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CIP Newsletter No 129 - November 2010

CIP Newsletter No 129

CIP CANCER RESEARCH IMAGING CAMP
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, June 19-24, 2011
Application deadline: February 11, 2011
Postdoctoral fellows and early career-level faculty in fields related to basic cancer biology are invited to apply for a special intensive course on in vivo imaging techniques.
URL: http://imaging.cancer.gov/NewsAndMeetings/workshops/CRIC

NIH DIRECTOR'S EARLY INDEPENDENCE AWARDS (DP5) (RFA-RM-10-019)
Letter of intent due date: December 21, 2010
Application due date: January 21, 2010
This FOA solicits applications for the NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5) from institutions/organizations that propose to appoint and support exceptional, early career scientists directly following the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or M.D. (or equivalent) training into an independent academic research position, thereby omitting the traditional post-doctoral training period from their career path.  At the time of application, the Early Independence PI must be within twelve months before or after the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or for clinicians within twelve months before or after the completion of their medical residency (or equivalent) training.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-019.html

POPULATION-BASED RESEARCH OPTIMIZING SCREENING THROUGH PERSONALIZED REGIMENS (PROSPR) (U54) (NCI) (RFA-CA-11-003)
STATISTICAL COORDINATION CENTER FOR THE POPULATION-BASED RESEARCH OPTIMIZING SCREENING THROUGH PERSONALIZED REGIMENS (PROSPR)(U01) (RFA-CA-11-004)
Letter of intent due date: January 9, 2011
Application due date: February 9, 2011
This FOA is part of a new program on population-based research to optimize screening through personalized regimens (PROSPR). PROSPR's overall purpose is to promote coordinated, multidisciplinary research to evaluate and improve the cancer screening process (recruitment, screening, diagnosis, referral for treatment). Specifically, this FOA is designed to promote coordinated, multidisciplinary research regarding the screening processes for breast, colon or cervical cancer by supporting PROSPR Research Centers. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-11-003.html
URL for Statistical Coordination Center for PROSPR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-11-004.html

CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF SOFTWARE (R01) (9 ICS, INCLUDING NCI)(PAR-11-028)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
Biomedical research laboratories increasingly undertake a software development project to solve a problem of interest specifically related to that laboratory. These software packages sometimes become useful to a much broader community of users that can include translational and clinical researchers. The goal of this program announcement is to support the continued development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of existing software.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-028.html

CONSORTIUM OF LUNG REPAIR AND REGENERATION: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION (U01) (NHLBI) (RFA-HL-12-006)
LUNG REPAIR AND REGENERATION CONSORTIUM ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATING CENTER (U01) (RFA-HL-12-010)
Letter of intent due date: January 10, 2011
Application due date: February 10, 2011
The NHLBI invites applicants to participate in the Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium. The goal of the consortium is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of investigators, cutting-edge technologies, innovative strategies, and new ideas to catalyze research on lung regeneration and repair. The consortium will contain collaborative research support and skill-development components to be administered after the consortium is assembled. This FOA solicits Research Project Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose (1) to apply novel technologies to test innovative hypotheses of mechanisms that control adaptive and maladaptive lung repair/regeneration after injury and include studies to validate that these mechanisms are relevant in humans; and (2) to develop two or more novel tools (e.g., reagents, models, imaging, and/or data- analysis tools) that would accelerate research progress in lung regeneration.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-006.html
URL for Coordinating Center:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-010.html

MOLECULAR GENETICS OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RELATED CO-MORBIDITIES (R01)(NIDA)( PA-11-026)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
This FOA encourages applications for research projects that identify and/or validate chromosomal loci and variations in genes that are associated with vulnerability to addiction and that inform the likelihood of responsiveness to treatment. Imaging methods are included in the molecular genetics approaches. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-026.html

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRONTAL CORTEX AND LIMBIC SYSTEM AND THEIR ROLES IN DRUG ABUSE (R01) (NIDA) (PA-11-027)
Application due dates: standard dates apply
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by NIDA encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study the development of the frontal and prefrontal cortices, together with the subcortical areas of the limbic system, that play significant roles in mediating emotional and motivated behavior. Examples of research topics include molecular imaging. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-027.html

NOTICE OF INTENT TO PUBLISH A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CORE COHORT DISCOVERY OR VALIDATION STUDIES IN THE PARKINSON'S DISEASE BIOMARKERS IDENTIFICATION NETWORK (PD-BIN) (U01) (NOT-NS-11-001)
The NINDS intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a FOA to solicit applications for hypothesis-driven clinical research studies that will accelerate and augment the discovery of biomarkers as a component of the NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Identification Network (PD-BIN).  The FOA is expected to be published in late spring, 2011, with an expected receipt date in fall, 2011.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-11-001.html  

Other Funding Agencies
Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grant - American Association of University Radiologists R&E Foundation  
 Application due date:  January 10, 2011
This new grant, funded by the Branta Foundation, seeks to address a critical gap in the initial and continuing education of ethics and professionalism for diagnostic radiologists. The purpose of the grant is to improve patient care, to improve patient safety, and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice, by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.
URL:  http://www.aur.org/About_AUR/announcements.cfm

