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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 47   November 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-08-107: PAR-07-420, Lymphatic Biology in Health and Disease (R01): An Addition

NOT-RM-08-006: Addition to Application Requirements for RFA-RM-08-013 2008 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1) (NIH Roadmap Initiatives)

NOT-OD-08-014: Guidance on New Law (Public Law 110-85) Enacted to Expand the Scope of Registration

NOT-OD-08-013: Implementation Guidance and Instructions for Applicants: Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH-Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

NOT-HL-08-106: NHLBI Will Not Participate in RFA RR-07-004, Research on Research Integrity (R03)

PAR-08-027: Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Pilot Project Award (SC2)

PAR-08-026: Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1)

PAR-08-023: Predictive Multiscale Models of the Physiome in Health and Disease (R01)

RFA-HL-08-002: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Venous Disease (R01)
 Opening Date: February 19, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, February 18, 2008
Application, March 19, 2008

RFP-NHLBI RR-08-18: Knowledge-Based Resource for Linking Animal Models to Human Disease
 Release Date: November 26, 2007
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 14, 2007
Proposal, January 11, 2008

For additional initiatives, please visit the following Web page:
NHLBI Grants and Contracts: Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

bulletPolicy Updates

Funding and Operating Guidelines, FY 2008

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

bulletTraining Updates

K25 Model Applications

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, February 13, 2008

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

NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. Briefs COPD Congressional Caucus, November 8, 2007

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, October Meeting Summary, October 30, 2007

NHLBI Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee Minutes, June 4,2007

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

bulletPress Releases

Acting U.S. Surgeon General Galson, NIH Director Zerhouni Announce Expanded Efforts to Address Nationwide Childhood Overweight Epidemic—Boston, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas named as new We Can! Cities, National Partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums Launches, November 29, 2007

Top Washington Health Officials to Honor Framingham Heart Study Participants, November 28, 2007

Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, on COPD Awareness Month, November 2007, November 8, 2007

NHLBI Research Highlights at American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions — Findings on Women and Menstrual Cycling, Weight Gain Prevention Intervention in African American Girls, Impact of Breastfeeding on Adult HDL Cholesterol Levels, November 8, 2007

For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

Director, NHLBI Office of Communications

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 Dataset: The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI)
This project compared 10-year clinical outcomes in the BARI trial patients who were randomly assigned to percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

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