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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 53   May 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.

RFA-HL-08-012: NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Planning Awards (R03)
 Opening Date: July 15 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, not required
Application, August 15, 2008

RFA-HL-08-009: Developmental Origins of Altered Lung Physiology and Immune Function (R01)
 Opening Date: September 21, 2008 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, September 19, 2008
Application, October 21, 2008

PA-08-164: Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Tissue Injury (R01)

NOT-HL-08-120: PA-07-421, Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21): A Further Correction in NHLBI Participation

NOT-HL-08-119: PAR-07-420, Lymphatic Biology in Health and Disease (R01): Reminder and Contact Information

NOT-HL-08-118: Notice of Intent to Publish Request for Applications (RFAs) for Clinical Centers and a Data Coordinating Center of the Asthma Network (AsthmaNet)

NOT-OD-08-075: New GSA Directive Affects NIH Reimbursement Process for New Reviewers and Reviewers Up for CCR Renewal

NOT-OD-08-073: NIH/AHRQ Set Transition from PureEdge to Adobe Application Forms for December 2008 and Plan Subsequent Transition of Remaining Mechanisms to Electronic Submission

NOT-OD-08-069: Extension of Several NRSA Training (T), NRSA Fellowship (F), and Career Development (K) Funding Opportunity Announcements

NOT-RM-08-019: Change in Application Receipt Date to RFA-RM-08-001

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

Mitochondrial Biology in Cardiovascular Health and Diseases Conference, October 6-7, 2008

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 11, 2008 and September 9, 2008

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

Clinical Use of Ventricular Assist Devices, Working Group Executive Summary, March 27-28, 2008

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment—Future Research Directions, Working Group Report, August 21, 2007

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

bulletPress Releases

Media Availability: New WHI Analysis Shows That Blood Cholesterol Levels Predict Risk of Heart Disease Due to Hormone Therapy, May 23, 2008

Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on World Asthma Day, May 6, 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

Deputy Branch Chief, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
listed in USAJOBS as
Health Scientist Administrator NHLBI-08-253502-DE and
Medical Officer HHS-2008-0021

Bethesda, MD

$115,317 - $149,000
GS-0601-15/15 (HSA)
GS-0602-15/15 (Medical Officer)

July 1, 2008

Tenure Track/Tenured Scientist, Computational Biomedical Research Ad #: TEN-799 Bethesda, MD Title 42 June 30, 2008

Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
Health Scientist Administrator NHLBI-08-252774-DE

Bethesda, MD $82,961 - $127,442
May 31, 2008

Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
Health Scientist Administrator NHLBI-08-254303-DE

Bethesda, MD $115,317 - $149,000
May 31, 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

New Limited Access Dataset: ARDSNet02: Efficacy of Corticosteroids as Rescue Therapy for the Late Phase of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (LaSRS).
Since previous reports suggested that corticosteroids may improve survival, this project was developed as a multicenter, randomized controlled trial of corticosteroids in patients with persistent

New Limited Access Dataset: ARDSNet05: Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT):
This study evaluated the relationship of benefits and risks of PACs patients with established acute lung injury in a trial comparing hemodynamic management guided by a PAC with hemodynamic management guided by a central venous catheter (CVC) using an explicit management protocol.

New Limited Access Dataset: Viral Activation Transfusion Study (VATS):
This study compared the effects of leukoreduced and unmodified RBC transfusions on survival, complications of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and relevant laboratory markers in HIV-infected patients.

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