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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 27   March 2006

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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.

NOT-DK-06-007: Multiple PI Update to RFA-DK-05-014: The Obese and Diabetic Intrauterine Environment: Long-term Metabolic or Cardiovascular Consequences in the Offspring (modified receipt dates)

NOT-DE-06-002: Availability of Software Program to Assess Total Fluoride Exposure

RFA-HL-06-005: Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations in Cardiovascular Medicine (U01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, July 28, 2006
Application, August 28, 2006

PAS-06-265: Genetics and Pathobiology of Vascular Cognitive Impairment (R21)

PA-06-256: Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)

PAR-06-247: Community Participation In Research (R21)

PA-06-243: New Approaches to Non-Viral Systems for Gene Transfer Applications for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases (R21/R33)

PA-06-239: NHLBI Innovative Research Grant Program (R21)

PA-06-238: Research on Sleep and Sleep Disorders (R21)

PA-06-234: Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R21)

PA-06-233: Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R03)

PAR-06-223: Exploratory Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing (R21)

PAR-06-216: Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing NIDDK and NHLBI Clinical Research Studies (R01)

PA-06-210: Novel Approaches To Study Polymicrobial Diseases (R21)

PA-06-187: Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association with Morbidity (R21)

PA-06-186: Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association with Morbidity (R01)

PA-06-181: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)

PA-06-174: Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R21)

PA-06-173: Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R01)

PA-06-148: Pilot and Feasibility Program Related to the Kidney (R21)

PA-06-136: Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure (R21)

PAR-06-103: Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21)

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

bulletPolicy Updates

FY 2007 Funding and Operating Guidelines: Update

Allowable Requested Direct Costs for Program Projects: Update

Guidelines for Investigator-initiated Epidemiology (non-clinical trial, non-intervention) Studies: Update

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

bulletTraining Updates

NHLBI Model K02 Applications

Career Transition Award (K22: for Postdoctoral Individuals and New Independent Researchers): Update

For more information on training and career development programs, please visit the following Web page:
Training and Career Development


List of upcoming meetings

CCC2006: The 4th International Conference on Countercurrent Chromatography, August 8-12, 2006

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting, June 14, 2006

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 13, 2006

Forty Years of NMR in Biological Systems: A Symposium to Honor James A. Ferretti, Ph.D., April 21, 2006

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

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, December 6, 2005

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

bulletPress Releases

New Federally Funded Research Program Aims to Improve Survival from Cardiac Arrest and Severe Trauma, March 24, 2006

NIH Offers New Comprehensive Guide To Healthy Sleep—March 27- April 2 is National Sleep Awareness Week®, March 23, 2006

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

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

The NHLBI has no vacancies to highlight at this time.

Note: Changes and additions may have been made to this list. For the most current information, as well as links to NIH and DHHS job listings, please visit the NHLBI Job Opportunities page.

bulletOther Items of Interest

New NHLBI Director's Pages: Read about Dr. Nabel and her future vision for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute!

New Limited Access Datasets Available:

Trials of Hypertension Prevention, Phases I and II. This Study was developed to test the short-term feasibility and efficacy of seven nonpharmacologic interventions in persons with high normal BP.

The Acute Respiratory Distress Network Trial: Assessment of low tidal volume and elevated end-expiratory pressure to obviate lung injury (ALVEOLI). The ARDS Network is a consortium of clinical centers and a coordinating center to design and test novel therapies for the treatment of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

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