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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 41   May 2007

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

 Please Note: Links to RFAs, PAs, and Guide Notices will take you to the NIH Web site. RFPs will take you to FedBizOpps.

RFA-HL-07-012: Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (SIPID) (R25)
 Opening Date: September 28, 2007 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, September 28, 2007
Application, October 29, 2007

PAR-07-373: Investigator Initiated Multi-Site Clinical Trials (R01)

Frequently Asked Questions for RFA-HL-07-009: Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01) (Updated)

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

bulletPolicy Updates

Human Subjects Protection in Clinical Research

Data and Safety Monitoring Plans

Establishing Monitoring Boards for Data and Safety

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

bulletTraining Updates

National Research Service Award Guidelines, FY 2007

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


List of upcoming meetings

Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, October 1-2, 2007

Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Meeting, June 19, 2007

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, June 5, 2007, September 12, 2007, and October 30, 2007

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

Future Research Opportunities in CARDIA, Working Group Report, March 6, 2007

Future Research Opportunities in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Working Group Report, March 5, 2007

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council Meeting Minutes, February 14, 2007

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

bulletPress Releases

The Heart Truth Road Show Travels to Washington, DC, Free Heart Disease Risk Factor Screenings Available, May 7, 2007

For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room

bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

The NHLBI has no vacancies to highlight at this time. Please see the following Web pages:

  • USAJOBS (US Office of Personnel Management) — the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
  • Jobs@NIH: NIH's Job Page
  • NIH USAJobs Web Page: Current NIH job advertisements within USAJobs

Note: There are often changes and additions to the selected vacancy list. For the most current information, please visit the NHLBI Jobs Opportunities page

bulletOther Items of Interest

NHLBI Factbook, Fiscal Year 2006
The NHLBI Fact Book is an annual compilation of Institute activities containing administrative information on grants, contracts, clinical trials, and research training and career development programs. It also includes background on the scientific programs in the NHLBI, major historical events, an overview of fiscal trends, and a description of the development of Institute initiatives.

2006 NHLBI Incidence and Prevalence Chartbook
The purpose of this chart book is to present largely unpublished estimates of incidence and prevalence from six community cohort studies and one surveillance study sponsored by the NHLBI: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Cohort Study, Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), Framingham Heart Study (FHS), Multi- Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Strong Heart Study (SHS), and ARIC Surveillance. These studies comprise 23 defined communities.

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