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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 7   July 2004
This electronic distribution list will provide 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

RFA-HL-05-004: Novel Targets and Therapy Development for Ischemic Stroke
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, December 10, 2004

 Application, January 11, 2005

RFA-HD-04-020: Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity in Primary Care Settings
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, October 25, 2004

 Application, November 23, 2004

RFA-HL-04-031: Mechanisms of HIV-Related Pulmonary Complications
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, February 17, 2005

 Application, March 16, 2005

RFP PDF file NHLBI-HR-05-04: Clinical Centers for a Clinical Research Network for the Treatment of Acute Lung Injury & Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, August 27, 2004

 Application, October 8, 2004

PA-04-126: Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers

PA-04-125: Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research

PA-04-121: Understanding Mechanisms of Health Risk Behavior Change in Children and Adolescents

For additional initiatives, please visit the following Web page:
NHLBI Grants and Contracts page

bulletPolicy Updates

Investigator-Initiated Epidemiology (Non-Clinical Trial, Non-Intervention) Studies Guidelines

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

bulletTraining Updates

Minority/Disability Trainee Positions on NRSA Training Grants (T32)--Instructions for Applicants

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, September 2-3, 2004

Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, September 13-14, 2004

AHA/NHLBI 3rd Annual Workshop on Cardiovascular Interventional MRI, November 8, 2004

For more information on upcoming meetings, please visit the following Web page:
Announcements of NHLBI Meetings, Conferences, and Events

Reports of past meetings

Myocardial Protection at a Crossroads:The Need for Translation Into Clinical Therapy (Circulation Research. 2004;95:125.) -- Report of the NHLBI Working Group Meeting: Translation of Therapies for Protecting the Heart from Ischemia, June 2003

PDF file Frontiers of Knowledge in Sleep & Sleep Disorders: Opportunities for Improving Health and Quality of Life, Conference Summary, March 2004

Needs and Opportunities to Study Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary, May 2004

Lung Allograft Transplantation: New Science and Clinical Advances, Working Group Executive Summary, June 2004

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

bulletPress Releases

Update on Cholesterol Guidelines: More-Intensive Treatment Options for Higher Risk Patients, July 12, 2004

For additional Press Releases, please visit the following Web page:
Current Press Releases

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

There are no selected vacancies currently posted on the NHLBI site, however, there are often changes and additions to this list. For the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

bulletOther Items of Interest

NHLBI Sponsored Course: Genetic Approaches to Complex Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
This intensive, 9-day course is designed for the young investigator just beginning her/his career or the more established investigator wishing to move in a new direction. Emphasis is placed on how to characterize gene function using the latest in biochemical and molecular genetic techniques. Application deadline: August 9, 2004

ATP III Update 2004: Implications of Recent Clinical Trials for the ATP III Guidelines
Since the publication of ATP III, 5 major clinical trials of statin therapy with clinical end points have been published. These trials addressed issues that were not examined in previous clinical trials of cholesterol-lowering therapy. The present document reviews the results of these recent trials and assesses their implications for cholesterol management.

Fifth Annual Public Interest Organization Meeting (Summary), February 2004
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened its fifth annual public interest organization meeting to encourage and promote public input and involvement in Institute activities. Approximately 130 individuals participated in the 1-day meeting. They included members of more than 65 public interest organizations, as well as representatives from professional societies, voluntary health agencies, the NHLBI, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC).

From Public Advocacy To Research Priorities, NHLBI Listens And Responds
The booklet provides a brief history of how the NHLBI has worked with public interest organizations over the years to develop and support research programs to address a wide range of diseases.

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