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Newsletter No. 116 - May 2009

Funding Opportunities

IN VIVO CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMAGING CENTERS (ICMICS) (P50) (NCI) (PAR-09-157)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): September 28, 2009; September 28, 2010; September 28, 2011
Application Due Date(s): October 28, 2009; October 28, 2010; October 28, 2011
The Cancer Imaging Program, and the Division of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites new or renewal (competing) applications for P50 Research Center Grants for In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs). The program will fund the 5-year P50 ICMIC grants to support interdisciplinary scientific teams conducting cutting-edge cancer molecular imaging research. ICMIC funding is designed to: (1) support innovative cancer molecular imaging research projects; (2) support unique core facilities; (3) enable the awardees to initiate pilot research in new promising directions; and (4) provide interdisciplinary career development opportunities for investigators new to the field of molecular cancer imaging.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-157.html

NLM APPLIED INFORMATICS GRANTS (G08) (RFA-LM-09-001)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): June 1, 2009
Application Due Date(s):  July 1, 2009
The NLM offers Applied Informatics grants to health-related and scientific organizations that wish to optimize the utility and use of clinical and research information. These grants are for organizations that wish to exploit the capabilities of information technology to bring usable, useful biomedical knowledge to end users by translating the findings of informatics and information science research into practice through novel or enhanced systems and services.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-09-001.html

NON-INVASIVE METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROGRESSION OF DIABETES, KIDNEY, UROLOGICAL, HEMATOLOGICAL AND DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS (R01) (NIDDK, NHLBI) (PA-09-181)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply..
This FOA is a call for the applications to investigate imaging and other non- or minimally-invasive technologies to detect, characterize, diagnose, identify persons with predisposition to, or monitor treatment of diseases of interest to the NIDDK and NHLBI.  Also needed are new, robust surrogate markers for clinical trial endpoints, and new ways to characterize normal and pathological tissues in vivo.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-181.html

NIAMS CLINICAL TRIAL OUTCOMES INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM (U01) (RFA-AR-10-005)
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: July 30, 2009
Application Receipt Date: August 31, 2009
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the NIAMS, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications for research awards designed to develop and evaluate new clinical trial outcomes measures to assess the adverse events, and the link between efficacy and effectiveness of therapies employed to treat diseases, illnesses and injuries of interest to the NIAMS.  Suggested topics include new outcome to evaluate disease damage and to functionally assess the early progress or success of interventions and response to treatment. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-10-005.html

TRANSLATIONAL PROGRAMS IN LUNG DISEASES (P01) (NHLBI) (PAR-09-185)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): August 25, 2009; April 25, 2010; August 25, 2010; April 25, 2011; August 25, 2011; April 26, 2012; August 25, 2012
Application Receipt Dates: September 25, 2009; May 25, 2010; September 25, 2010; May 25, 2011; September 25, 2011; May 26, 2012; September 25, 2012
This FOA issued by the NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, solicits Program Project Grant (P01) applications from institutions/organizations that will perform collaborative, translational research that moves mechanistic research to clinical applications to improve prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of lung diseases and sleep disorders.  Examples of research objectives might include genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, or imaging approaches for phenotyping lung diseases that lead to more accurate prognostic methodologies or guide targeted interventional procedures. 
URLhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-185.html

Notices

ANNOUNCING A New Business Process For Submitting Revised Abstracts, Specific Aims, And/Or Public Health Relevance Statements When Changing The Scope Of Proposed Research Projects(NOT-OD-09-088)
This notice is to advise applicants of a new business process for documenting changes in scope for proposed research projects. These changes can result from applicant discussions with NIH grants management or program staff and require that the applicant provide NIH with updated Project Summary/Abstract, Specific Aims, and/or Public Health Relevance sections. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-088.html

Meetings

Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science
Vanderbilt, June 3-5, 2009, Vanderbilt University Student Life Center, Nashville, TN
URL:  http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?i=ab073133-0171-4c65-9108-27ea938f44bd

SIIM 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
June 4-7, 2009, Charlotte, NC
URL: http://www.scarnet.org/index.cfm?id=4324

Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization
Dedicated to the memory of Robert F Wagner (1938-2008)
June 10-12, 2009, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, VA
URL:  http://uitc-symposium.org/

56th Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting
June 13-17, 2009, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Session:  Grantsmanship in an Era of Change, 4:30 - 6 PM June 13
NCI Cancer Imaging Program, Booth 132 on Publishers' Row
URL:  http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=269&RPID=221&Y=2009&M=4

2009 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration (NOT-OD-09-012)
The 2-day seminar provides information about the NIH funding process, from opportunity identification and application preparation through post award administration.
June 25-26, 2009, JW Marriott Hotel Resort & Spa, hosts: University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno, Las Vegas, NV
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-012.html

18th International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
July 12-17, 2009, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
URL:  http://www.isrs18.com/

51st AAPM Annual Meeting
July 26-30, 2009, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
URL: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/09AM/ 

American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting
Probe Development in Molecular Imaging and Therapy, August 16-20, 2009, Washington, DC
URL:  http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content   and choose Meetings tab

Imaging in 2020
September 13-17, 2009, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
URL:  http://www.imagingin2020.com/

International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity
September 14-17, 2009, The Netherlands
URL:  http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/rad/elasto/conference/

World Molecular Imaging Congress
September 23 - 26, 2009,Montreal, Quebec Canada
URL: http://www.wmicmeeting.org/dev/

RSNA 2010 Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 9-15, 2010, Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, Arizona
Apply on line by June 8, 2009.
URL:  http://www.rsna.org/Research/educational_courses.cfm
Application:  http://www2.rsna.org/clinicalstudies/app_login.cfm