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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 14   February 2005
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bulletFunding Updates

 Please Note: Links to RFIs, RFAs and PAs will take you to the NIH Web site

Request for Information (RFI): Programs in Systems Biology for HLBS Research
 Response Due Date: March 14, 2005

Request for Information (RFI): Risk of Disease in Hispanic Populations
 Response Due Date: March 11, 2005

RFA-AI-05-015: Clinical Outcomes of Live Organ Donors
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, June 13, 2005

 Application, July 13, 2005

PA-05-046: Research on Sleep and Sleep Disorders
(expires June 1, 2008)

PA-05-044: Directed Stem Cell Differentiation for Cell Based Therapies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Aging Diseases (SBIR/STTR)
(expires July 2, 2008)

PA-05-043: Directed Stem Cell Differentiation for Cell-Based Therapies for Heart, Lung, And Blood, and Aging Diseases (R21)
(expires July 2, 2008)

PA-05-041: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to Improve The Chemistry and Targeted Delivery of RNAi Molecules
(expires January 3, 2008)

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

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council Meeting, June 16, 2005

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 10, 2005

Research Priorities for Cardiovascular Complications in HIV Infection/AIDS, Working Group Report, October 13, 2004

Cardio-Renal Connections in Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Disease, Working Group Report, August 20, 2004

Future Clinical Research Directions On Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease, Full Report, June 2, 2004

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

bulletPress Releases

NHLBI Study Shows Smoking Cessation Programs Improve Survival, February 14, 2005

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Hosts Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show on National Wear Red Day--New Survey Finds Red Dress Symbol Prompts Women to Take Action to Care for Their Hearts, February 4, 2005

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

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

(Links to announcements will not work past their closing date.)
Position Title Location Grade and Salary Closing Date
Scientific Project Officer
Bethesda, MD GS-6601-13/14/15
( $74,782 to $135,136)

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

FY 2006 Congressional Budget Justification

Long-term Plan for Research and Translation in Hypertension for Enhancing Public Health
The purpose of this report is to recommend a course for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) regarding hypertension-related activities to be initiated or continued over the next 5 years that may be expected to result in public health benefits within 10 years. The report consists of assessments of the current state-of-the-science and of ongoing activities in 17 topic areas, accompanied by recommendations for research initiatives, pre-initiative planning activities, and translation projects. Its preparation was begun at the request of the former NHLBI Director, Dr. Claude Lenfant, and its completion encouraged by the Acting Director, Dr. Barbara Alving. The report represents collaborative efforts of four units of the Institute: the Divisions of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, and of Heart and Vascular Diseases; the Office of Prevention, Education, and Control; and the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.

FYI from the NHLBI: Public Interest News—February 2005

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