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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 49   January 2008

This electronic distribution list provides updates from the NHLBI Web Site for the research community. The updates will be sent as needed, but no more than once a week.

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-08-110: Change to PAR-07-102: Elucidating Nature’s Solutions to Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorder Processes (R01)

NOT-HL-08-109: Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Molecular Phenotypes for Lung Diseases

NOT-OD-08-035: Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

NOT-OD-08-034: Extension of the Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) (PA-04-107)

NOT-OD-08-032: Notice Regarding the Applicability of the Federal Information Security Management Act to NIH Grantees

NOT-OD-08-031: Appendices to Paper PHS 398 (DHHS Public Health Service Grant Application) to be Submitted on CD

NOT-OD-08-030: Revised PHS 2590 (DHHS Public Health Service Noncompeting Continuation Progress Report) Now Available

NOT-OD-08-029: Revised PHS 2271, PHS 3734, and HHS 568 Forms Now Available

NOT-OD-08-028: Revised PHS 398 (DHHS Public Health Service Grant Application) Now Available

NOT-OD-08-026: Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review for Appointed NIH Study Section Members

NOT-OD-08-025: NIH Offers Manufacturing Assistance Program to SBIR Phase II Awardees

NOT-NS-08-013: NIH Administrative Revisions for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell (hPSC) Research Using Non-Embryonic Sources

PA-08-078: Research on the Economics of Diet, Activity, and Energy Balance (R01)

PA-08-077: Research on the Economics of Diet, Activity and Energy Balance (R21)

PA-08-074: Community Participation in Research (R01)

PA-08-051: PHS 2008-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])

PA-08-050: PHS 2008-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

RFA-HL-08-004: Development and Application of New Technologies to Targeted Genome-wide Resequencing in Well-Phenotyped Populations (R01)
 Opening Date: January 28, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, January 28, 2008
Application, February 28, 2008

RFA-HL-08-003: Mechanisms and Management of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Complications of HIV/AIDS (R01)
 Opening Date: January 24, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, January 24, 2008
Application, March 25, 2008

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

bulletPolicy Updates

NOT-OD-08-033: Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research

NOT-OD-08-027: NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications

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

bulletTraining Updates

Guidelines for the Applicant Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Revised)

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


List of upcoming meetings

NIH Consensus Development Conference: Hydroxyurea Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease, February 2527, 2008

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

No new reports of past meetings have been posted.

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

bulletPress Releases

Diuretics Most Effective Blood Pressure Medication for People with Metabolic Syndrome — Evidence Strongly Supports Diuretics as Initial Therapy, Especially in Black Patients, January 28, 2008

For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

 To receive bi-weekly e-updates about NHLBI job opportunities, please e-mail your request to Marianna Mertts, PhD, Office of Workforce Management.

(Links to announcements will not work past their closing date.)

Position Title
Grade and Salary
Closing Date
Director, Sleep and Neurobiology Program
listed in USAJobs as:
Health Scientist Administrator (NHLBI-08-236875-DE)
Medical Officer (NHLBI-08-238036-DH)
Bethesda, MD $82,961 - $149,000

GS-0601-13/15, HSA
GS-0602- 13/15, Med. Officer
March 11, 2008
Medical Officer, Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch
NHLBI - DH HHS/NIH-2008-0868
Bethesda, MD GS-602-13/15
$82,961 - $149,000
February 29, 2008
Biologist, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
listed in USAJobs as:
Biologist (HHS/NIH-2008-0887)
Bethesda, MD GS-0401-11/12
$58,206 - $90,698
February 12, 2008
Program Director, Lung Cell and Vascular Biology Program
listed in USAJobs as:
Program Director (Medical Officer), NHLBI-08-229032-DH
Program Director (Health Scientist Administrator), NHLBI-08-229019-DE
Bethesda, MD $79,397 - $143,471

GS-0602-13/15 (Medical Officer)

GS-0601-13/15 (HSA)
February 8, 2008
Protocol Manager, Hematology Branch
listed in USAJobs as:
Protocol Manager (NHLBI-08-234375-DE)
Bethesda, MD GS-0301-12/12
$67,764 - $90,698
February 5, 2008
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

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

Lung Tissue Research Consortium (LTRC)
The LTRC is a resource program of the NHLBI that provides human lung tissues to qualified investigators for use in their research. The program enrolls donor subjects who are anticipating lung surgery, collects blood and extensive phenotypic data from the prospective donors, and then processes their surgical waste tissues for research use. Most donor subjects have interstitial fibrotic lung disease or COPD.

New Limited Access Dataset Available: The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI).
This trial was designed to compare survival in patients randomized to receive either percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). There was no significant long-term disadvantage regarding mortality or myocardial infarction associated with an initial strategy of PTCA compared with CABG.

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