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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 42   June 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.

PA-07-392: Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01)

PA-07-391: Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)

PAS-07-381: Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR) [R21]

PAR-07-379: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Guidelines for Program Project Grants, Updated (also in the Special May/June Supplement)

Guidelines for Applications with Direct Costs of $500,000 or More in any One Year, Updated (also in the Special May/June Supplement)

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

bulletTraining Updates

Supplemental Guidelines for the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (T32), Updated

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


List of upcoming meetings

Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, October 1-2, 2007

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, September 12, 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, June 5, 2007

Sickle Cell Disease: Health Objectives Working Group Report, September 15, 2006

C-Reactive Protein: Basic and Clinical Research Needs, Workshop Report, July 10, 2006

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

bulletPress Releases

Press Release: WHI Study of Younger Postmenopausal Women Links Estrogen Therapy to Less Plaque in Arteries—Experts Caution that Heart Disease Effects Remain Unclear, June 20, 2007

NHLBI Media Availability: Longer Treatment Benefits Sleep Apnea Patients, June 6, 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

bulletOther Items of Interest

New Limited Access Study Available
Phase 1 of the Cooperative Study of Sickle Cell Disease: A multicenter study of the natural history of Sickle Cell Disease among 4,085 participants.

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