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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 38   February 2007
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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-OD-07-052: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipend and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2007

NOT-OD-07-051: Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

NOT-OD-07-050: Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2007

NOT-OD-07-049: Implementation of NIH Fiscal Policy for Non-Competing Grant Awards – FY 2007

NOT-OD-07-047: Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for the NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
NOT-HL-07-007: Notice of a FAQ Website for RFA-HL-07-009, NHLBI Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)

NOT-HL-07-006: The Relationship Between Hypertension and Inflammation

NOT-HL-07-005: Notice of NHLBI Participation in PA-07-303 Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research (R01) and PA-07-304 Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research (R21)

NOT-NS-07-005: Notice of Intent to Issue an FOA (RFA) to Continue the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers Program

NOT-HL-07-003: Notice of NHLBI Participation in PA-07-097 Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01), PA-07-098 Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R03), and PA-07-099 Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R21)

NOT-HL-07-002: NHLBI Creates A New Clinical Research Guide

PA-07-323: Hyperglycemic Exacerbation of Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury after Ischemic Insult (R01)

PA-07-322: Stress Management Interventions to Reduce Risk of Coronary Artery Disease (R01)

PAR-07-235: Continued Development and Maintenance of Software (R01)

PA-07-233: Multidisciplinary Translational Research in Critical Care (R01)

PA-07-218: Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R01)

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 5, 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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) Meeting Summary, February 14, 2007

Bronchiectasis Workshop, Executive Summary, September 12-13, 2006

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

bulletPress Releases

The Heart Truth Unveils First Ladies Red Dress Collection: Mrs. Laura Bush and six former First Ladies support The Heart Truth campaign’s effort to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, February 15, 2007

Heart Disease Deaths in American Women Decline: 17,000 Fewer Women Died of Heart Disease; Awareness Continues to Climb, February 1, 2007

For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room

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

Message from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, NHLBI
I am delighted to announce that Dr. Michael S. Lauer has been tentatively selected for the position of Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) extramural Division of Prevention and Population Sciences to provide leadership for the Institute's national program for population- and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases. (Read the complete text.)

NHLBI Clinical Research Guide
Have you ever wondered where to find help with preparing, submitting and managing a clinical research grant? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has created a new website which combines policies and procedures with practical guidance on grant application, review, funding and oversight. This is an excellent resource for the new investigator and provides easy access to specific information for the more experienced investigator. Please take a moment to visit the site and to share it with colleagues who may find it useful.

NHLBI News Room
The NHLBI News Room contains—in addition to the latest press releases—information on press contacts, staff photos and biosketches, transcripts, and links to related resources from the NHLBI, the NIH, and the DHHS.

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