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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 31   July 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.

NOT-HL-06-132: Request for Information (RFI)—Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
 Response Date: August 14, 2006

PA-06-481: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

PA-06-477: Targeting Calcium Regulatory Molecules for Arrhythmia Prevention (R01)

RFA-HL-07-004: Career Development Program in the Genetics and Genomics of Lung Diseases (K12)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, October 30, 2006
Application, November 30, 2006

RFA-HL-07-001: Pediatric Transfusion Medicine Academic Career Awards (K07)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 25, 2006
Application, August 25, 2006

RFA-HL-06-008: Comprehensive Sickle Cell Centers (U54)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 22, 2006
Application, January 23, 2007

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

No additional reports of past meetings have been added to the Web site.

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

bulletPress Releases

Early Treatment Prevents Lasting Breathing Problems in Some Premature Babies -- Brain Damage Also Less Likely When Given within 48 Hours of Life, July 26, 2006

Hormone called BNP Detects Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI Scientists Find Blood Test Predicts Common and Severe Complication of Sickle Cell Disease, and Identifies Patients at Highest Risk of Death, July 18, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability: Heart Failure in Parents is Associated with Increased Risk for Offspring, July 12, 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
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Bethesda, MD
Commensurate with experience,a full package of Civil Service benefits is available.
Director, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences Bethesda, MD
Commensurate with experience,a full package of Civil Service benefits is available.

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

NHLBI Factbook, FY 2005: HTML/Web Version

New Limited Access Dataset Available: The National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT)
This study compared lung-volume–reduction surgery with medical therapy for severe emphysema, and identified patient selection criteria for lung volume reduction surgery.

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