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Newsletter No. 101 -- February 2008

Newsletter No. 101 -- March 2008

NIH

PHS 2008-02 OMNIBUS SOLICITATION OF THE NIH, CDC, AND FDA FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS (PARENT SBIR [R43/R44]: PA-08-050)
PHS 2008-02 OMNIBUS SOLICITATION OF THE NIH FOR SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANT APPLICATIONS (PARENT STTR [R41/R42]: PA-08-051)

URL for SBIR R43/R44: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-050.html
URL for STTR R41/R42: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-051.html

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS TO PROMOTE RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS FOR PROJECTS CURRENTLY FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI) DIVISION OF CANCER BIOLOGY (NOT-CA-08-007)
Application Receipt Dates: March 17, 2008
The Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) of the NCI announces for the Federal fiscal year of 2008 the opportunity for grantees to seek supplemental funding for existing DCB-funded research projects to support and encourage multidisciplinary scientific collaboration among DCB grantees, as well as with other members of the scientific community.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-08-007.html
URL for full text: http://dcb.nci.nih.gov/APRC2008.cfm

NLM EXPRESS RESEARCH GRANTS IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS (R01) (PAR-08-080)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply.
The scope of NLM's interest in the research domain of informatics is interdisciplinary, encompassing basic informatics problem areas in the application domains of health care and health administration, public health, basic biomedical research, clinical translational research and health information management in disasters. Imaging is included among the application domains.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-080.html

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS FOR MAKING KNOCKOUT MICE (NOT-HG-08-002)
Application Receipt Dates: April 1, 2008; June 1, 2008
Several NIH Institutes and the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) re-announce the opportunity for investigators to apply for administrative supplements to have mouse knockouts made from existing mutant ES cell resources. The goal of this program is to support use of existing resources and to ensure that ES cell lines are converted into frozen embryos that are available from a repository.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-08-002.html

FUNCTIONAL LINKS BETWEEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, BRAIN FUNCTION AND BEHAVIOR (R01: PA-08-097) (R21: PA-08-098)
Application Receipt Dates: Standard dates apply.
The purpose of this FOA is to identify research opportunities that may help to bridge the gap in understanding how immune cells and their mediators affect brain development, function and behaviors related to cognition and mood. Among examples of areas of interest is developing neuroimaging tools to study immune effect within specific brain regions in animal models and employing functional imaging in basic and clinical studies. Sponsoring institutes are NIMH, NCCAM, NCI, NIA, NIAMS, NIBIB, NIDA, and NINDS. Each has specific interests listed.
URL for R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-097.html
URL for R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-098.html

MECHANISMS OF FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY AFTER STROKE (R01: PA-08-099) (R21: PA-08-100)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply.
The main objective of this funding opportunity announcement from NINDS, NIA, NICHD, and NIDCD is to promote research to understand the processes of brain repair that lead to functional recovery in order to develop methods to optimize existing practices and to develop new approaches to improve post-stroke outcomes. Among examples of research objectives is listed the use of neuroimaging to identify patients likely to benefit from specific interventions. These studies could include the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (e.g. functional MRI, tractography, fractional anisotropy) or other techniques to monitor the experimental animal and human brain after stroke. Studies could also determine whether these techniques are useful in monitoring the response to therapy.
URL for R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-099.html
URL for R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-100.html

Other Agencies

RSNA Travel Awards for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging
Abstract submission deadline: April 15th
The RSNA has established the RSNA Travel Awards for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging: up to 15 awards of $1000 will be available for eligible candidates invited to present high-quality science.
URL: http://www.rsna.org/Research/molecular

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

GUIDANCE ON NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH (OER) ON-LINE TUTORIAL PROTECTING HUMAN RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS (PHRP) (NOT-OD-08-054)
On March 1, 2008, the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) on-line tutorial Protecting Human Research Participants (http://phrp.nihtraining.com) replaced the NCI Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams course. The NCI course will no longer be available as of March 1, 2008. Like the previous course, the OER tutorial is a free, web-based course that presents information about protections for human participants in research.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-054.html

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE TENTH ANNUAL NIH SBIR/STTR CONFERENCE (JULY 22-23, 2008) (NOT-OD-08-053)
Registration is now open for the 10th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference, to be held July 22-23, 2008. Due to the popularity of this conference, early registration is highly recommended. Space is limited. This year's conference will be hosted by the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and held at the OMNI Hotel at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-053.html
URL for registration: http://www.gabio.org/content.aspx?pageid=47

NHLBI DOES NOT ACCEPT R21 APPLICATIONS PRIMARILY RELATED TO CANCER RESEARCH (NOT-HL-08-113)
The purpose of this Notice is to advise investigators who plan to submit applications under the parent FOA (PA-06-181) for the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) award mechanism that the NHLBI does not accept the assignment of applications which focus primarily on cancer. Consult NHLBI program staff.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-08-113.html
URL for R21 initiative: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-181.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

Meetings

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 & Exhibition
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.asnr.org/2008/

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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