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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 12   December 2004
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bulletFunding Updates

 Please Note: Links to RFAs and PAs will take you to the NIH Web site

RFA-HL-05-014: Critical Issues in Post-phlebitic Syndrome
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 26, 2005
 Application, May 24, 2005

RFA-HL-05-006: Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Network
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, March 25, 2005

 Application, April 25, 2005

RFA-HL-05-003: Heart Failure Clinical Research Network
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 19, 2005

 Application, August 16, 2005

RFA-HG-05-001: Molecular Screening Assay Development for SCD
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, March 25, 2005
 Application: April 26 , 2005

PDF fileRFP-NHLBI-RR-05-19: NIH National Stem Cell Bank
 Receipt Dates, Letter of Intent, February 16, 2005
 Proposal, March 16, 2005

PDF fileRFP-HV-05-09: National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GENTAC) - Data Coordinating Center
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, January 3, 2005
 Proposal, March 3, 2005

PA-05-032: Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

PA-05-030: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment

PA-05-029: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health

PA-05-027: Research on Mind-Body Interactions and Health

PAR-05-026: Community Participation in Research

PAR-04-023: Bioengineering Research Partnerships: Additional Receipt Dates

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

bulletPolicy Updates

No new or revised policies have been issued.

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

bulletTraining Updates

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: Guidelines for the Applicant

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


List of upcoming meetings

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

Oxidative Stress/Inflammation and Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders, Workshop Summary, November 29, 2004

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

bulletPress Releases

Statement on Oral Contraceptive Study from Barbara Alving, M.D., Director of the Women’s Health Initiative and Acting Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, December 15, 2004

Oral Contraceptives and Cardiovascular Disease: Press Statement from Wayne State University and the Women’s Health Initiative, December 13, 2004

NHLBI Stops Study Testing How Long Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Should Have Blood Transfusions to Prevent Stroke—Clinical Alert Issued to U.S. Physicians, December 6, 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: Changes and additions may have been made to this list, for the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

bulletOther Items of Interest

Clinical Alert: Transfusions Should Continue in Children with SCD who are at Risk of Strokes

The Cooperative Study of Sickle Cell Disease (CSSCD) Limited Access Dataset
The study objectives included: 1) define prospectively the natural history of sickle cell disease; 2) determine the relationships between cognitive and academic functioning and brain status as determined by MRI; 3) determine the cognitive or behavioral markers of silent infarct; 4) determine the relationship of family functioning on the Family Environment Scale (FES) to brain status, cognitive functioning, and social and demographic factors; 5) continue studies that will enhance the state of knowledge on the influence of sickle cell disease on the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents.

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