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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 29   May 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.

Additional (Non-NIH) Funding Sources now includes a link to the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, an organization that is interested in funding research on cardiomyopathies affecting children and adolescents.

NOT-HL-06-126: Notice of Intent to Issue an RFA on Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity

NOT-HL-06-125: Clarification to RFA-05-018 (Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research, R25)

NOT-OD-06-064: Solicitation of Comments: Proposed Modifications to Policies Governing Funding of Tuition, Fees, and Health Insurance on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards

PA-06-419: Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) [R01]

PA-06-418: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) [R21]

PA-06-407: Directed Stem Cell Differentiation for Cell-Based Therapies for Heart, Lung, and Blood, and Aging Diseases (R21)

PAR-06-382: Elucidating Nature’s Solutions to Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorder Processes (R01)

PA-06-373: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)

PA-06-370: Integrating Lung Genetics and Genomics in Human Populations (R01)

RFA-HL-07-003: Collaborative Studies on Lung Stem Cell Biology and Cell Based Therapy (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, November 10, 2006
Application, December 12, 2006

RFA-HL-07-002: Computational Modeling for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Biologists: Introductory Courses (T15)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, May 25, 2006
Application, June 21, 2006

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

Suggested Tabular Formats for Required Data for RFA-HL-05-018 Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)

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

No new summaries or reports of past meetings have been posted.

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

bulletPress Releases

Study Finds Ways to Improve Detection of Blood Clots in the Lung: Enhancing Diagnostic Tests Could Reduce Deaths from Pulmonary Embolism, May 31, 2006

For Patients with Severe Lung Injury, Less Is More: Study Answers Long-Debated Questions on Fluid Management in Critical Care, May 21, 2006

Inhaled Corticosteroids Benefit Young Children with Frequent Wheezing but Do Not Prevent Development of Chronic Asthma, May 10, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability: Diuretics Better than Other High Blood Pressure Medications in Preventing Heart Failure, May 1, 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
Research Geneticist
Bethesda MD
$74,782 - $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 Datasets Available

The Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment Study (REACT)
This community study developed and evaluated the impact of a community educational intervention program on patient delay time from onset of symptoms of an AMI to arrival at a hospital emergency department.

The Women's Health Initiative: Estrogen plus Progestin
This study assessed the major health benefits and risks of the most commonly used combined hormone preparation in the United States. It found that overall health risks exceeded benefits from use of combined estrogen plus progestin for an average 5.2-year follow-up among healthy postmenopausal US women.

PREMIER: Lifestyle Interventions for Blood Pressure Control
This study was designed to determine the effect on blood pressure of 2 multicomponent, behavioral interventions.

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