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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 40   April 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. Links to RFPs will not work past their proposal receipt date. Archived versions of RFPs posted on FEDBIZOPPS can be found on the FedBizOpps site using the FedBizOpps search function. Under Document to Search, simply select Archived Documents.

NOT-HL-07-112: PA-07-354, Bioengineering and Obesity (R01) Contact Information Correction

NOT-HL-07-111: Addendum to NOT-HG-07-011 Administrative Supplements for Making Knockout Mice

NOT-HL-07-110: Updated NHLBI Contact Names for PA-06-243, “New Approaches to Non-Viral Systems for Gene Transfer Applications for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases”

NOT-HL-07-109: Notice of Change in Submission Dates for NHLBI NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) Application

NOT-RM-07-007: Notice of Clarification of Application Instructions for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)

PA-07-359: Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18)

PA-07-355: Improving Heart Failure Disease Management (R01)

PA-07-354: Bioengineering and Obesity (R01)

PAR-07-352: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP)[R01]

PAR-07-344: Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology (R01)

RFA-HL-07-013: Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)
 Opening Date June 19, 2007
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, June 19, 2007
Application, July 19, 2007

RFP: NHLBI-HV-08-03: Randomized Trial of Genotype-Guided Dosing of Warfarin Therapy
 Release Date: April 12, 2007
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, May 23, 2007
Application, June 20, 2007

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

bulletPolicy Updates

FY 2007 Funding and Operating Guidelines (New Investigators, R01, R21, and P01 paylines improved)

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

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting, June 19, 2007

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

Report of the Working Group on Drug Eluting Stents and Bare Metal Stents: Summary of a Telephone Meeting, April 5, 2007

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

bulletPress Releases

Love Your Heart: New NHLBI Resource Helps Women Reduce Heart Disease Risk — 20th anniversary edition of “The Healthy Heart Handbook” includes New Statistics, Quizzes, and Charts, April 27, 2007

NIH Launches We Can! City Program: South Bend and Gary, Indiana, and Roswell, Georgia, Are First To Be Named We Can! Cities Committed to Nationwide Effort to Prevent Childhood Overweight, April 25, 2007

NHLBI Study—Having Elevated Risk Factors in Young Adulthood Significantly Raises Risk of Coronary Calcium Later On, April 16, 2007

NHLBI Media Availability: Effect of Hormone Therapy on Risk of Heart Disease May Vary by Age and Years Since Menopause, Additional Analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative, April 3, 2007

For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

The NHLBI has no vacancies to highlight at this time. Please see the following Web pages:

  • USAJOBS (US Office of Personnel Management) — the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
  • Jobs@NIH: NIH's Job Page
  • NIH USAJobs Web Page: Current NIH job advertisements within USAJobs
Note: There are often changes and additions to the selected vacancy list. For the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

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