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Newsletter No. 103 -- May 2008

Newsletter No. 103 -- May 2008

NIH

QUICK-TRIALS FOR IMAGING AND IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONS: EXPLORATORY GRANTS (R21)(NCI) (PAR-08-147)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 11, 2008; December 10, 2008; April 10, 2009; August 11, 2009; December 10, 2009; April 9, 2010; August 11, 2010; December 10, 2010; April 11, 2011
The primary focus of this Cancer Imaging Program FOA is to support clinical trials for preliminary evaluation of the safety and efficacy of imaging agents, as well as an assessment of imaging systems, image processing, image-guided therapy, contrast kinetic modeling, and 3-D reconstruction and other quantitative tools. Additional areas of interest may include novel applications of standard imaging methodologies, such as for selection of therapeutic regimens and assessment of responsiveness to cancer therapy.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-147.html

NOTICE OF INTENT TO PUBLISH A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: RENEWAL OF THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS FOR NETWORKS AND PATHWAYS PROGRAM (NOT-RM-08-016)
The National Institute of Health plans to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in the spring of 2008 as part of the NIH Roadmap program, The National Technology Centers for Networks and Pathways (TCNP, http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/buildingblocks/technologycenters).
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-08-016.html

NIH SUPPORT FOR CONFERENCES AND SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (PARENT R13/U13) (NCI, NUMEROUS OTHER ICS) (PA-08-149)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 12, August 12, December 12
The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant Program (R13 and U13) is to support high quality conferences/scientific meetings that are relevant to the scientific mission of the NIH and to the public health. Each NIH Institute and Center (IC) has a scientific purview and different program goals and initiatives that evolve over time. Most ICs will accept applications for up to 5 years of support when a series of annual or biannual conferences/meetings is proposed by a permanently sponsoring organization. Allow six to nine months for processing.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-149.html

MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (K24) (NCI AND OTHER ICS) (PA-08-151)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates.
The purpose is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates, typically at the Associate Professor level, for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research and to act as research mentors for clinical residents, clinical fellows and/or junior clinical faculty. The intent is to enable mid-career clinician scientists: 1) to devote more time and to augment their capabilities in patient-oriented research; and 2) to mentor new clinical investigators in the conduct of patient-oriented research. An award recipient who continues to have an independent peer-reviewed patient-oriented research program and continues to provide mentoring to new investigators can continue to contribute to the overall goals of the program after being promoted to Full professor.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-151.html

ACADEMIC CAREER AWARD (K07) (NCI, NCAAM, NIA, NIAAA, ODS) (PA-08-152)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates.
Development awards provide up to 5 years of support for junior investigators who are interested in developing academic and research expertise in a particular health-related field, as a way to increase the overall pool of individuals capable of research or teaching in the identified area. Leadership awards provide support for up to 5 years (a minimum of 2 years is required) for more senior investigators who are interested in improving the curricula and enhancing the health-related research capacity within an academic institution.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-152.html

TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON FATIGUE AND FATIGABILITY IN AGING (NCI, SEVERAL OTHER ICS) (R01: PA-08-161) (R21: PA-08-162)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates.
The purpose is to encourage submission of research grant applications on fatigue and fatigability in aging. This FOA is intended to promote research studies employing transdisciplinary approaches that could lead to increased understanding of mechanisms contributing to, assessment of, or potential interventions for, increased fatigue or fatigability in older persons. Both animal models and humans are appropriate for study under this FOA.
URL for R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-161.html
URL for R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-162.html

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI): PRIORITIES FOR CANCER-ORIENTED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BY SMALL BUSINESSES (NOT-CA-08-015)
Response date: June 15, 2008
The purpose of this RFI is to identify future research and development (R&D) priorities for small businesses in cancer-relevant areas (including cancer biology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment).
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-08-015.html

Other Agencies

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/AHRQ SET TRANSITION FROM PUREEDGE TO ADOBE APPLICATION FORMS FOR DECEMBER 2008 AND PLAN SUBSEQUENT TRANSITION OF REMAINING MECHANISMS TO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION (NOT-OD-08-073)
This Notice announces NIH's and AHRQ's plans to: 1) move from PureEdge to Adobe versions of the SF424 (R&R) grant application forms; and 2) transition Research Career Development (K), Individual National Research Service Awards (F), and Institutional National Research Service Awards and Other Training Grants (T, D) programs from paper to electronic submission through Grants.gov using the SF424 (R&R).
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-073.html

NEW GSA DIRECTIVE AFFECTS NIH REIMBURSEMENT PROCESS FOR NEW REVIEWERS AND REVIEWERS UP FOR CCR RENEWAL (NOT-OD-08-075)
NIH will discontinue use of the U. S. Treasury Central Contractor Registration (CCR) for electronic disbursement of reviewers' honoraria and reimbursements for expenses incurred during their participation in NIH peer review meetings. There will be an interim solution through September 30, 2008.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-075.html

Meetings

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

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

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/

ISMRM Workshop on Frontiers of Magnetic Resonance: From Tumor Cell to Cancer Patient, September 13-16, 2008, Nice, France
URL: http://www.ismrm.org/workshops/Cancer_08/index.htm

First International MR Focused Ultrasound Surgery Symposium, October 6-7, 2008, Washington, DC
URL: http://www.fusfoundation.org/symposium/

Seventh International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, October 27-30, 2008, The Lakeway Resort and Spa, Lake Travis, Austin, TX
URL: http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/rad/elasto/conference/

5th Annual Memphis BioImaging Conference
November 6-7, 2008, Fogelman Executive Conference Center, Memphis, TN
URL: http://www.membis.org/


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