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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 17   May 2005
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

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

RFA-HL-05-011: Design and Analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, June 24, 2005
Application, July 21, 2005

PA-02-011: Extension of Bioengineering Research Grant (BRG) Program Announcement (NOT-EB-05-005)

PA-05-103: Pilot and Feasibility Program Related to the Kidney

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Policy on Human Subjects Research: Data and Safety Monitoring Plans (Update)

NIH Public Access Policy

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

Exploring the Mysteries of Actin and Myosin: A Symposium to Honor Edward D. Korn, October 17, 2005

From Genome to Disease II: A Symposium of High Throughput Biology -- NHLBI Programs for Genomic Applications, July 19-20, 2005

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

Cardiomyopathies in Children with Rare Diseases, Working Group Executive Summary, March 14, 2005

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

Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease, Working Group Report, August 10-11, 2004

Translation of Cardiovascular Cell Based Therapies, Working Group Interim Summary Report, August 5-6, 2004

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

bulletPress Releases

New Kidney Function Test Better than Standard at Predicting Death and Cardiovascular Outcomes, May 18, 2005

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

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

Deputy Director: The NHLBI is seeking exceptional candidates to provide leadership with the Director for a national research program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders, and administrative management of the NIH Women’s Health Initiative.

Special Assistant for Clinical Research to the Director: The NHLBI is seeking exceptional candidates to advise the Director and other senior Institute staff on programmatic issues related to the design, organization, conduct, and analysis of clinical research on heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.

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

Genetically Altered Animal Models Related to Heart, Lung, Blood, or Sleep (Database Updated)

Annual Report of the Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee, FY 2004

Limited Access Data Set: The Beta-Blocker Evaluation of Survival Trial
The Beta-Blocker Evaluation of Survival Trial (BEST) was designed to determine whether bucindolol hydrochloride—a nonselective beta-adrenergic blocker and mild vasodilator—would reduce the rate of death from any cause among patients with advanced heart failure and to assess its effects in various subgroups defined by ethnic background and demographic criteria—specifically women and members of minority groups

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