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Newsletter No. 27 -- February, 2000

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH

  1. QUICK-TRIALS FOR NOVEL CANCER THERAPIES (PA-00-047)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: One month prior to application receipt date
    Application Receipt Dates: April 9, August 9, December 9 through August 9, 2002
    The QUICK-TRIAL program was initially published as a pilot program in prostate cancer. This Program Announcement sponsored by the NCI and the NCCAM expands the initiative to all cancer sites and provides investigators with rapid access to support for pilot, phase I, and phase II cancer clinical trials testing new agents and patient monitoring and laboratory studies to ensure the timely development of new therapeutic approaches.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-047.html
  2. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DIABETIC CARDIOMYOPATHY (RFA-HL-00-009)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: March 3, 2000 Application Receipt Date: April 21, 2000
    The objective of this initiative is to support research to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the pathogenic processes occurring in the heart leading to diabetic cardiomyopathy. The overall goal is to stimulate innovative multidisciplinary research to develop new strategies that effectively prevent or treat cardiac myopathic disease progression in diabetic patients.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-00-009.html
  3. CENTERS OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (COBRE) (RFA-RR-00-003)
    The purpose of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program is to foster health-related research and increase the competitiveness of investigators through support for faculty development and enhancement of the research infrastructure of institutions located in states with historically low aggregate success rates for grant awards from the NIH. To address this need, the NCRR of the NIH invites applications for Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) from investigators at independent biomedical research institutions or biomedical research institutions that award doctoral degrees in the health sciences or sciences related to health within IDeA eligible states.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-00-003.html
  4. SALARY LIMITATION ON GRANTS, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS (NOT-OD-00-011)
    In summary, the following reflects the time frames associated with the existing salary caps:
    FY 1999 Awards (Executive Level III)
    October 1, 1998 through December 31, 1999 -- $125,900
    January 1, 2000 and beyond -- $130,200
    FY 2000 Awards (Executive Level II)
    October 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999 -- $136,700
    January 1, 2000 and beyond -- $141,300
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-011.html
  5. SBIR/STTR Conferences
    February 27-March 1, 2000: Biloxi, Mississippi; National SBIR/STTR Conference http://www.zyn.com/sbir/
    March 23-24, 2000: James Madison University -- SBIR/STTR Regional Conference (KC Das)
    April 1-2, 2000: Portsmouth/Kittery Maine -- Regional SBIR/STTR Conference
    May 5-7, 2000: Washington D.C. -- National SBIR/STTR Conference
    July 11-12, 2000: NIH/Bethesda, MD -- 2nd Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference
    September 19-20, 2000: Norfolk, VA -- Virginia SBIR/STTR Regional Conference (KC Das)
    September 27-29, 2000: Irvine, CA -- Tech Coast 2000
    October 30- November 1, 2000: Seattle, Washington, -- National SBIR/STTR Conference

OTHER AGENCIES

  1. PHYSICAL TESTING OF RADIOGRAPHY/FLUOROSCOPY AND INTERVENTIONAL ACCREDITATION PHANTOMS for the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY (ACR) RADIOGRAPHY/FLUOROSCOPY AND INTERVENTIONAL ACCREDITATION PROGRAMS
    Notice for Letter of Intent, by February 21, 2000
    This notice is a request for a letter of intent to respond to a proposal (RFP) for physical testing of Radiography/Fluoroscopy and Interventional Accreditation phantoms. The successful respondent will perform physical testing on a number of phantoms submitted by manufacturers of phantoms, comparing the performance of submitted phantoms to a phantom constructed and designed for use in the American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiography/Fluoroscopy and Interventional Accreditation Programs. The ACR prototype phantom which is to be used as a comparison in the evaluation will be supplied by the ACR. A separate RFP for manufacturers of radiography, fluoroscopy and interventional phantoms designed to ACR specification has been published. Further information regarding the Notice of Letter of Intent and the Notice of Request for Proposal is available from Krista Bush at the ACR via 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4734 or via email at kristab@acr.org

