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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 25   January 2006
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bulletFunding Updates

January 2006 Dear Colleague Letter

 Please Note: Links to RFAs, PAs, and Guide Notices will take you to the NIH Web site. RFPs will take you to FedBizOpps. Links to RFPs will not work past their proposal receipt date. Archived versions of RFPs posted on FEDBIZOPPS can be found on the FedBizOpps site using the FedBizOpps search function. Under Document to Search, simply select Archived Documents.

RFP: NHLBI-WH-06-09: Toward Maximizing the Scientific Value of the Biologic Specimens from the Women's Health Initiative
 RFP Release Date: January 6, 2006
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, March 10, 2006
Proposal, April 7, 2006

PA-06-133: NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)

New Technology for Proteomics and Glycomics, 2 Program Announcements:
    PA-06-129: STTR [R41/R42]
    PA-06-128: SBIR [R43/R44]

Technologies for Monitoring and Performing Resuscitation, 2 Program Announcements:
    PA-06-127: (STTR [R41/R42])
    PA-06-126: (SBIR [R43/R44])

Directed Stem Cell Differentiation for Cell Based Therapies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Aging Diseases, Program Announcements:
    PA-06-125: (STTR [R41/R42])
    PA-06-124: (SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-06-123: Sarcoidosis: Research into the Cause of Multi-organ Disease and Clinical Strategies for Therapy (R01)

PA-06-121: PHS 2006-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])

PA-06-120: PHS 2006-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-06-119: Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (R01)

RFI: Modifications to NHLBI Policy for Distribution of Data from Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Studies

NOT-HL-06-114: Notice of the NHLBI Program on Genome-Wide Association Studies to Identify Genetic Components that Relate to Heart, Lung, and Blood Disorders

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

bulletPolicy Updates

FY 2006 Funding and Operating Guidelines (Updated)

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

bulletTraining Updates

Fostering the Independence of New Investigators, Statement of the NHLBI Director

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 13, 2006

Forty Years of NMR in Biological Systems: A Symposium to Honor James A. Ferretti, Ph.D., April 21, 2006

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

The Influence of Early Programming in the Development of Cardiovascular, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders, Working Group Executive Summary, September 27, 2005

Progress and New Directions in Genetics of Tuberculosis, Working Group Report (Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 172. pp 1491–1496, 2005) September 27, 2004

Blood Vessel Maturation: Arteriogenesis, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary, September 21, 2005

Diseases of the Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta, NHLBI Working Group Summary, September 19, 2005

NHLBI Cardiovascular Disease Thought Leaders Meeting Report:
Research Translation, Dissemination, and Application—Moving Toward a New Vision and Strategic Framework, June 17, 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

National Wear Red Day with the Red Dress Collection 2006 Female Musical Artists Rock the Runway to Remind Women of Their No. 1 Killer, January 31, 2006

WISE Study of Women and Heart Disease Yields Important Findings On Frequently Undiagnosed Coronary Syndrome, January 31, 2001

NHLBI Media Availability: Treatment Shows Long-term Benefits for Cystic Fibrosis Patients, January 18, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability: Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Weight Change - the WHI Dietary Modification Trial, January 3, 2006

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, Heart Research Program
Bethesda, MD
$77,353 - $118,828
Health Scientist Administrator, Heart Research Program
Bethesda, MD
$77,353 - $118,828

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

New Limited Access Dataset Available: The Activity Counseling Trial
This study was established to compare the effects of two physical activity counseling interventions with current recommended care and with each other in a primary care setting.

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