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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 8   August 2004
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bulletFunding Updates

RFA-HL-05-001: Specialized Centers of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCOR) in Vascular Injury, Repair, and Remodeling
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 11, 2005

 Application,May 11, 2005

RFA-HL-04-017: Specialized Centers for Cell-Based Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
Special Instructions for the Preparation of Grant Applications

PAS-04-149: Genetics and Pathobiology of Vascular Cognitive Impairment

PA-04-145: School-Based Interventions to Prevent Obesity

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Guidelines for Consent Forms in Multicenter Clinical Studies

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

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

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, June 23, 2004

Cardiovascular Consequences of Chronic Stress, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary, June 14-15, 2004

Future Directions for Hypertension Research, NHLBI Working Group, Executive Summary, May 24-25, 2004

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Directions, Report of an NHLBI/ORD Workshop, March 3-4, 2003

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

bulletPress Releases

The Increasing Number of Adults with High Blood Pressure, August 23, 2004

Nucleic Acid-Amplification Testing Further Safeguards Nation's Blood Supply, NHLBI Study Shows, August 18, 2004

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

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

Public Health Advisor -- Office of Prevention, Education and Control; Bethesda, MD

Note: 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

New Dataset Available: The Women's Angiographic and Estrogen Trial (WAVE)
WAVE examined the efficacy of estrogen replacement and antioxidant vitamins for preventing angiographic progression of coronary artery disease. After a mean interval of 2.8 years, neither HRT nor antioxidant vitamin supplements provided cardiovascular benefit in postmenopausal women with coronary disease. Instead, a potential for harm was suggested with each treatment.(JAMA 2002; 288:2432-40)

The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
On the basis of developing evidence, it is now apparent that primary hypertension is detectable in the young and occurs commonly. The long-term health risks for hypertensive children and adolescents can be substantial; therefore, it is important that clinical measures be taken to reduce these risks and optimize health outcomes. The purpose of this report is to update clinicians on the latest scientific evidence regarding BP in children and to provide recommendations for diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension based on available evidence and consensus expert opinion of the working group when evidence was lacking.

2004 National Cholesterol Education Month Kit
Cholesterol Month 2004 extends the theme, "Know your cholesterol numbers, know your risk." This theme emphasizes two of the main thrusts of the cholesterol guidelines: the importance of having your cholesterol measured and knowing your risk of developing heart disease. The online format of the kit makes it easy to access and disseminate information on cholesterol.

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