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Newsletter No. 118 - August 2009

Funding Announcements
INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (R01) (NCI, multiple ICs) (PAR-09-218)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply.
The NIH is interested in promoting research and developments in biomedical informatics and computational biology to support rapid progress in areas of scientific opportunity in biomedical research.  Biomedical informatics and computational biology include database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical tools, and tools for electronic collaboration, as well as computational and mathematical research including the development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical computational models and simulations.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-218.html
INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE (SBIR [R43/R44]) (multiple ICs, NOT including NCI) (PAR-09-220)
URL for SBIR:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-220.html
INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE (STTR [R41/R42]) (multiple ICs, NOT including NCI) (PAR-09-221)
URL: for STTR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-221.html

CALCIUM OXALATE STONE DISEASES (R01) (NIDDK) (PA-09-213)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply.
The purpose is to increase novel and productive research focusing on primary hyperoxaluria, Dent Disease and the recurrent idiopathic oxalate stone diseases and to encourage both new and experienced investigators from related fields of research to apply their knowledge and skills to this area.  Research topics include development of new diagnostics or imaging technologies to identify stone type and characteristics, and/or quantify stone burden to aid clinical studies; development of imaging techniques or other biomarkers to predict acute and chronic renal injury resulting from hyperoxaluria alone or from the results of stone surgery or treatment; and development or improvement and evaluation of novel surgical and other minimally invasive approaches or technological devices to improve outcomes of nephrolithiasis
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-213.html

THE ROLE OF APOLIPOPROTEIN E, LIPOPROTEIN RECEPTORS AND CNS LIPID HOMEOSTASIS IN BRAIN AGING AND ALZHEIMERS DISEASE (NIA) (R01) (PA-09-217)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply. 
This FOA encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research to elucidate the role of Apolipoprotein E, lipoprotein receptors and CNS lipid homeostasis on brain aging and on the transition to neurodegeneration in AD and other neurodegenerative disorders. We strongly encourage studies that aim to identify new therapeutic targets for the treatment of AD and other age-related neurodegenerative conditions. Research spanning multiple levels of analysis and multiple species (from mice to man) is particularly encouraged. Also of great interest are projects that aim to use lipidomics, various types of imaging and other cutting edge technologies to identify and develop early biomarkers of neurodegeneration related to lipid metabolism. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-217.html

AMI STUDENT/JUNIOR SCIENTIST 2009 WMIC TRAVEL STIPENDS (US$600-900)
Application Due Date:  Friday, August 21, 2009
URL:  http://wmicmeeting.org/dev/content/view/60/96/

Notices
RECOVERY ACT OF 2009: INFORMATION ON QUARTERLY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR NIH AWARD RECIPIENTS (NOT-OD-09-129)
This Notice is to remind ARRA recipients of the quarterly reporting requirement, announce the posting of a new NIH ARRA website specific to this requirement, and to provide NIH ARRA grantees with contact information for questions concerning this quarterly report. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-129.html

RECOVERY ACT OF 2009: REVISED NIH AWARD TERMS AVAILABLE (NOT-OD-09-120)
The approved terms for NIH ARRA awards as of the date of the issuance of this Notice are found at:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/NIH_HHS_ARRA_Award_Terms.pdf
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-120.html

REMINDER OF NIH REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF FINANCIAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND SCIENTIFIC CLOSEOUT REPORTS IN A TIMELY AND ACCURATE FASHION (NOT-OD-09-128)
NIH recipients shall submit within 90 calendar days after the last day of the final budget period a Final Financial Status Report (FSR), a Final Progress Report, and a Final Invention Statement and Certification (as applicable).  Unless the Grants Management Officer (GMO) of the respective awarding component approves an extension of this 90-day reporting window in writing, grantees must submit the final reports within the prescribed timeframe.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-128.html

NIH OFFERS SBIR NICHE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO PHASE I AWARDEES (NOT-OD-09-122)
NIH announces the availability of a Niche Assessment Program for its SBIR Phase I awardees in fiscal years (FY) 2009 and FY 2010. NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform Technology Niche Analyses (TNA™) for 50 NIH SBIR Phase I awardees.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-122.html

AHRQ ANNOUNCES INTENT TO PUBLISH GRANT AND CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS FOR COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH (CER) PROJECTS WITH FUNDS FROM THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA) (NOT-HS-09-009)
ARRA funding will focus, initially, on 14 priority conditions established by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under Section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.  AHRQ anticipates grant and contract solicitations to be published beginning in the fall, 2009, with funding to commence in spring, 2010.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-09-009.html 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO PUBLISH A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) FOR THE 2010 NIH DIRECTORS PIONEER AWARD PROGRAM (DP1) (NOT-RM-09-014)
The purpose of this Notice is to indicate the intent to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2010 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program. It is also intended to alert prospective applicants of important changes to the application and review process. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-09-014.html

Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2010 NIH Directors New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (NOT-RM-09-015)
The purpose of this Notice is to indicate the intent to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2010 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program. It is also intended to alert prospective applicants of important changes to the application and review process.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-09-015.html

CIP Announcements

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCIrequests 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)

Meetings
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
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