FYI from the NHLBI Index

September 2008: Vol. 9, Issue 2
Research and Resources

NHLBI Research Initiatives

  • Developmental Origins of Altered Lung Physiology and Immune Function (R01)
  • NHLBI Asthma Network (AsthmaNet) -- Clinical Centers and Data Coordinating Center (U10)
  • Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Science in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (R24)
  • Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • Geographic and Contextual Influences on Energy Balance-Related Health Behaviors (R01)
  • Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Science and Engineering (R01)
  • Meetings, Conferences, and Networks for Research Partnerships to Improve Functional Outcomes (R13)
  • Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01/R21)
  • Fogarty International Research Collaboration -- Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research Award (R03)
  • Using Systems Science Methodologies to Protect and Improve Population Health (R21)
  • Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)
  • Impact of Health Communication Strategies on Dietary Behaviors (R01)

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NHLBI Research Initiatives

From time to time, the NHLBI invites investigators to submit grant applications or contract proposals for specific research programs. We are soliciting applications for the new programs described below. Please visit the URL listed with each program to obtain information about important application dates and deadlines. For full details of these and other current research initiatives, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/inits/index.htm.

Developmental Origins of Altered Lung Physiology and Immune Function (R01)

  • Initiative Number: HL-08-009
  • Objective: Understand how the pre- and post-natal environments affect the developing lung and immune system at the molecular and cellular levels, resulting in sustained changes in lung physiology and immune function and decrements in respiratory health and outcomes.

NHLBI Asthma Network (AsthmaNet) -- Clinical Centers and Data Coordinating Center (U10)

  • Initiative Number: HL-08-010/011
  • Objective: Develop and conduct multiple clinical trials that address the most important management and new treatment questions in asthma by establishing a network to promote cooperation and coordination, facilitate scientific exchange, and leverage resources across the spectrum of age and disease severity.

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Science in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (R24)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-08-182
  • Objective: Enable strong investigative teams to do inter- and/or trans-disciplinary research on diabetic cardiomyopathy independent of hypertension and coronary artery disease.

Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers

  • Initiative Number: PA-08-191
  • Objective: Support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a qualifying interruption for family or other responsibilities.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

  • Initiative Number: PA-08-190
  • Objective: Improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctoral students, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented.

Geographic and Contextual Influences on Energy Balance-Related Health Behaviors (R01)

  • Initiative Number: PA-08-192/193
  • Objective: Explore the influence of the built environment, and other contextual features of where people of all ages live and work, on diet, weight, and physical activity.

Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Science and Engineering (R01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-GM-09-012
  • Objective: Study (1) factors that promote or impede careers of women in biomedical and behavioral science and engineering, and (2) the efficacy of programs designed to eliminate gender disparities and to support the careers of women in these disciplines.

Meetings, Conferences, and Networks for Research Partnerships to Improve Functional Outcomes (R13)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-08-207
  • Objective: Through meetings, conferences, and networks, create opportunities for forming strong and effective multi-disciplinary scientific teams to address basic, translational, and clinical research problems in the management of chronic disease.

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01/R21)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-08-212 (R01), PAR-08-213 (R21)
  • Objective: Improve the quality and scientific power of data collected in the behavioral and social sciences that are relevant to the mission of the NHLBI.

Fogarty International Research Collaboration -- Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research Award (R03)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-08-223
  • Objective: Facilitate collaborative behavioral and social sciences research between scientists supported by the NIH and investigators in low- and middle-income countries.

Using Systems Science Methodologies to Protect and Improve Population Health (R21)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-08-224
  • Objective: Apply one or more specific system science methodologies to "policy resistant" public health and health care systems problems of a behavioral and/or social nature. Systems science methodologies are designed to understand connections between a systemís structure and its behavior over time.

Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-09-001
  • Objective: Use the patient cohorts, data, and biological materials of ongoing Phase II and Phase III clinical trials to carry out ancillary studies related to disease mechanisms, genetics, proteomics, therapeutic response, quality of life, behavioral lifestyle issues, treatment adherence, and/or health economic questions.

Impact of Health Communication Strategies on Dietary Behaviors (R01)

  • Initiative Number: PA-08-239/240
  • Objective: Develop and implement effective communication strategies related to diet and health.

 

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