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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 35   November 2006
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bulletFunding Updates

R01 Electronic Application Required :: February 5, 2007keyboard

As of February 5, 2007, a new electronic application process will replace the PHS-398. The New Process requires that R01 applications must:

  • be submitted in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), aka RFA or PA
  • use the electronic SF-424 application form

Applicants who want to submit what were formally termed "unsolicited" or "investigator-initiated" applications must submit them in response to the Parent Announcement for R01 applications.

Additional Information:

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

NOT-OD-07-020: NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Confirm R01 Electronic Application Submission Plans for February 5 Receipt Date

NOT-OD-07-018: New Limits on Appendix Materials for All NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Grant Applications Beginning with Receipt Dates On or After January 3, 2007

NOT-OD-07-017: Establishment of Multiple Principal Investigator Awards for the Support of Team Science Projects

NOT-OD-07-015: Limits on Resubmission of an Application: Clarification of NIH Policy

NOT-OD-07-014: Request for Information (RFI): Possible Page Limit Reduction For the Research Plan Section of the Research Project Grant (R01) Application

NOT-HL-06-137: Clarifications, Correction, and Addenda to RFA-HL-06-008, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Centers (U54)

NOT-HL-06-136: Notice of the NHLBI Program for Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials

PAR-07-086: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01)

PA-07-070: Research Project Grant (Parent R01)

PA-07-061: Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents (R01)

PA-07-060: Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)

PA-07-057: Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association with Morbidity (R01)

PA-07-046: Research on Mind-Body Interactions and Health (R01)

PA-07-045: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health (R01)

PA-07-043: Right Heart Function in Health and Chronic Lung Diseases: (R01)

PA-07-032: New Approaches to Arrhythmia Detection and Treatment (SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-07-031: New Approaches to Arrhythmia Detection and Treatment (STTR [R41/R42])

PAR-07-024: Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing NIDDK and NHLBI Clinical Research Studies (R01)

PAR-07-020: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)

PA-07-013: Research on Improving Health Care for Obese Patients (R01)

RFA-HL-07-010: Methods of Analysis of Gene-Environment Interactions in Complex Diseases: The Genes and Environment Initiative (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 29, 2006
Application, January 29, 2007

RFA-AG-07-002: Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism in the Elderly (R01)
 Opening Date: December 11, 2006 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 11, 2006
Application, January 9, 2007

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Appeals Procedure for Applicants—NHLBI Council

For additional policy documents, please visit Funding / Award Policy section on the following Web page:
Funding, Training, and Policies

bulletTraining Updates

Guidelines for the Applicant Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

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, February 14, 2007

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

Cardiovascular Disease in COPD: Evidences from Epidemiology, Genetics, Bio-Markers, Animal Models, Clinical Studies & Pharmacological Treatments, September 21-22, 2006

Airway Smooth Muscle in Bronchomotor Tone, Inflammation, and Remodeling: Advancing from Basic Knowledge to Clinical Relevance, NHLBI Workshop Executive Summary, September 11-12, 2006

Long-term Oxygen Treatment in COPD: Recommendations for Future Research: Report of an NHLBI/CMS Workshop, May 10–11, 2004
(American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 174. pp. 373-378, 2006)

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

bulletPress Releases

NHLBI and CMS Launch Large Study of Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD -- Clinical Trial Will Clarify If More Patients Could Benefit from Treatment, November 20, 2006

Clinical Trial Results Find Late Angioplasty after Heart Attack Offers No Advantage Over Standard Drug Therapy—Study Findings Challenge Current Clinical Practice, November 14, 2006

NHLBI Media Availability: Greater Diabetes Risk in Patients Taking High Blood Pressure Medication, November 13, 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
Medical Officer (Research) Bethesda, MD
$77,353 - $139,774 USD per year
Physicians may be eligible for a Physician's Comparability Allowance (PCA) up to $30,000/year. Recruitment Bonus may be considered.
Senior Extramural Regulatory Analyst Bethesda, MD
$65,048 - $118,828
Health Scientist Administrator/Medical Officer
2 vacancies:
Bethesda, MD
$77,353 - $118,828
Physicians may be eligible for a Physician's Comparability Allowance (PCA) up to $30,000/year. Recruitment Bonus may be considered.

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 Limited Access Data Sets Web Site (LADS)
The NHLBI LADS Web site has been redesigned with several new features including search and sort capabilities and a style consistent with the NHLBI site.

New Limited Access Data Sets available:

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Centers
The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Centers focus on multi-disciplinary programs of basic, applied, and clinical research, and to include relevant service activities in diagnosis, counseling, and education concerning sickle cell disease and related disorders.

National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium (NTCC)
The mission of the NTCC is to instill knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes in the management and control of active and latent TB among undergraduate and graduate students.

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