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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 50   February 2008

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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.

RFP NHLBI-HC-09-05 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Clinical Center Networks
 RFP Release Date: on or about February 29, 2008
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 30, 2008
Proposal, May 30, 2008


RFP NHLBI-HC-09-04 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Coordinating Center
 RFP Release Date: on or about February 29, 2008
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 30, 2008
Proposal, May 30, 2008


RFA-HL-08-008: Small Grants for Lung Tissue Research (R03)
 Opening Date: April 9, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to Grants.gov)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 9, 2008; September 22, 2008
Application, May 9, 2008; October 17, 2008

RFA-HL-08-006: Molecular Phenotypes for Lung Diseases (R01)
 Opening Date: April 5, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to Grants.gov)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 5, 2008
Application, May 5, 2008

RFA-OD-08-001: Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia (RDCRC) for the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (U54)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 20, 2008
Application, August 20, 2008

PA-08-092: Novel Approaches To Study Polymicrobial Diseases (R21)

PA-08-091: Novel Approaches to Study Polymicrobial Diseases (R01)

PA-08-084: The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R21)

PA-08-083: The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01)

NOT-HL-08-112: Sources Sought Notice For NHLBI-SSN-HP-08-20, Project for Ebstein's Anomaly in Children (PEACE)

NOT-HG-08-002: Administrative Supplements for Making Knockout Mice

NOT-HL-08-111: Request for Information (RFI): NHLBI/NCI RAID Program for Heart, Lung, and Blood Disorders

NOT-OD-08-049: Update of Sample Animal Welfare Assurance

NOT-OD-08-043: National Animal Welfare Education Program Workshops and Conferences for 2008

NOT-OD-08-041: Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2008

NOT-OD-08-039: Reminder: Letter Required for the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

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


bulletPolicy Updates

FY 2008 Funding and Operating Guidelines (Update)

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



bulletTraining Updates

Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (SIPID)

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



bulletMeetings

List of upcoming meetings

Symposium on Mucolipin Function in Disease, June 2-3, 2008

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 11, 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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council Meeting Summary, February 13, 2008

Lymphatic Research: Trans-NIH Working Group Meeting, Executive Summary, September 6-7, 2007

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



bulletPress Releases

Panel Finds Hydroxyurea Treatment is Underutilized for Sickle Cell Disease — Improved access to care and education about the treatment are deemed priorities, February 27, 2008

For Safety, NHLBI Changes Intensive Blood Sugar Treatment Strategy in Clinical Trial of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, February 6, 2008

Heart Disease Deaths Continue to Decline in American WomenóOn National Wear Red Day Heart Truth campaign continues to raise awareness, February 1, 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 Location
Salary and Grade
Closing Date

Program Director, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
listed in USAJOBS as:
Health Scientist Administrator NHLBI-08-239426-DE

Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $127,442

GS-0601-13/14

April 4, 2008

Branch Chief, Airways Biology and Disease Branch
listed in USAJOBs as:
Health Scientist Administrator (Branch Chief) NHLBI-08-242231-DE

Medical Officer (Branch Chief) NHLBI-08-242240-DH

Bethesda, MD

$115,317 - $149,000

HSA: GS-0601-15/15

Med. Officer: GS-0602-15/15

March 28, 2008

Program 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

HSA: GS-0601-13/15

Med. Officer: GS-0602- 13/15

March 11, 2008

Clinical Trials Specialist NHLBI-08-246566-DE

Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $107,854

GS-0601-13/13

March 3, 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

PDF fileFY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification [450 K, 28 pages] and Screen-reader friendly, Web version of the Congressional Budget Justification

Women's Health Initiative Study (WHI-OS)
The Women's Health Initiative Observational Study limited access dataset updated with additional follow-up questionnaires and outcomes collected over an average follow-up of 4 years.

The Women's Health Initiative: Clinical Trials (WHI-CT)
The Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trials limited access dataset updated with data from the Diet Modification and Calcium/Vitamin D trials and follow-up data collected through September 2005.


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