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Newsletter No. 100 -- January 2008

Newsletter No. 100 -- January 2008

NIH

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PARTICIPATION OF NCI ON PAR-07-416, DEVELOPMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY (R01) (MULTIPLE INSTITUTES) (NOT-CA-08-009)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): August 15, 2007, December 22, 2007, April 22, 2008, August 22, 2008, December 21, 2008, April 21, 2009, August 21, 2009, December 21, 2009, April 23, 2010
Application Submission/Receipt Date(s): September 21, 2007, January 22, 2008, May 22, 2008, September 22, 2008, January 21, 2009, May 21, 2009, September 21, 2009, January 21, 2010, May 23, 2010
To encourage multidisciplinary , investigator-initiated basic and translational research in developmental pharmacology with particular emphasis on the role of ontogeny on drug metabolizing enzymes, transporters, receptors and signaling pathways activity across developmental periods from fetal life to adolescence.
URL for Notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-08-009.html
URL for PAR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-416.html

NIH REVISION AWARDS FOR STUDYING INTERACTIONS AMONG SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND GENETIC FACTORS IN HEALTH (R01: PAR-08-065; R21: PAR-08-066; P01, P20, P50, P60, U01, U10, U54: PAR-08-067)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): April 13, 2008
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 13, 2008
This funding opportunity will use the NIH Revision (formerly named Competitive Supplement) award mechanism to supplement existing NIH funded awards. One example of suggested research areas is studies involving brain imaging, metabolomic analyses, and biomarker assessment to include genomic data for analysis of interaction between genomic data and these factors.
URL for R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-065.html
URL: for R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-066.html
URL for P01, ..., U54: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-067.html

UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING BRAIN TUMOR DISPERSAL (NINDS, NCI) (R01: PAS-08-048; R21:PAS-08-849)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The goal of this FOA is to promote studies that 1) identify the properties of brain tumor cells that cause them to migrate; 2) determine how interaction of tumor cells with normal brain elements affects migration; and 3) translate understanding of these parameters into interventions that target invading tumor cells.
URL for R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-08-048.html
URL for R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-08-049.html

NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (Multiple Institutes)(R01: PA-08-052, R21: PA-08-053)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Participating NIH institutes and centers have identified areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology research in specific focus areas. Examples from each of the NIH ICs of research topics that would be of interest for this FOA are listed, merely representing illustrations of projects that would be considered relevant to this FOA:
The NCI is interested in: 1. Early detection of the disease using imaging; 2. In vitro early diagnostics: multiplexed sensitive and specific sensors; 3. Multi-functional therapeutics and localized therapy delivery; 4. Tools and approaches to interrogate, understand, and manipulate single cells, structures, and molecules.
URL for R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-052.html
URL for R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-053.html

INSTITUTIONAL CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (U54) (RFA-RM-08-002)
Letters of Intent Receipt Dates: May 17, 2008; September 21 2008
Application Receipt Date(s): June 17, 2008; October 21, 2008
The CTSA should support the discipline of clinical and translational science and the needs of its researchers. Applicants are encouraged to propose novel concepts, methodologies, and approaches that are integrated into a comprehensive, effective, and efficient researcher-, trainee-, and participant-centered program. Imaging is listed as a possible available translational technology or resource, suggesting the need for standard operating procedures and participation in national or international quality control and standardization efforts where appropriate.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-08-002.html

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PILOT CLINICAL TRIALS (R01) (NIA, NCCAM, NIRS) (PAR-08-062)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The objective of the Alzheimer's Disease Pilot Clinical Trials initiative is to improve the quality of clinical research designed to evaluate interventions for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and age-associated cognitive decline by stimulating applications for pilot clinical trials to test interventions aimed at delaying the onset of or preventing AD, MCI, and age-associated cognitive decline; slowing, halting, or, if possible, reversing the progressive decline in cognitive function; and modifying the cognitive and behavioral symptoms in AD and MCI. The goal is not to duplicate or compete with pharmaceutical companies but to encourage, complement, and accelerate the process of testing new, innovative, and effective treatments.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-062.html