NIH TRAINING

  1. NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) STIPEND INCREASE AND OTHER BUDGETARY CHANGES EFFECTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000 (NOT-OD-00-008)
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-008.html
  2. AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLEMENTAL POLICY OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE FOR INSTITUTIONAL NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (T32s) (NOT-CA-00-006)
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-00-006.html
  3. TRANSITIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH (RFA-OD-00-003)
    The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) invites applications for the Transitional Career Development Award in Women's Health Research. This award is designed to support career development experiences leading to independence for clinical investigators interested in patient-oriented or population-based research related to women's health. The career development program will provide an opportunity for investigators to develop solid clinical research skills during two years of study and research within the environment of the NIH Intramural Research Programs (IRP). The award will also include a follow-on two-year period of salary and research support at an academic institution of the candidate's choice.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-00-003.html
  4. INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (RFA-TW-00-005)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 18, 2000; Application Receipt Date: March 29, 2000
    The International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is offered by the FIC for U.S. postdoctoral biomedical scientists, in the formative stages of their careers, who seek an opportunity to continue research in, or extend their research experience into, developing countries.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-00-005.html
  5. MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES (K23) (PAR-00-042)
    The Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch, Office of Centers (CMBB), Training and Resources, Office of the Deputy Director for Extramural Sciences, National Cancer Institute, announces the availability of minority clinical oncology awards. The purposes of these awards are to encourage recently trained underrepresented minority individuals who hold a health-professional degree (M.D., D.C., D.D.S., D.O., O.D., D.V.M., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), Pharm.D.) or its equivalent, or who are doctorally trained oncology nurses to acquire research experience in clinical oncology.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-042.html
  6. MENTORED MEDICAL STUDENT CLINICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM (PAR-00-035)- NCRR
    Application Receipt Date: February 15, 2000
    Patient-oriented clinical research is an essential component for translation of basic scientific knowledge into new avenues of clinical diagnosis and treatment. The Mentored Medical Student Clinical Research Program is intended to serve as a catalyst for medical students to introduce them to the potential of a career in patient-oriented research.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-035.html
  7. SCIENCE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD (PAR-00-036) - NCRR
    The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program encourages biomedical and/or behavioral scientists to work as partners with science museum educators, media experts, and other interested organizations on projects to improve the student (K-12) and the public understanding of the health sciences.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-036.html
  8. PREDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE NEUROSCIENCES (PAR-00-037) - NIA, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NEI, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: March 1 ; Application Receipt Date: May 10
    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) are continuing joint sponsorship of a predoctoral research training program in the neurosciences. The aim of the program is to encourage and support broad, early-stage training in the neurosciences by offering institutions a single comprehensive training grant. It is expected that the new training programs will enhance basic and disease-related neuroscience research that is relevant to the participating NIH Institutes.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-037.html

OTHER AGENCIES

  1. FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
    (2) two-year Grants to Support Clinical Residencies in Radiation Oncology (Sponsored by ASTRO)
    (1) two-year to Support a Clinical Residency in Radiation Therapy (Sponsored by Elekta Oncology Systems, Inc.)
    (2) two-year Grants to Support Clinical Residencies in
    Diagnostic Medical Physics (sponsored by RSNA Research and Education Fund)
    Contact: Kathy Burroughs, AAPM, 301-209-3386 Fax: 301-209-0862 or kathy@aapm.org
    URL: http://www.aapm.org
  2. SCHOLARSHIPS - AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY
    Deadline: March 1
    To support study of nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.
    All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution in the United States and be U.S. citizens or possess a permanent resident visa. Academic accomplishments must be confirmed by transcript. All scholarships (except the Landis Scholarships and the Delayed Education Scholarship for Women) can be applied for on one form from ANS headquarters.
    URL: http://www.ans.org/membership/ Look for Scholarships.

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