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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 11   November 2004
This electronic distribution list will provide updates from the NHLBI Web Site for the research community. The Updates will be sent as needed, but no more than once a week.

bulletFunding Updates

RFA-HL-05-009: SCCOR in Host Factors in Chronic Lung Diseases
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 20, 2005
 Application: August 17, 2005

RFA-HL-05-008: SCCOR In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 20, 2005
 Application: August 17, 2005

RFA-HL-05-007: SCCOR in Pulmonary Vascular Disease
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 20, 2005
 Application: August 17, 2005

RFA-HL-05-002: Research Career Development Programs in Vascular Medicine
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 13, 2005 and April 12, 2006
 Application: May 11, 2005 and May 12, 2006

RFA-OD-05-001: Strengthening Behavioral and Social Science in Medical Schools
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 10, 2004
 Application: January 19, 2005

RFA-TW-04-004: International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, January 18, 2005
 Application: February 15, 2005

PA-05-013: Fellowships for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
 (expires January 3, 2008)

For additional initiatives, please visit the following Web page:
NHLBI Grants and Contracts page

bulletPolicy Updates

FY 2005 Funding and Operating Guidelines
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will continue to apply National Institutes of Health (NIH) cost management guidelines in making Research Project Grant (RPG) awards. Until the NIH budget for Fiscal Year 2005 is finalized the NHLBI will adhere to the NIH-wide funding guidelines proposed by the Extramural Activities Working Group.

For additional policy documents, please visit Funding / Award Policy section on the following Web page:
Funding, Training, and Policies

bulletTraining Updates

No updates or new training documents have been issued.

For more information on training and career development programs, please visit the following Web page:
Training and Career Development


List of upcoming meetings

Pre-Application Meeting for RFA-NS-05-005, "Centers of Excellence in Translational Human Stem Cell Research", December 10, 2004

NIH Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies
, January 13-14, 2005

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, February 10, 2005

For more information on upcoming meetings, please visit the following Web page:
Announcements of NHLBI Meetings, Conferences, and Events

Reports of past meetings

Consultative Network for Sickle Cell Disease (NHLBI and Office of Rare Diseases), Meeting Summary, September 21, 2004

Research in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary, September 10-11, 2004

Women with Bleeding Disorders, NHLBI Working Group Report, June 2, 2004

For more information on past meetings, please visit the following Web page:
Workshop and Meeting Summaries, and Other Scientific Reports

bulletPress Releases

Similar Decline Over Decades in Cardiovascular Disease Rates for People With and Without Diabetes—People with Diabetes Still Have Twice the Risk, November 23, 2004

New Study Finds Link Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation, November23, 2004

Portion Distortion Web Site: Learn How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain by Watching Portion Sizes, November 18, 2004

No Increase in Deaths or Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Patients Who Have a Pulmonary Artery Catheter, November 9, 2004

Young Adults who Maintain Their Weight, Even if Overweight, Have Lower Risk Factor Levels for Heart Disease in Early Middle Age, November 8, 2004

ACE Inhibitors Not Needed for Many Heart Disease Patients, According to New Study, November 7, 2004

For additional Press Releases, please visit the following Web page:
Current Press Releases

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

The NHLBI has no vacancies to highlight at this time. Please see the HHS Careers (QuickHire) or NIH's CareerHere site.

Note: There are often changes and additions, for the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

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