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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 30   June 2006
This electronic distribution list will provide updates from the NHLBI Web Site for the research community. The updates will be sent as needed, but no more than once a week.

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. 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.

NOT-HL-06-130: Notice of NHLBI Participation in PA-06-368 (R21) and PA-06-369 (R01) Research on Ethical Issues in Human Subjects Research

NOT-HL-06-129: Notice of the Intention of NHLBI to Release a Program to Encourage Longitudinal Studies of HIV-Associated Lung Infections and Complications (R01)

NOT-HL-06-120: Notice of the Intention of NHLBI to Release a Career Development Program in Chronic Lung Diseases Genetics and Genomics

Notice of Change in Point of Contact Information for PAR-06-039, Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) (NOT-AA-06-006)

PAR-06-459: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) [R01]
and NHLBI Priorities and Focus Areas for PAR-06-459

PA-06-468: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)

RFA-HL-07-005: NHLBI Exploratory Program in Systems Biology (R33)
 Opening Date: July 24, 2006 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, August 24, 2006, and August 24, 2007
Application, September 25, 2006, and September 25, 2007

RFA-ES-06-004: Comparative Biology Elucidation of Environmental Pathways and Susceptibility (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, August 23, 2006
Application, September 18, 2006

RFP: NHLBI-HO-07-07: Technical, Analytical, Documentation and Support Services for the NHLBI
 RFP Release Date: June 2, 2006
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 14, 2006
Proposal, August 31, 2006

RFP: NHLBI-HC-07-07: Atherosclerosis Prevention Trial
 RFP Release Date: April 20, 2006
 Amendment Date:   May 18, 2006, PDF file
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, RFP has been cancelled
Proposal, RFP has been cancelled

RFP: NHLBI-RR-07-08: Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (NHLBI on behalf of the National Center for Research Resources)
 RFP Release Date: June 12, 2006
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 14, 2006
Proposal, August 11, 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

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

AHA/NHLBI 5th Annual Workshop on Cardiovascular Interventional MRI, November 14, 2006

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, September 12, 2006 and October 17, 2006

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

2005 Annual Report of the Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee

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

bulletPress Releases

NHLBI Offers Updated Guide with Practical Information for Lowering High Blood Pressure through Diet, June 28, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability: Drug Found to Help Scleroderma Patients, June 21, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability: Emergency Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery Improves Long-term Survival of Heart Attack Patients with Cardiogenic Shock, June 6, 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 the selected vacancy list. For the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

bulletOther Items of Interest

Summary of the Seventh Annual Public Interest Organization Meeting, January 30-31, 2006

NHLBI Lab e-Notes: a new newsletter published by the NHLBI, highlights the latest advances in heart, lung, blood, and sleep research.

Pediatric Heart Network: This site is designed for parents, patients, and healthcare professionals who have an interest in congenital and acquired heart disease and the work of the Pediatric Heart Network in this area.

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

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