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NHLBI Research and Policy Update
Number 59   November 2008

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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. Links to RFPs will not work past their proposal receipt date. Archived versions of RFPs posted on FEDBIZOPPS can be found on the FedBizOpps site using the FedBizOpps search function. Under Document to Search, simply select Archived Documents.

Frequently Asked Questions for RFA-HL-09-009: Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics II (T15)

Frequently Asked Questions for RFA-HL-08-013: Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Reduce Obesity: Centers for Behavioral Intervention Development (U01)

RFA-HL-10-002: The Role of Cardiomyocyte Mitochondria in Heart Disease: An Integrated Approach (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, April 20, 2009
Application, May 19, 2009

RFA-HL-09-008: Exploratory Studies in the Neurobiology of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease (R01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, January 5, 2009
Application, February 3, 2009

RFA-HL-09-006: Microbiome of the Lung and Respiratory Tract in HIV-Infected Individuals and HIV-Uninfected Controls (U01)
 Receipt Dates: Letter of Intent, February 25, 2009
Application, March 25, 2009

For additional initiatives, please visit the following Web page:
NHLBI Grants and Contracts page: Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)


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

eMentoring Initiative
The site is now open to Protégés as well as Mentors. A Protégé can be a student or junior faculty member seeking help to increase his/her chance for success in the pursuit of a career in science-related fields.


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



bulletMeetings

List of upcoming meetings

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council, February 10, 2009

NIH Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, December 16-18, 2008

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 Minutes, June 2008

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


bulletPress Releases

New Survey Suggests Growing Awareness of COPD, Nation’s Fourth Leading Killer — Understanding of the Disease and its Risk Factors, Including Smoking, Remains Low, November 13, 2008

Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute — New Findings on the Role of Inflammation in Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, November 9, 2008


For additional Press Releases, please visit the NHLBI News Room


bulletSelected NHLBI Vacancies

 To receive bi-weekly e-updates about NHLBI job opportunities, please e-mail your request to Marianna Mertts, PhD, Office of Workforce Management.

(Links to announcements will not work past their closing date.)

Position Title
Location
Salary and Grade
Closing Date

Deputy Director, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
listed in USAJOBS as Medical Officer NHLBI-09-303656-DH

Bethesda, MD

$115,317 - $149,000
GS-0602-15

November 28, 2008

Multiple positions in the Center for Human Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Inflammation
Information on these new positions is available on the NHLBI Jobs page.

Bethesda, MD

 

Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications November 30, 2008
Director, Office of Communications and Legislative Activities NHLBI-08-08SES
Bethesda, MD
$114,468 - 172,200
ES-1001-00/00
December 1, 2008

Clinical Trials Specialist, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
NHLBI-09-301193-CR-DE

Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $127,442
GS-0601-13/14

December 5, 2008

Health Scientist Administrator, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch NHLBI-08-294676-CR-DE

Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $127,442
GS-0601-13/14

December 12, 2008
Medical Officer, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch HHS/NIH-2008-4069
Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $127,442
GS-0602-13/14

December 12, 2008

Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities NHLBI-09-308617

Bethesda, MD

 

Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications December 15, 2008

Director, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases NHLBI-09-309850

Bethesda, MD

 

Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications January 21, 2009
  • 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

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