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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 19   July 2005

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bulletFunding Updates

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

Notice of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (NOT-HL-05-126)

Expiration of Human Brain Project (HBP) Program Announcements (NOT-MH-05-014)

Clarification of Submission Requirements, PA-04-028, “Competing Continuation Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders (NOT-HL-05-124)

RFA-HL-05-020: Proteomic Studies of Platelet Functions
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 12, 2005
Application, January 12, 2006

PA-05-143: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
(expires September 2, 2008)

PAR-05-133 : Short-Term Courses In Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Techniques
(expires September 9, 2005)

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Reporting Adverse Events to Institutional Review Boards in Multi-Center Clinical Trials

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, September 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 , June 9, 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

NHLBI Study: High Blood Pressure Not Well Controlled Among Older Men and Women, July 26, 2005

Decline in Physical Activity Plays Key Role in Weight Gain Among Adolescent Girls, July 14, 2005

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy, July 12, 2005

Women’s Health Study Finds Vitamin E does not Protect Women from Heart Attack, Stroke, or Cancer, July 5, 2005

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

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

(Links to announcements will not work past their closing date.)
Position Title Location Grade and Salary Closing Date
Medical Officer (Research) Bethesda, MD $79,521-$135,136
Epidemiologist Bethesda, MD $74,782-$135,136
Deputy Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Bethesda, MD Salary is commensurate with experience: a full package of Civil Service benefits is available 09-01-05
Special Assistant for Clinical Research to the Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Bethesda, MD Salary is commensurate with experience: a full package of Civil Service benefits is available 09-01-05


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

FYI from the NHLBI: Public Interest News - June 2005

Biennial Report on Women's Health Issues, FY 2003 and FY 2004

NIH Loan Repayment Program

Starting Thursday, September 1, 2005, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will begin accepting applications for its five Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).

The NIH LRPs may repay up to $35,000 a year of qualified educational debt for health professionals pursuing careers in clinical, pediatric, contraception and infertility, or health disparities research. The LRPs also provide coverage for Federal and state tax liabilities (39 percent in addition to the amount of loan repayment).

The NIH LRPs are a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to research careers in areas of national need. The 5 programs include the Clinical Research LRP, Pediatric Research LRP, Contraception and Infertility Research LRP, Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds LRP, and Health Disparities Research LRP. The NHLBI participates in two programs: the Clinical Research LRP and the Pediatric Research LRP

Please share this e-mail with the researchers and other individuals in your organization who might be interested in LRP participation.

All applications for 2006 awards must be submitted online by 8:00 p.m. EST, December 1, 2005.

For an online application, program information, additional information on eligibility, or other assistance, please visit the NIH Loan Repayment Web Page (, telephone the Helpline at 866-849-4047, or send email inquiries to


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