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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 26   February 2006
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bulletFunding Updates

 Please Note: Links to RFAs, PAs, and Guide Notices will take you to the NIH Web site. RFPs will take you to FedBizOpps.

RFA-HL-06-012: Genome-Wide Association Studies to Identify Genetic Components that Relate to Heart, Lung, and Blood Disorders (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, March 21, 2006
Application, April 20, 2006

Addendum to RFA-DK-06-005: High-Density Genotyping of Diabetes and Diabetic Complications Sample Collections

NOT-HL-06-122: Notice of Intent to Issue an RFA to Support an NHLBI Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations in Cardiovascular Medicine

NOT-HL-06-119: Change in Expiration Date for PAR-02-154 (NHLBI Career Transition Award, K22)

NOT-HL-06-117: NHLBI is withdrawing PA-04-028, "Competing Continuation Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders"

NOT-HL-06-115: Notice of the NHLBI Program in Computational Modeling for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Biologists: Introductory Courses

NOT-DA-06-009: Notice to Extend Deadline to March 3, 2006 to Respond to Request for Information (RFI): Nomination of Knockout Mice for Deposition in Public Repositories

NOT-DA-06-008: RFI—Nomination of Knockout Mice for Deposition in Public Repositories

NOT-EB-06-006: Extension of Bioengineering Research Grant (BRG) Program Announcement (PA-02-011)

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

bulletPolicy Updates

FY 2006 Funding and Operating Guidelines: National Research Service Awards And Career Development Awards

PDF file FY 2007 Congressional Budget Justification [1.2 MB, 58 pages]

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 13, 2006

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

WHI Conference: The WHI Legacy to Future Generations of Women, February 28 - March 1, 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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, Meeting Summary, February 2006

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, October 2005

Host Response to Persistent Bacterial Load in Cystic Fibrosis, NHLBI and ORD Workshop, Executive Summary, September 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

Sessions on Study Results, Ongoing Extension Study, and Future Research:
Scientists and Study Participants Gather at Conference on Scientific Contributions of the Women’s Health Initiative - The Largest Study of Older Women’s Health
, February 22, 2006

WHI Study Results—Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Offer Modest Bone Improvements, No Benefits for Colorectal Cancer, February 15, 2006

News from the Women's Health Initiative: Reducing Total Fat Intake May Have Small Effect on Risk of Breast Cancer, No Effect on Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Heart Disease, or Stroke, February 7, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability—Having No Risk Factors At Age 50 Greatly Improves Life Span and Diminishes Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, February 6, 2006

NHLBI to Launch Framingham Genetic Research Study, February 6, 2006

Landmark Hypertension Treatment Study Launches Extensive Physician and Patient Education Program to Improve Public Health, February 1, 2006

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.

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

NHLBI Factbook, Fiscal Year 2005

New Limited Access Dataset Available: The Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP)
This Study was developed to assess the ability of antihypertensive drug treatment to reduce the risk of nonfatal and fatal (total) stroke in isolated systolic hypertension.

NHLBI Express: Legislative Update, January 2006

Pre-Hospital 12-Lead Electrocardiography Programs: A Call for Implementation by Emergency Medical Services Systems Providing Advanced Life Support [Direct Link] (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2006; 47:485-491, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2005.08.072)

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