Message from the Director, NHLBI, to Investigators Affected by
I recognize that this is a time of unprecedented disruption and
hardship for those of you affected by Hurricane Katrina and that
rebuilding will be a long process. My colleagues at the Institute
and I want you to know that we will work with you to help resolve
whatever problems may arise during this difficult time.
- We understand that in some cases, you may not be able to submit
applications by the due date or conduct the research for which
you have already received funding. The NIH has provided relevant
information for affected investigators and institutions at:
You also may direct any questions you may have about your
currently funded research to your NHLBI program administrator
via the NIH E-mail Directory
(http://ned.nih.gov/). If you have questions about the submission
of a response to an RFA or RFP, please contact the NHLBI program
administrator listed on the announcement.
- We have established a special E-mail address for other grant/contract
related questions. Please contact us via the Katrina
Emergency E-mail Account (NHLBI_Katrina@mail.nih.gov).
- The NHLBI is offering to accommodate displaced fellows and
PIs in its intramural branches. If you or your fellows are
interested in this possibility, please send an email to the
above email address.
- Some of you may not be able to use your institution's E-mail
service. If you have a new (temporary) E-mail address, I urge
you to update your eRA Commons by phone (1-866-504-9552) or
For E-mail updates, please provide your full name, an associated
grant number if applicable, and old and new E-mail addresses.
Our public Web site now includes a special
Hurricane Katrina page (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/katrina.htm)
that contains the above guidance as well as links to HHS,
NIH, and other resources for researchers, patient care providers,
and volunteers. Additional information to help you is being
developed and will be added to this web page as it becomes
We value your commitment to research and will continue to work
with you to accomplish our common goals.
Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
Last updated: September 13, 2005