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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 56   August 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.

RFA-HL-09-001: Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 30, 2008, April 29, 2009, August 31, 2009
Application, January 30, 2009, May 29, 2009, September 30, 2009

RFA-HD-08-023: Innovative Computational and Statistical Methodologies for the Design and Analysis of Multilevel Studies on Childhood Obesity (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, October 28, 2008
Application, November 28, 2008

PA-08-240: Impact of Health Communication Strategies on Dietary Behaviors (R21)

PA-08-239: Impact of Health Communication Strategies on Dietary Behaviors (R01)

PA-08-227: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35)

PA-08-226: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)

PAR-08-224: Using Systems Science Methodologies to Protect and Improve Population Health (R21)

PAR-08-223: Fogarty International Research Collaboration – Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research Award (R03)

NOT-HL-09-103: Change in NHLBI Scientific/Research Contact for PA-06-256 “Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)”

NOT-OD-08-109: Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay

NOT-OD-08-106: NIH Announces the Posting of a Web-based Tutorial on Financial Conflict of Interest Requirements for All NIH-Supported Institutions

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

NIH Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, December 16-18, 2008

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC), October 21, 2008

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC), September 9, 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

Building Partnerships towards a Global Approach to Genetics of Asthma and Other Lung Diseases, Working Group Executive Summary, July 17-18, 2008

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

bulletPress Releases

Media Availability: Poor Sleep in Teens Linked to Higher Blood Pressure, August 18, 2008

Media Availability: Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Risk of Death, August 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.

Position Title Location
Salary and Grade
Closing Date
Technology Development Specialist NHLBI-08-281505-CR-DE Bethesda, MD $82,961 - $107,854
August 27, 2008
Clinical Trials Specialist NHLBI-08-289085-CR-DE Bethesda, MD $82,961 - $127,442
August 29, 2008
Program Technician HHS/NIH-2008-3436 Bethesda, MD

$48,108 - $62,546

September 03, 2008

Health Scientist Administrator, Blood Diseases Branch NHLBI-08-281489-CR-DE

Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $149,000

September 05, 2008

Branch Chief, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
listed in USAJOBS as Medical Officer (Branch Chief) NHLBI-08-281585-DH

Bethesda, MD $115,317 - $149,000
September 12, 2008

Procurement Branch Chief
listed in USAJOBS as Supervisory Contract Specialist HHS/NIH-2008-3584

Bethesda, MD $98,033 - $127,442
September 19, 2008

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

Note: There are often changes and additions to the selected vacancy list. For the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

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