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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 48   December 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-08-108: Request for Information (RFI): Defining a Research Agenda for Sickle Cell Disease and Other Hemoglobinopathies
 NHLBI version with a link to an online form to submit your comments electronically.
 Response Date: January 14, 2008

NOT-OD-08-019: Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Winter Storms – December 2007

NOT-OD-08-018: NIH Reduces Temporary “Error Correction Window” for Electronic Grant Applications from Five Business Days to Two

NOT-OD-08-017: Notice Regarding Authentication of Cultured Cell Lines

NOT-MH-08-005: Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Probes and Instrumentation for Monitoring and Manipulating Nervous System Plasticity (Neuroscience Blueprint)

PA-08-053: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R21)

PA-08-052: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01)

PA-08-044: Human Pluripotent Stem Cell (hPSC) Research Using Non-Embryonic Sources (R21)

PA-08-043: Human Pluripotent Stem Cell (hPSC) Research Using Non-Embryonic Sources (R01)

RFA-RM-08-012: Human Microbiome Demonstration Projects (UH2/UH3)
 Opening Date: April 22, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 22, 2008
Application, May 22, 2008

RFP NHLBI-DE-08-16: Clinical Research Operations and Management Support (CROMS)
 RFP Release Date: December 3, 2007
 Receipt Dates: Questions: December 17, 2007
Letter of Intent, January 25, 2008
Proposal, February 8, 2008

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

bulletPolicy Updates

No new or revised policies have been issued.

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

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, January 16, 2007

Reports of past meetings

Expert Panel on a Hypertension Treatment Trial Initiative Meeting, Working Group Report (Executive Summary and Full Report), January 16, 2007

Recognition and Treatment of Rare Inherited Arrhythmias, NHLBI/ORD Workshop Executive Summary, September 14-15, 2006

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Their Role in Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis: Research Challenges and Opportunities, Workshop Exective Summary, August 29-30, 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women – Are they Different? December 10, 2007

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health Announces New Strategic Plan: Institute that coined “risk factor” and pioneered modern cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematological medicine sets a course for improved public health in the age of personalized medicine, December 3, 2007

For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

Position Title Location
Grade and Salary
Closing Date
Director, Division of Blood Diseases & Resources
Bethesda, MD AD-0602,0601-0/0
$180,000 - $212,000
February 1, 2008
Director, Office of Communications
Bethesda, MD
$110,363 - $143,471
February 1, 2008
Chief, Research Translation Branch
listed in USAJobs as:
Supervisory Medical Officer (Research)
Bethesda, MD $110,363 - $143,471
Physicians may be eligible for a Physician's Comparability Allowance (PCA) up to $30,000/year. Recruitment Bonus may be considered.
January 31, 2008
Medical Officer (Branch Chief)
NHLBI-07-214889 DH
Bethesda, MD
$110,363 - $143,471
January 10, 2008
Health Scientist Administrator
NHLBI-07-209149 MP
Bethesda, MD
$79,397 - $121,967
January 10, 2008
Health Scientist Administrator
NHLBI-07-209149 DE
Bethesda, MD
$79,397 - $121,967
January 10, 2008
Medical Officer
Bethesda, MD
$79,397 - $121,967
January 10, 2008

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

Call for Nominations to Expert Panels
The NHLBI invites nominations to the following expert panels:
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction, Adults (40 members)
  • Cholesterol Guidelines Update, ATP IV (15 members)
  • JNC 8 Hypertension Guidelines Update (15 members)
  • Obesity Guidelines Update, Adults (15 members)

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