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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 44   August 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.

RFA-HL-08-001: Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)
 Opening Date: December 14, 2007 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 14, 2007, April 11, 2008, and August 15, 2008
Application, January 14, 2008, May 12, 2008 and September 15, 2008

RFA-HG-07-012: Genome-wide Association Studies in the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative - Study Investigators (U01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, September 18, 2007
Application, October 18, 2007

RFA-NS-08-002: Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers (U54)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, October 22, 2007
Application, November 19, 2007

RFA- RR-07-005: Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) in Minority Institutions (R25)
 Opening Date: August 24, 2007 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, September 24, 2007
Application, October 24, 2007

PA-07-435: Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity (SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-07-436: Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity (STTR [R41/R42])

PAR-07-425: Data Ontologies for Biomedical Research (R01)

NOT-GM-07-112—115: Change of Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) FOAs to Standard Receipt Dates for Competing Applications: Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology. Links to relevant mechanisms:
NOT-HL-08-100: NHLBI Announces Additional Deadlines for Requests to the DNA Resequencing and Genotyping Service

NOT-NS-07-014: Notice of Informational Conference Call for Applicants to the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers (U54) Program Title of Initiative

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Implementation of NIH Policy on Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH-Supported or -Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

NOT-OD-07-085: Revision: Streamlined Review Process to be used for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications (F32)

NOT-OD-07-084: Extended Comment Period for the Request for Information on the NIH System to Support Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Peer Review

NOT-OD-07-083: Full Implementation to Shorten the Review Cycle for New Investigator R01 Applications Reviewed in Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Recurring Study Sections

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

bulletTraining Updates

Research Career Development Programs in Vascular Medicine (K12s)

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

Lung Cancer and COPD, Different Outcomes of a Common Etiopathogenetic Pathway? NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary, June 26-27, 2007

Research in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders, Working Group Executive Summary, April 30, 2007

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

bulletPress Releases

National Asthma Guidelines Updated, August 29, 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

Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics

Bethesda, MD
$145,000 - $200,000
September 17, 2007

Clinical Trials Specialist

(3 vacancies)

Bethesda, MD
$66,767 - $121,967
September 14, 2007

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

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR 3)

2007 NHLBI Morbidity and Mortality Chart Book

bulletAn Archive of the current and past issues is available on the NHLBI Web site.

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