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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 4   April 2004
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bulletFunding Updates

NOT-HL-04-108: Request for Information on the Translation of Cell-Based Therapies for Cardiovascular Diseases
  Responses Due: June 1, 2004

RFA-HL-04-027: Minority Institutional Research Training Program (T32)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, May 22, 2004; May 21, 2005; May 20, 2006
 Application, June 23, 2004; June 22, 2005; June 21, 2006

RFA-HL-04-026: Mentored Career Award for Faculty at Minority Institutions (K01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, May 22, 2004; May 21, 2005; and May 20, 2006
 Application, June 23, 2004; June 22, 2005;and June 21, 2006

PA-04-098: Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association with Morbidity

PA-04-093: Novel Approaches to Study Polymicrobial Diseases

PA-04-089: New Technology for Proteomics and Glycomics (SBIR/STTR)

PAR-04-083: Fogarty International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research Training Program (ICTIRT)

PA-04-080: Pathogenesis of SARS Lung Disease: In Vitro Studies and Animal Models

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

bulletTraining Updates

Two RFAs were released (see Funding Updates, above), otherwise no updates or new treining docuemnts have been issued.

For information on current training and career development programs, please visit the following Web page:
Training and Career Development


List of upcoming meetings

Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, September 13-14, 2004

NHLBAC, May 13-14, 2004

For more information on 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 Minutes, February 2004

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

bulletPress Releases

WHI Study Finds No Heart Disease Benefit, Increased Stroke Risk With Estrogen Alone (April 13, 2004)

Scientists Compare Rat Genome With Human, Mouse-Analysis Yields New Insights into Medical Model, Evolutionary Process (March 31, 2004)

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.)

Health Scientist Administrator (Clinical Trials) GS-601-13/14/15

Medical Officer (Clinical Trials) GS-602-13/14/15

Supervisory Medical Officer/Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (GS-602/601-15)

Note: There are often changes and additions to this list, for the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

bulletOther Items of Interest

Statement on the FY 2005 President's Budget Request before the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees

JNC 7 (High Blood Pressure Guidelines) Application for Palm OS and PocketPC Devices

New Data set available:
The Thrombosis in Myocardial Infarction Trial 3 (TIMI3) Limited Access Data Set:
The purpose of this project was to investigate the role of a thrombotic agent added to conventional medical therapies and to compare an early invasive management strategy to a more conservative early strategy in patients with unstable angina and non-Q wave myocardial infarction.

NHLBI Microarray Resources
Programs and resources to facilitate the application of microarray technology to fundamental, hypothesis-driven research in the area of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological, and sleep disorders are listed

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