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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 28   April 2006
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bulletFunding Updates

SBIR/STTR Program (Update) (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer)

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

NOT-HL-06-118: Reduction in Percent Effort for NHLBI Mentored Career Development K Awards

PA-06-348: The Effect Of Racial And Ethnic Discrimination/Bias On Health Care Delivery (R03)

PA-06-344: Methodology And Measurement In The Behavioral And Social Sciences (R03)

PA-06-343: Methodology And Measurement In The Behavioral And Social Sciences (R21)

PA-06-306: The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R21)

PA-06-298: Understanding Mechanisms of Health Risk Behavior Change in Children and Adolescents (R21)

PAR-06-291: Centers for AIDS Research: D-CFAR, CFAR (P30)

PAR-06-287: Innovative Application of Nanotechnology to Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders (R21/R33)

RFA-DK-06-004: Biomarker Development for Diabetic Complications (R21)
 Opening Date: October 13, 2006 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, November 13, 2006
Application, December 12, 2006

PAR-06-223: Exploratory Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing (R21)

PAR-05-063: Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing (R01)

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

bulletPolicy Updates

No new or revised policies have been issued.

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

CCC2006: The 4th International Conference on Countercurrent Chromatography, August 8-12, 2006

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting, June 14, 2006

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 13, 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, & Blood Advisory Council, Meeting Minutes, February 1, 2006

Integrative Approach to Identifying Patients at High Risk of a Cardiovascular Event in the Near Future, NHLBI Working Group Summary, December 5-6, 2005

Report of the NHLBI Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease, November 14, 2005

Use of Genomic and Proteomic Resources at Minority-Serving Institutions, NHLBI Workshop, July 21, 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

April 24-30 is TV-Turnoff Week—We Can! Offers Families Tips and Resources to Help Them Turn Off the TV, April 21, 2006

Steroids Do Not Prolong Survival in Intensive Care Patients with ARDS on Life Support, Finds NHLBI Study, April 19, 2006

The Heart Truth Road Show Travels to Three Cities—Tour Features Free Screenings and Counseling, Health Information, and Designer Red Dresses on Display, April 18, 2006

WHI Updated Analysis: No Increased Risk of Breast Cancer with Estrogen-Alone, April 11, 2006

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Adds New Resources on Heart Health, April 11, 2006

IOM Report on Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation—Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, April 4, 2006

Making Multiple Lifestyle Changes is Beneficial, Achievable in Lowering High Blood Pressure, April 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
Statistician (Health)
Bethesda, MD
($65,048.00 - $118,828.00)
Medical Officer (Research)
Bethesda, MD
($81,190 - $114,095)
Health Scientist Administrator
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

No additional items or documents of interest have been issued.

bulletAn Archive of the current and past issues is available on the NHLBI Web site.

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