AUR GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award
Application due date: January 21, 2011
The GERRAF Award was initiated to help meet the scholarly and research support needs of radiology. The specific purpose of the GERRAF Award is to bring the benefits of radiological advances to medical practice and the public.   The Fellowship also serves to develop the academic careers of its recipients through a program of mentoring and networking, each being a key element of professional success.
URL:  http://www.aur.org/GE/application_process.cfm

2011 Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School, American Chemical Society
Application due date:  February 1, 2011
The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society sponsors summer schools in nuclear and radiochemistry funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  The tentative dates of the 2011 Summer School will be Sunday, June 12 - Saturday, July 22, at San Jose State University and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
URL:  http://www.cofc.edu/~nuclear/nukess.html

Notices

NEW NIH APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2011
NIH has begun adding a new form package, referred to as ADOBE-FORMS-B1, to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Before applying, return to your FOA and download the correct form package.   Applicants submitting for Ks (Individual Research Career Development Awards Programs), Fs (Individual National Research Service Awards), Ts and Ds (Institutional Training and Career Development Programs and Other Training Grants) will be required to use ADOBE-FORMS-B1 for due dates of January 25, 2011 and beyond. Applicants submitting for all other NIH grant programs will be required to use ADOBE-FORMS-B1 beginning May 8, 2011. To learn more about the transition and the changes resulting from the forms update (they are minor, for the most part), please read NOT-OD-11-007 and NOT-OD-11-008. To learn about choosing the correct forms package, view the recently updated online resource at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/files/right_forms.pdf
URL (NOT-OD-11-007):  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-007.html
URL (NOT-OD-11-008):   http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-008.html

Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. 10/1/2010): Policy Changes, Clarifications and Document Enhancements(NOT-OD-11-003)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. 10/1/2010).  This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2010. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (12/03) as a standard term and condition of award.  However, the December 2003 NIHGPS continues to be the standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began between December 1, 2003 and September 30, 2010.  Note that, near the end of the Notice, there is a link to a summary of the significant changes.
URL for GPS:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2010/index.htm

Notice of Revised NIH Term of Award on use of DUNS Number and New Term of Award on Maintaining an Active CCR Registration (NOT-OD-11-004)
Effective October 1, 2010, this policy is being expanded to require all applicant and grantee organizations to obtain a DUNS number and maintain an active registration in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) database.  Additionally, all NIH grantees must notify potential first-tier subrecipients that no entity may receive a first-tier subaward unless the entity has provided its DUNS number to the prime grantee organization.  See the notice for instructions on receiving a DUNS number and registration with CCR. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-004.html

Notice of New NIH Term of Award on Transparency Act Subaward and Executive Compensation Reporting Requirements (NOT-OD-11-005)
To fully implement the subaward reporting and executive compensation requirements of the Transparency Act, all recipients of applicable NIH grants and cooperative agreements are required to report on all subawards over $25,000 to the Federal Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) available at www.FSRS.gov.  Additionally, certain grantees are required to report the total compensation of their five most highly-compensated executives as part of the registration profile in CCR. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-005.html

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

RSNA 2010
November 28 - December 3, 2010, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
URL:  http://www.rsna.org/

4th Workshop on Small Animal SPECT
Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging, University of Arizona, December 8-10, 2010, Tucson, AZ.
URL: http://www.radiology.arizona.edu/CGRI/workshop

2010 International Chemical Conference of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem)
Biomarkers: PET/SPECT Imaging(#105)
December 15-20, 2010, Honolulu, HI
URL: http://www.pacifichem.org/symposia/c_symp_105.htm

RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 15-21, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ
URL:  http://www.rsna.org/Research/educational_courses.cfm

Multimodality Molecular Imaging of Prostate Cancer
Friday, January 21, 2011, Palm Springs, California
Part of the SNM 2011 Mid-Winter Meetings
URL:  http://www.snm.org/prostate2011

ISMRM Workshop on Ultra High Field Systems & Applications: 7T & Beyond:  Progress, Pitfalls & Potential, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada - 21-23 February 2011
URL:  http://www.ismrm.org/workshops/UltraHighField10/

Breast Cancer Imaging: State of the Art 2011: Diagnosis, Therapy and Beyond
April 21-22, 2011, Bethesda, Maryland
The Natcher Center, National Institutes of Health
URL:  http://www.snm.org/breast2011

2011 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration: Phoenix, AZ & Ft. Lauderdale, FL (NOT-OD-10-129)
April 27-29, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ: (Registration expected to open early November 2010).
June 22-24, 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL: (Registration expected to open early 2011).
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-129.html

19th ISMRM Scientific Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 7-13 May 2011
URL:  http://www.ismrm.org/meetings-workshops/future-ismrm-meetings/

Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science III
June 13 - 16, 2011, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
URL:  http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=99aea581-fbed-4e5d-8691-91d940bb5eb5

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