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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 16   April 2005
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bulletFunding Updates

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


RFI (NOT-HL-05-115): Modifications to NHLBI Policy for Distribution of Data from Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Studies
  Response Due Date: May 11, 2005

NOT-HL-05-114 Request for Information (RFI): HLBS Ontology Inventory
  Response Due Date: June 3, 2005

NOT-HL-05-113 Request for Information (RFI): Use of Genomic and Proteomic Resources at Minority-Serving Institutions
  Response Due Date: June 17, 2005


RFA-HL-05-018: Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, June 21, 2005; June 21, 2006; June 21, 2007
Application, July 19, 2005; July 19, 2006, July 19, 2007

RFA-HL-05-016: Mentored Career Award For Faculty At Minority Institutions (K01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, June 21, 2005; June 21, 2006; June 21, 2007
Application, July 19, 2005; July 19, 2006, July 19, 2007

RFA-HL-05-015: Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, June 21, 2005; June 21, 2006; June 21, 2007
Application, July 19, 2005; July 19, 2006, July 19, 2007

Notice of Revised Receipt Dates for RFA-HL-04-027: Minority Institutional Research Training Program (T32)

(NOT-HL-05-116) Amendment to RFA-HL-05-010: Pediatric Heart Network

FAQs for RFA-HL-05-002: Research Career Development Programs in Vascular Medicine


PDF file RFP NHLBI HC-06-03: Large-Scale Genotyping of NHLBI Cohorts
      PDF fileAmendment 1
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, May 31, 2005
Proposal, July 15, 2005


PA-05-090: Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

PA-05-089: Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure

PAR-05-082: Global Research Initiative Program, Social Science

PAR-05-080: Tools for Zebrafish Research

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Reminder: Beginning October 1, 2005, requests to submit new applications with direct costs that are greater than the allowable requested direct cost for program project grants in any year will only be considered by the NHLBI once a year.

Full and complete requests, including budgetary information and proposed application receipt date, must be received by the Institute by November 15 to be considered. (See the NHLBI policy document, Guidelines for Applications with Direct Costs of $500,000 or More in Any One Year, Section D., for the policy, and Allowable Requested Direct Costs for Program Projects for the applicable direct cost limits).

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 16, 2005

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

Reports of past meetings

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2004

Predictors of Obesity, Weight Gain, Diet, and Physical Activity, Meeting Agenda and Abstracts and Meeting Roster, August 4-5, 2004

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

bulletPress Releases

Study Finds Possible Mechanism for Link Between Sleep Disturbances and Metabolic Syndrome, April 21, 2005

Antibiotic Treatment Does Not Reduce Risk of Secondary Cardiac Events, April 20, 2005

The Promise of New Medical Uses for Sodium Nitrite for Heart Attack and Organ Damage, April 14, 2005

Study Suggests Symptom-Driven Therapy may be Sufficient for Some Adults with Mild Persistent Asthma, April 13, 2005

Traditional Risk Factors are Better than Emerging Risk Factors in Predicting Heart Disease Death in Older People with Chronic Kidney Disease, April 12, 2005

ALLHAT Study Findings for Racial Groups Show Diuretics Work Better than Newer Medicines for High Blood Pressure, April 5, 2005

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

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

The NHLBI is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director.

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

bulletOther Items of Interest

May is National High Blood Pressure Month
This Web site provides information and tools to help you plan and implement your National High Blood Pressure Education Month 2005 activities.
It includes:
* A National High Blood Pressure Education Month Community Kit
* A registry for you to share your activities with colleagues nationally and see what they are doing.

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