aging Research

Wednesday, January 29, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET (12:30- 1:30 PM AZ/MTN)


Join the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) and AZBio, Bio CT, and SoCalBio on January 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET  (12:30- 1:30 PM AZ/MTN) for a webinar on small business funding opportunities to advance your research to commercialization.

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, NIA’s OSBR provides more than $100 million annually in set-aside, non-dilutive funding, and resources to support small businesses looking to commercialize. The small business programs support eligible companies and entrepreneurs creating innovative therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that address aging, aging-related diseases, and the special needs of older Americans.

We invite entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses, and research organizations to learn how to tap into NIA’s SBIR/STTR programs that can help accelerate research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), AD-related dementias, and other diseases of aging.


Register today for NIA Small Business Funding: Accelerating Alzheimer’s and Aging Research on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. (12:30- 1:30 PM AZ/MTN)

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding
  • Key NIA focus areas to advance your research to commercialization
  • Tips for submitting a successful application
  • Upcoming opportunities and deadlines
  • Other resources and programs


Todd Haim, Ph.D.

Chief of the Office of Small Business Research

National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health

Dr. Todd Haim was appointed Chief of the Office of Small Business Research at National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the end of FY2018.  He will oversee the development and evolution of this exciting new office with the goal of improving both the quantity and quality of the SBIR/STTR applications.  His previous position was Program Director at the National Cancer Institute’s SBIR Development Center, where he evaluated and managed SBIR & STTR grants and contracts focused on the development of novel cancer therapeutics, preventative agents, and drug discovery technologies.  At NCI, Todd played a key role in the planning, design, and leadership of several center initiatives, including serving as coordinator of the NCI Investor Forum, helping to implement relevant workshops, draft targeted solicitations, and facilitate external partnerships. Prior to starting in the SBIR Development Center, he was a Research Associate and Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Haim staffed the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP) and his efforts centered on follow-up activities to the 2005 “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” report related to various innovation initiatives and evaluation programs. Previously, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Pfizer in which he actively led Pfizer’s research efforts in a collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that illustrated a mechanism for altered cardiac contractility due to excess fatty acids. Dr. Haim graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in January 2007 with a PhD in biomedical research and obtained a certificate in technology commercialization from John Hopkins’ Carey Business School in 2011. He has received several prestigious awards and honors including the 2014 NCI Leadership Development Award, a 2014 and 2017 NIH Director’s Award and the NJ Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in the Field of Health.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals from the following groups are encouraged to attend:

  • Small biotech and/or health care technology businesses
  • Academic researchers
  • Technology transfer organizations
  • Women-owned and minority small businesses as well as entrepreneurs from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds


Upcoming Funding Opportunities


NIA OSBR has open opportunities for small business funding now, including the Omnibus Solicitation and several targeted opportunities.


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