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Newsletter No. 42 -- January, 2001

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

CIP Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov/bip

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: The Cancer Imaging Program seeks an individual with research experience in the area of image-guided diagnosis and therapy, particularly as it relates to cancer diagnosis and treatment. The incumbent will assist in directing and managing a dynamic extramural research program of national and international scope. The incumbent should have a comprehensive knowledge of image-guided diagnosis and therapy. Individuals interested in this position should submit a C.V., bibliography and a statement of interest to: Daniel Sullivan, M.D., Associate Director, Email: ds274k@nih.gov Telephone numbers and address at the end of this Newsletter. Please call for more information.

NIH

  1. DCIDE PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT - Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers
    The Cancer Imaging Program, NCI, is requesting submissions for the following initiative: Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE). DCIDE will make available to the academic and business community, on a competitive basis, the preclinical development contract resources of the NCI. DCIDE is not a grant program to originating investigators. The goal of DCIDE is the rapid movement of novel and promising imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory bench top to the clinic for proof-of-principle clinical trials, using NCI's contract resource mechanisms.
    URL: http://cancer.gov/bip/dcide.htm
  2. NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) STIPEND INCREASE AND OTHER BUDGETARY CHANGES EFFECTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001-NIH (NOT-OD-01-011)
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-01-011.html
  3. FORMAT OF GRANT AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO NIH (NOT-OD-01-012)
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-01-012.html
  4. SALARY LIMITATION ON GRANTS, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-01-013.html
  5. FUNDAMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMOLECULAR SENSORS (NCI)
    Broad Agency Announcement No. N01-CO-17016-32
    Due Date: April 30, 2001
    Contact Point: Richard L. Hartmann rh75f@nih.gov 301.496.8620
    NCI and NASA are specifically interested in supporting the development of new technologies to scan the body for the earliest signatures of emerging disease and support immediate, specific intervention. The ability to scan the body for early signatures requires these technologies to be minimally invasive.
    URL: http://rcb.nci.nih.gov/appl/rfp/17016/Table%20of%20Contents.htm
  6. UPDATED NCI RESEARCH RESOURCES DIRECTORY
    On January 8, 2001, the National Cancer Institute launched an updated version of the NCI Research Resources Web-based directory. Researchers will still be able to find resources like genomic maps, drug molecule databases, tissue banks, clinical trials, stats on cancer incidence, and much more-over 100 entries in all. And now the Web site offers a richer search function and cleaner pages that are easier to navigate. Researchers can join a List serv to receive updates about new resources. Visit the site again to look at the "What's New" page and the expanded "Related Links".
    URL: http://cancer.gov/resources
  7. NIA PILOT RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM - NIA (PA-01-037)
    Application Receipt Dates: March 20, 2001; July 17, 2001; November 16, 2001 The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications in specific areas to: (1) stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into aging research, and (2) encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this research field.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-037.html
  8. SEVERE ASTHMA RESEARCH PROGRAM - NHLBI (HL-01-012)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 9, 2001; Application Receipt Date: March 12, 2001 The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications to participate in an interactive Severe Asthma Research Program. Severe asthma affects a small subset of asthma patients but uses a disproportionate amount of health care resources.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-01-012.html
  9. BIOMARKERS AND CLINICAL ENDPOINTS IN PEDIATRIC CLINICAL TRIALS (PA-01-043) NICHD, NIDDK, NIMH, NINDS
    The overall goal of this initiative is to invite qualified researchers to submit new research grant applications to conduct mechanistic studies using patients, patient materials or information from multi-site pediatric drug trials sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-043.html
  10. ASSESSMENT AND ASSISTANCE FOR NIAMS CLINICAL STUDIES - NIAMS COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY ISSUE OF DECEMBER 22,2000
    PSA#2753 ASSESSMENT AND ASSISTANCE FOR NIAMS CLINICAL STUDIES SOL NIH-NIAMS-01-04 DUE 021901 POC Shanahan, Elizabeth, Contracting Officer, (301)594-2543
    URL: http://www.nih.gov/niams/grants/rfp/rfplist.htm

Other Government Agencies

  1. Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program for 2001 (DOD)
    The Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Defense Appropriations Act provides $100M to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). This program has been administered since FY97 by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). FY01 PCRP Program Announcement I invites proposal submissions through three mechanisms: Idea Development Awards, New Investigator Awards, and Postdoctoral Traineeship Awards. The proposal receipt deadline for these mechanisms is March 21, 2001. This document may be downloaded from the CDMRP web site (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
    URL: http://services.sciencewise.com/content/index.cfm?objectid=3333.
  2. The Program Notice 01-17; Low Dose Radiation Research Program - Pilot Modeling Projects (DOE)
    The deadline for preapplications is February 1, 2001, and formal applications May 1, 2001. David Thomassen is the Program Contact. NOTE ON PARALLEL PROGRAM NOTICE FOR LOW DOSE RADIATION RESEARCH We anticipate that the parallel notice (01-18) for research applications focused on understanding the biological responses to low doses of low LET ionizing radiation and on genetic factors influencing those responses that is referred to in this solicitation will be published on January 19, 2001
  3. LOW DOSE RADIATION RESEARCH PROGRAM--PILOT MODELING PROJECTS (DOE) (Program notice 01-17).
    One-page preapplication due: 2/1/2001; Application due: 5/1/2001
    The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Low Dose Radiation Research Program. Research is specifically sought for pilot projects that involve innovative collaborations between experimentalists and modelers to: Model the mechanisms of key radiation-induced biological responses; To describe or identify strategies for developing biologically-based risk models that incorporate information on mechanisms of radiation-induced biological responses.
    URL: http://www.sc.doe.gov/production/grants/Fr01_17.html
  4. NOTE ON PARALLEL PROGRAM NOTICE FOR LOW DOSE RADIATION RESEARCH (DOE)
    It is anticipated that the parallel notice (01-18) for research applications focused on understanding the biological responses to low doses of low LET ionizing radiation and on genetic factors influencing those responses that is referred to in this solicitation will be published on January 19, 2001 URL: http://www.sc.doe.gov/production/grants/grants.html
  5. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Advanced Technology Program (ATP) has recently announced $60 million in funding opportunities through its program. ATP partners with industry on high-risk, high-tech research. Technologies funded in the past range from advanced manufacturing to medicine and from advanced materials to microelectronics. The ATP will hold its Proposers' Meetings on January 30, February 1, and 6, 2001, in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Gaithersburg, Maryland at the locations listed below.
    URL: http://www.atp.nist.gov/atp/proposers.htm

Other Agencies

  1. THE TETALMAN AWARD - SOCIETY FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE
    The Tetalman Award is designed for work accomplished by a young investigator who is pursuing a career in Nuclear Medicine. The applicant must be either (1) 36 years of age or younger as of July 1 of the year for which the application is submitted or (2) no more than 7 years may have elapsed since obtaining certification in Nuclear Medicine or Nuclear Radiology or completing a Ph.D. program. The current award is based on a submitted paper supporting current research efforts together with a curriculum vitae.
    URL: http://www.snmerf.org
  2. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR BASIC AND PHYSICIAN SCIENTISTS - Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation Deadline: 3/15/2001
    The Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.
    URL: http://www.cancerresearchfund.org/
  3. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND FUNDING
    URL: http://www2.cancer.org/research/
  4. NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
    Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship, Physician Fellowship Award for Training in MS Clinical Trials The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). To advance our mission, we maintain active grant programs that support research related to MS and training for MS research.
    URL: http://www.nmss.org/infoframe.html

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