FACILITATING SELF-CONTROL OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE RELATED BRAIN ACTIVITY THROUGH REAL-TIME MONITORING OF FMRI SIGNALS (R21/R33)(NIDA) (RFA-DA-08-020)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): February 14, 2008
Application Receipt Date(s): March 14, 2008
The National Institute on Drug Abuse seeks to encourage exploratory (i.e., descriptive, hypothesis-generating, and developmental) research focusing on the use of real time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) in humans so that subjects can learn to modulate their own brain activity and monitor and control (modulate) activity of brain regions relevant to substance abuse.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-08-020.html

LAB TO MARKETPLACE: TOOLS FOR BRAIN AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH (SBIR [R43/R44]) (Multiple Institutes) (PA-08-071)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple receipt dates, see announcement.
This FOA encourages the translation of technologies for brain or behavioral research from academic and other non-small business research sectors to the marketplace. Solicited from Small Business Concerns (SBCs) are Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to further develop, make more robust, and make more user-friendly such technologies in preparation for commercial dissemination.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-071.html

COMPETING RENEWAL AWARDS OF SBIR PHASE II GRANTS FOR BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR TOOLS (R44) (MULTIPLE INSTITUTES) (PA-08-056)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
This FOA solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to continue the process of developing complex instrumentation, clinical research tools, or behavioral interventions and treatments. This FOA specifically invites applications for the competing renewal of previously funded Phase II SBIR grants to further develop the aforementioned types of technologies.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-056.html

NCI TRANSITION CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY (K22)(PAR-08-047)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents the continuation of an NCI program to make possible the diversification of the cancer research workforce via facilitation of the transition of investigators from minority groups underrepresented in biomedical research, primarily those with clinical doctoral degrees as well as those with doctoral degrees working in the areas of cancer prevention, control, behavioral, or population science research, from the mentored stage of career development in academic cancer research to the independent stage.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-047.html

Other Agencies

CHARLOTTE GEYER FOUNDATION INTERIM FUNDING
The Charlotte Geyer Foundation provides interim funding up to $100,000 to researchers who have submitted an original R01 or R21 proposal to the National Cancer Institute and have not received a fundable score. The Foundation reviews proposals three times each year. Submission deadlines are as follows: March 15, July 15 and November 15. The Foundation will consider first submission proposals reviewed by NCI (i.e. no A1 or A2 proposals) that have scored up to the 40th percentile. Investigators must commit to a minimum of 6 months of research work prior to resubmitting.
URL: http://www.charlottegeyer.org

SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE 2008 PILOT RESEARCH GRANT
Application deadline: February 1, 2008.
Pilot Research Grants support testing of innovative ideas in clinical/basic nuclear medicine research while grantees seek major grant support. The grants fund essential materials outside the areas of salaries, major equipment purchases, and overhead or travel.
URL: http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=2255&RPID=2254

CIP Announcements

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCI requests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof of principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL: http://imaging.cancer.gov/programsandresources/specializedinitiatives/dcide

GUEST AUTHOR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NIH MICAD DATABASE
The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) program has been developed as a key component of the NIH Molecular Imaging Roadmap to provide freely accessible online scientific information on in vivo molecular imaging and contrast agents. To accelerate expansion of the database to include all published agents, the MICAD program has implemented a procedure for members of the imaging community to write and submit entries (chapters) as guest authors to the database. All members of the imaging community are encouraged to consider this guest author opportunities. For further information, please contact the MICAD staff at micad@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Individual guest authors will be provide with detailed instructions, style guidelines, and a chapter template. The name of the contributing author(s) will be acknowledged and included in the MICAD online publication.
URL: http://micad.nih.gov
URL: http://bookshelf.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bookres.fcgi/micad/infoguest.html

Notices

NIH OFFERS MANUFACTURING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO SBIR PHASE II AWARDEES (NOT-OD-08-025)
Deadline for submission: February 14, 2008
All NIH SBIR awardees (grantees and contractors) that have received a Phase II award in the last five fiscal years (FY 03 - 08) are eligible to participate. Participants must meet the SBIR small business eligibility criteria.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-025.html
Program information URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/map_description.htm

