FYI from the NHLBI Index


September 2012: Vol. 13, Issue 2
Research and Resources


NHLBI Research Initiatives

  • Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Underserved Rural Communities (R01)
  • NHLBI Systems Biology Collaborations (R01)
  • Mentored Career Award for Faculty at Institutions That Promote Diversity (K01)
  • Integrative Omics Data Analysis for Discovery in Lung Diseases (R01)
  • Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01)
  • Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)
  • Comparison of Strategies to Study Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Outcomes Using Bioinformatics (U01)
  • NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R44)

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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 application dates and deadlines. For full details of these and other current research initiatives, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/inits/index.htm.


Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-13-003
  • Objective: Conduct time-sensitive ancillary studies related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders in conjunction with ongoing clinical trials and other large clinical studies.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Underserved Rural Communities (R01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-13-013
  • Objective: Develop well-designed, controlled trials of approaches to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural communities.

NHLBI Systems Biology Collaborations (R01)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-12-138
  • Objective: Develop collaborative, multi-disciplinary systems biology research projects to advance our understanding of normal physiology and perturbations associated with heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders.

Mentored Career Award for Faculty at Institutions That Promote Diversity (K01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-13-018
  • Objective: Provide support for faculty at institutions that train substantial numbers of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, receive modest research support from the NHLBI, and provide health-related services and education to minority and other health disparity populations.

Integrative Omics Data Analysis for Discovery in Lung Diseases (R01)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-12-155
  • Objective: Generate systems-level models of pulmonary pathobiology through analyses of existing omics data and test the models using human tissues/cells and/or mammalian animal models.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-13-019
  • Objective: Increase the number of highly trained investigators who come from backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI or who wish to re-enter their research careers after a hiatus due to family responsibilities.

Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-13-020
  • Objective: : Promote diversity in undergraduate and health professional participant populations by providing short-term research education support to stimulate career development in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research.

Comparison of Strategies to Study Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Outcomes Using Bioinformatics (U01)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-14-005
  • Objective: Compare the ability of two data sources, electronic health records and traditional prospective patient-based clinical and research data, to answer research questions regarding the natural history, longitudinal outcomes, and phenotypes of therapeutic response for pediatric pulmonary vascular disease.

NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R44)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-HL-13-016
  • Objective: Facilitate and accelerate the capital-intensive steps that are required to transition SBIR Phase II projects to the commercialization stage by promoting partnerships between SBIR Phase II awardees and third-party investors and/or strategic partners.



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Last Updated May 2012



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