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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 21   September 2005
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Message from the Director, NHLBI, to Investigators Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina: Resources to Help Respond to the Devastation

bulletFunding Updates

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

NIH Announces Plans to Eliminate Mailing of Paper Notifications: Summary Statements (October 1, 2005) & Peer Review Outcome Letters (February1, 2006)
The NIH continues towards its goal of a paperless grants process through the elimination of the following notifications which are currently sent in hard copy: Summary Statements and Peer Review Outcome Letters. Instead, investigators are instructed to use the eRA Commons, a Web interface where NIH and the applicant organizations are able to conduct extramural research administration business electronically.

RFA-HG-05-007: Completion of a Comprehensive Mouse Knockout Resource
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, October 20, 2005
Application, November 22, 2005

RFA-DK-05-014: The Obese and Diabetic Intrauterine Environment: Long-term Metabolic or Cardiovascular Consequences in the Offspring
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, February 16, 2006
Application, March 16, 2006

NIH Guide Notices Related to Hurricane Katrina

NOT-HL-06-106: Notice of the NHLBI Program on Mechanisms Linking Short Sleep Duration and Risk of Obesity or Overweight

NOT-HL-06-104: Notice of Weight Loss in Obese Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Clinical Interventions

NOT-DK-05-018: Clarification of Foreign Eligibility for RFA-DK-05-008 Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers Consortium

NOT-RM-05-006: Second Phase of the NIH Roadmap Exploratory Centers for Interdisciplinary Research

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

Helpful Hints for Competitive Renewal of the NHLBI Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)

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, October 26, 2005

Exploring the Mysteries of Actin and Myosin: A Symposium to Honor Edward D. Korn, October 17, 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 , September 16, 2005

PDF fileAnnual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meetings (PDF, 545K, 85 pages), August 29-September 2, 2005

Workshop on Adult Stem Cells, Lung Biology, and Lung Disease, Executive Summary, July 25-27, 2005

Thrombophilia and Thrombosis, Working Group Report, June 27, 2005

The Next Step Population Studies in the "-OMIC" Age, Working Group Summary, June 14, 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

NHLBI Funds New Centers for Cell-Based Therapy—Program Emphasizes Clinical Applications, September 29, 2005

September is National Menopause Awareness Month: NHLBI Offers Comprehensive Guidance for Women on Understanding Menopausal Hormone Therapy, September 21, 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
Associate Director for Research Informatics and Information Technology Bethesda, MD Salary is commensurate with experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available. 10-21-05
Deputy Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Bethesda, MD Salary is commensurate with experience: a full package of Civil Service benefits is available 10-21-05

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

FYI from the NHLBI—Public Interest News

Public Health in Public Housing: Improving Health, Changing Lives Summary Report
The purpose of the Workshop was to have both public health and public housing professionals share intervention strategies they have found to be successful in engaging public housing residents in community-based activities for health and community development.

AHA/NHLBI Scientific Statement on Metabolic Syndrome
(Circulation 2005: Published online before print September 12, 2005)

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