NOTICE OF INTENT TO PUBLISH A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROBES AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR MONITORING AND MANIPULATING NERVOUS SYSTEM PLASTICITY (NEUROSCIENCE BLUEPRINT)(Multiple Institutes)(NOT-MH-08-005)
The Blueprint intends to publish a Request for Applications (RFA) utilizing the R01 grant mechanism, and a parallel SBIR/STTR Program Announcement, both soliciting applications focused on the development of probes, instrumentation, and other tools for understanding, monitoring, and manipulating nervous system plasticity. The announcements are expected to be published in early 2008.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-08-005.html

CHANGE OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE (BISTI) FOAS TO REGULAR PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS (PA)(NOT-GM-08-117)
The NIH is converting the broad-based Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) funding opportunity announcements (FOA) to Program Announcements (PA) from Program Announcements which previously had special receipt, referral and/or review considerations (PAR). In particular the policy for new investigators http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-083.html now applies to these BISTI FOAs.
This announcement applies to
PAR-07-344 (R01) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-344.html,
PAR-06-411(R21) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-411.html,
PAR-07-160 (SBIR) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-160.html, and PAR-07-161 (STTR)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-161.html.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-08-117.html

Clinical Trials Registration in ClinicalTrials.gov (Public Law 110-85): Competing Applications and Non-Competing Progress Reports (NOT-OD-08-023)
Recent legislation has expanded the scope of ClinicalTrials.gov (see NOT-OD-08-014). This notice provides information to NIH applicants and grantees on new responsibilities related to registration of their "applicable clinical trials" in ClinicalTrials.gov.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-023.html

Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review for Appointed NIH Study Section Members (NOT-OD-08-026)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-026.html

NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications (NOT-OD-08-027)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-027.html

Revised PHS 398 (DHHS Public Health Service Grant Application) Now Available (NOT-OD-08-028)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-028.html

Revised PHS 2271, PHS 3734, and HHS 568 Forms Now Available (NOT-OD-08-029)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-029.html

Revised PHS 2590 (DHHS Public Health Service Noncompeting Continuation Progress Report) Now Available (NOT-OD-08-030)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-030.html

Appendices to Paper PHS 398 (DHHS Public Health Service Grant Application) to be Submitted on CD (NOT-OD-08-031)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-031.html

Meetings

Society of Interventional Radiology 33rd Annual Meeting
March 15-20, 2008, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
URL: http://www.SIRweb.org/

BIOMED 2008
Optical Society of America, March 16-19, 2008, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, St. Petersburg, FL,
URL: http://www.osa.org/meetings/topicalmeetings/BIOMED/default.aspx

NIH Regional Seminars in Program Funding and Grants Administration for 2008 (NOT-OD-08-022)
March 25-27, 2008 - University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.
June 18-20, 2008 - University of Illinois at Chicago.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-022.html

ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting & Exhibitionbr> May 3-9, 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada.
URL: http://www.ismrm.org/meetings/index.html#Future

33rd International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization
May 14-16, 2008, Rosslyn Westpark Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
URL: http://uitc-symposium.org/

Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
2008 Annual Meeting, May 15-18, 2008, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
URL: http://www.siim2008.org/

American Society of Neuroradiology
46th Annual Meeting, May 31 - June 5, 2008, Ernest N Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
URL: http://www.siim2008.org/

Society of Nuclear Medicine 2008 Annual Meeting
June 14-18, 2008, Ernest N Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
URL: http://www.snm.org

2008 AAPM Summer School
The Physics and Applications of PET/CT Imaging, June 25-27, 2008, Edwin Hornberger Conference Center, Houston, TX
URL: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/08SS/

CARS 2008 22nd International Congress and Exhibition
June 25-28, 2008, Hotel NH Constanza, Barcelona Spain
URL: http://www.cars-int.org

50th AAPM Annual Meeting
July 27-31, 2008, George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
URL: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/08AM/

World Molecular Imaging Congress
Sponsored by the Society for Molecular Imaging (SMI), the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI), the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI) and the Federation of Asian Societies for Molecular Imaging (FASMI)
September 10-13, 2008, Nice, France
URL: http://www.wmicmeeting.org/dev/


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