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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 37   January 2007
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.

RFA-AI-07-006: Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children (U01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, May 14, 2007
Application, June 13, 2007

PAR-07-317: NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22)

PA-07-304: Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research (R21)

PA-07-303: Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research (R01)

PA-07-302: Application of Metabolomics for Translational and Biological Research (R21)

PA-07-301: Application of Metabolomics for Translational and Biological Research (R01)

PA-07-300: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis – Early Identification and Mechanisms of Disease (R01)

PA-07-281: PHS 2007-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])

PA-07-280: PHS 2007-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-07-297: NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)

PA-07-292: Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R01)

PAR-07-283: Community Participation in Research (R01)

PA-07-282: Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01)

PA-07-279: Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG)(R01)

PA-07-277: Research On Ethical Issues In Human Subjects Research (R01)

PA-07-273: Understanding and Treating Ataxia-Telangiectasia (R21)

PA-07-272: Understanding and Treating Ataxia-Telangiectasia (R01)

PAR-07-271: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R21)

PAR-07-270: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01)

NOT-HL-06-138: Notice of Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research

NOT-OD-07-043: Extension of Several NRSA Training (T), NRSA Fellowship (F), and Career Development (K) Funding Opportunity Announcements

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Commitment to New Investigators

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

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

Image-Guided Intervention, NHLBI Working Group, Executive Summary, September 21, 2006

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

bulletPress Releases

Media Availability: NHLBI Awards 12 Women’s Health Initiative Contracts to Study Genetic and Biological Markers of Common Diseases Affecting Postmenopausal Women, January 29, 2007

Media Availability: Inhaled Steroids Best Treatment for Children with Asthma, January 23, 2007

NIH Launches New Campaign Aimed at Increasing Awareness, Early Diagnosis and Treatment for COPD: Communications Effort Augments NHLBI’s Investment in COPD Research, January 18, 2007

NHLBI Media Availability: Overweight Girls at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, January 8, 2007

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
Branch Chief (Medical Officer)
Bethesda, MD
$110,363 - $143,471

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

Cord Blood Transplantation Study (COBLT)
The COBLT study was a phase II multicenter trial to determine if banked unrelated donor umbilical cord blood could serve as an adequate hematopoietic stem cell source for adults and children with malignancies, immune deficiencies, inherited marrow failure, or inborn errors of metabolism.

PDF fileGuide to Selected Publicly Available Sleep-Related Data Resources
This index was organized by the NHLBI National Center on Sleep Disorders Research as a resource to facilitate the efforts of individual investigators interested in the relationship between sleep, lifestyle, cardiopulmonary diseases, and related risk factors.

NSF Great American Sleep Challenge
The NSF Great American Sleep Challenge is an online public awareness campaign designed to encourage Americans to pay attention to their sleep. It asks participants to review their sleep habits, gauge their satisfaction and take action if they are not getting good sleep. The Sleep Challenge begins on February 5 and continues through March 31. It’s an easy, seven-day commitment and may put you on track for feeling rested, rejuvenated and ready to go.

National Sleep Awareness Week
National Sleep Awareness Week® (NSAW) is the week leading up to the return of Daylight Saving Time, when clocks “spring forward” and people throughout the country may lose an hour of needed sleep. Launched in 1998, National Sleep Awareness Week is an opportunity for communities and organizations to partner with NSF in drawing attention to the importance of quality sleep and the treatment of sleep problems for good health, productivity, and safety. A highlight of the Week’s activities is the release of NSF’s annual Sleep in America poll, the only annual barometer of how Americans are sleeping. This year’s poll will focus on the sleep habits and attitudes of American women. Poll results are released to the American public on March 6.

NSAW begins March 5 and continues through March 11. In addition to release of the poll data mentioned above, NSF will conduct the Women and Sleep Scientific Workshop on March 5 and 6. On the evening of March 6, NSF hosts the Night of a Thousand Dreams fund raising gala, which draws hundreds of sleep supporters as well as key influencers in the medical and sleep community.

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