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CIP Newsletter No 124 - March 2010

CIP Newsletter No. 124

NOTICES
Inclusion of Clinical Protocols in Applications Submitted in Response to PAR-08-147, Quick-Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory Grants (R21)  (NOT-CA-10-019)
The purpose of this Notice is to clarify the location (within each grant application) of clinical protocols that must be included in all applications submitted in response to PAR-08-147, "Quick Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory Grants (R21)."
All applicants submitting applications in response to PAR-08-147must include their clinical protocols in Item 16 (Appendix) of the PHS 398 Research Plan component (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html). Note: For each clinical trial protocol included in an Appendix, please specify if it is: (1) based on an active, ongoing clinical trial that has been (or will be) amended to include the research study proposed in the R21 application; or (2) a newly designed clinical protocol that is currently undergoing Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-10-019.html

Web Resources for Applicants

  1.  NIH policy notice clarifying the Format of the Research Strategy Section for Restructured Applications (http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-050.html)
  2. PowerPoint presentation of answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Application Changes (http://enhancing-peer-review.nih.gov/docs/FAQ_Application%20Changes_Dec09.ppt)
  3. Nexus article: Resubmitting? Shorter Page Limits Apply to You, Too! (http://nexus.od.nih.gov/nexus/nexus.aspx?ID=382&Month=02&Year=2010)
  4. Nexus article: 'Overall Impact' is Distinct from the Review Criterion 'Significance' (http://nexus.od.nih.gov/nexus/nexus.aspx?ID=379&Month=02&Year=2010)
  5. Overall Impact versus Significance document (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer/guidelines_general/impact_significance.pdf)

 

Funding Opportunities
Common Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Lung Cancer and COPD (R01) (NHLBI, NCI) (RFA-HL-11-002)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): May 18, 2010
Application Due Date(s):  June 18, 2010
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute,  National Institutes of Health, solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations to identify the fundamental etiopathogenetic commonalities between lung cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in order to characterize: (a) the genotypic and phenotypic characteristics that determine individual susceptibility; and (b) the shared biochemical, molecular, and immunological pathways involved in the origin and progression of the two diseases.  Research examples include but are not limited to identify and validate biomarkers, molecular signatures, and imaging measures of risk, presence, severity, and progression of both COPD and lung cancer and of responses to therapy.  Examples of research that is NOT responsive include projects which are predominantly focused on either lung cancer or COPD, projects in which more than 50% of the research is NOT using human samples or subjects, and clinical trials. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-11-002.html

Grants for Research in Glomerular Diseases (R01)(NIDDK)(PA-10-113)
Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply
The Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD) of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites applications from new or established investigators to pursue exploratory investigations of glomerular disease, which would foster development of new ideas enhancing the understanding of disease detection, pathogenesis, pre-emption and/ or treatment.  Relevant topics of study for research evaluating glomerular disease could include (but are not limited to): Development of new glomerular-specific imaging techniques; Identification and characterization of glomerular disease biomarkers; Developing tools and/or techniques to enhance the diagnosis and/or  therapy of human glomerular diseases; Developing tools to enhance the prognostic accuracy of human glomerular diseases given different baseline risk factors or under different therapeutic strategies
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-113.html

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30) (Multiple ICs, not including NCI)(PA-10-107)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Kirschstein-NRSA) is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/PhD and other dual doctoral degree training (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD).
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-107.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)(Multiple ICs, not including NCI)(PA-10-108)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-108.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)(Multiple ICs)(PA-10-109)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-109.html

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)(Multiple ICs) (PA-10-110)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-110.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (Parent F33) (Multiple ICs)(PA-10-111)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards individual senior level research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.   
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-111.html

Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)(NIMH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCD, NIGMS, NINDS) (PAR-10-116)
The Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences supports broad and fundamental, early-stage graduate research training in the neurosciences via institutional NRSA research training grants (T32) at domestic institutions of higher education. 
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 25, 2010
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-116.html

Funding by Other Agencies

Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (IBIV)(NSF)
Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (IBIV)
Preliminary Proposal Due Date((required)(due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): April 12, 2010
Deadline to submit applications to participate in the Ideas Lab, to be held May 24-28, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):  July 15, 2010
The IBIV activity supports the development of novel approaches to the analysis of biological research images through the innovative "Ideas Lab" project development and review process.  The goal of this activity will be to identify opportunities for investment that will advance the state-of-the-art in biological image capture, analysis, archiving, and dissemination.  The Ideas Lab process entails participation in an intensive five-day residential workshop, the development of collaborative proposals through a real-time and iterative review process, and the subsequent submission of full, invited proposals.
URL:  Available Formats:
HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10538/nsf10538.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
PDF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10538/nsf10538.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
TXT: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10538/nsf10538.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

CIP Announcements

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM MORPHS INTO NExT
The Cancer Imaging Program's DCIDE program for providing data to investigators for their IND filings is being absorbed by the NCI Experimental Therapeutics Program (NExT).  Submissions are due quarterly, on the 15th of February, May, August and November. 
URL: http://next.cancer.gov/  
 
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
In Vivo Preclinical Imaging-- An Introductory Workshop
March 17-19, 2010, Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis
URL:  http://www.molecularimagingcenter.org/index.cfm?PageID=9297

2010 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration: Philadelphia, PA & Portland, OR
April 14-16, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
June 23-25, 2010, Portland, OR
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-025.html

AAPM CT Dose Summit: Scan Parameter Optimization
April 29-30, 2010, Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, GA

ISMRM/ESMRMB Joint Annual Meeting
May 1-7, 2010, Stockholm International Fairs, Stockholm, Sweden

Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization
May 17-19, 2010, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, VA
URL:  http://uitc-symposium.org/

57th Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting
June 5-9, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah
URL: http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=9182&RPID=10

CARS 2010 - Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
24th International Congress and Exhibition
Joint Congress of ISCAS, EuroPACS, CAR, CMI and CAD
June 23 - 26, 2010, University Medical Center, Geneva, Switzerland
URL:  http://www.cars-int.org

ITART: Imaging for Treatment Assessment in Radiation Therapy
June 21-22 2010, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

Gordon Research Conference: Metals in Medicine
June 27 - July 2, 2010, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
URL:  http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2010&program=metalsmed

AAPM 52nd Annual Meeting, July 18-22, 2010, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
URL:  http://www.aapm.org/meetings/2010AM/

AAPM Summer School:Teaching Medical Physics: Innovations in Learning
July 22-25, 2010, immediately following the 2010 AAPM Annual Meeting
University of Pennsylvania
URL:  http://www.aapm.org/meetings/2010SS/

RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 15-21, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline for application: June 7, 2010

URL:  http://www.rsna.org/Research/educational_courses.cfm

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