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Presubmission Meetings for RFA HL-04-017
Specialized Centers for Cell-Based Therapy (SCCT) for Heart, Lung, & Blood Diseases and Data & Coordinating Center (DCC)
May 24 and June 3, 2004

 

RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2004

NOTICE: NOT-HL-04-113

An additional pre-submission meeting has been announced today in the NIH Guide.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-04-113.html

All prospective applicants interested in the RFA, Specialized Centers For Cell-Based Therapy (SCCT) For Heart, Lung, And Blood Diseases And Data And Coordinating Center (DCC) are invited.

MEETING TIME AND LOCATION

The first meeting will be held at 9:00 AM on May 24, 2004 in Room 9104 of Two Rockledge Centre located at 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

The second meeting will be held at 9:00 AM on June 3, 2004 in Room 9104 of Two Rockledge Centre located at 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

Both meetings will address the same information so prospective applicants may attend either meeting or both. At both meetings program staff and staff from the Division of Extramural Activities and Grants Operations will make presentations that explain their goals and objectives for the Centers and answer questions from the attendees. FAQs and other information from both of these meetings will be available by contacting the people listed below.

After the meetings the questions/answers and the summary will be posted on NHLBI Web site, directly below the RFA on the NHLBI Grants and Contracts page, under Funding, Training, and Policies; Funding Opportunities.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the NHLBI Extramural Division Offices:
NHLBI Extramural Division offices are located at 6701 Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Rockledge II building within the Rockledge Centre complex. Our building is approximately four miles north of the NIH Campus in an area of office buildings between Old Georgetown Road,Democracy Boulevard, I-270, and Montgomery Mall.   Visitor parking is available and is accessible through the parking lot entrance between the Rockledge I and Rockledge II buildings. Visitor parking is available and is accessible through the parking lot entrance between the Rockledge I and Rockledge II buildings. Visitors must check in with the guard at the building entrance and receive an NIH visitor's badge, before proceeding to the Extramural Division Offices on the 9th and 10th floors. Visitors can ask the guard to call the Extramural Division Offices and request an escort.

Driving From Ronald Reagan National Airport:
Drive west on the George Washington Parkway to the intersection of I-495 north (Capitol Beltway) to Maryland . Proceeding north on I-495, cross the Potomac River and take the left exit for I-270 north. Follow I-270 north and take the first exit, 1A, Democracy Boulevard East . Turn left at Rockledge Drive, turn left again at the intersection of Rockledge Drive and Rockledge Pl (continuing on Rockledge Drive), then turn right into the Rockledge Centre. Rockledge II is the first building on the right. Taxi service is approximately $40 to $45 one way. Please verify the rate with the driver.   Other shuttle services and the Metro subway line are also available. Please check with the Ground Transportation Desk at the airport.  

Driving From Dulles Airport: 
Drive west on the Dulles Airport Access Road to the intersection of I-495 north (Capitol Beltway) to Maryland . Proceeding north on I-495, cross the Potomac River and take the left exit for I-270 north. Follow I-270 north and take the first exit, 1A, Democracy Boulevard East . Turn left at Rockledge Drive, turn left again at the intersection of Rockledge Drive and Rockledge Pl. (continuing on Rockledge Drive), then turn right into the Rockledge Centre. Rockledge II is the first building on the right. Plan on a trip of at least 50-60 minutes.   Taxi service is approximately $40 to $45 one way. Please verify the rate with the driver.   Other shuttle services are also available. Please check with the Ground Transportation Desk at the airport.  

Driving From BWI (Baltimore/Washington International) Airport:
Take I-195 and I-95 south toward Washington , DC . At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. Follow I-270 N, and take the Rockledge Drive exit. Turn left at the signal light to cross the overpass, then turn right at the next signal, the Rockledge Centre will be on your right. Rockledge II is the first building on the right.

From the NIH Campus:
Exiting the campus from the West, turn right onto Old Georgetown Road . Follow Old Georgetown approximately four miles to Rock Spring Drive, just past Democracy Boulevard and Giant Food. Turn left onto Rock Spring Drive, right onto Rockledge Drive, left again at the intersection of Rockledge Drive and Rockledge Pl. (continuing on Rockledge Drive), then turn right into the Rockledge Centre. Rockledge II is the first building on the right.  

NIH runs a complimentary shuttle from the Medical Center Metro station at the NIH campus to the Rockledge Centre.

PARKING

Visitor parking is very limited and we encourage participants to use public transportation.

WHERE TO SEND INQUIRIES

Please direct questions about NHLBI scientific/research issues to:

John W. Thomas, Ph.D.
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive
Rockledge II, Room 10154, Mail Stop 7950
Bethesda, MD 20892-7950
Telephone: (301) 435-0065
FAX: (301) 451-5453
Email: thomasj@nhlbi.nih.gov

Mary Anne Berberich
Division of Lung Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive
Rockledge II, Room 10102, Mail Stop 7952
Bethesda, MD 20892-7952
Telephone: (301) 435-0222
FAX: (301) 480-3557
Email: berberim@nhbi.nih.gov

John Fakunding, Ph.D.
Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive
Rockledge II, Room 9170, Mail Stop 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0544
FAX: (301) 480-1336
Email: fadunkij@nhlbi.nih.gov


Last updated: May 20, 2004

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