Expanding research infrastructure to study Internet and social media use among middle-age and older adults
This project will build on initial collaborations formed at the "Informed Brain" Keck Futures Conference to define and expand opportunities for future research on how middle-age and older adults are using the Internet and social media, as well as the positive and negative health outcomes of that use.
Start date: 5/1/2013
End date: 5/1/2014
The Informed Brain in a Digital World: Expanding the Research Infrastructure to Study the Use and Outcomes of the Internet and Social Media in Middle-age and Older Adult, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI): $75,000
Launched in 2003, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) has been catalyzing interdisciplinary research at the intersection of science, engineering and medicine, and enhancing education among researchers, funding organizations, and universities. NAKFI’s objectives include enhancing the climate for conducting interdisciplinary research, and breaking down related institutional and systemic barriers.