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Newsletter No. 47 -- June 2001

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

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

Meeting Announcements:

  1. Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting
    Toronto, June 23-27, 2001
    NCI Booth Number 1138. Come see us.
    URL: http://www.snm.org
  2. HiRES 2001 Meeting: High Resolution Imaging in Small Animals: Instrumentation, Applications and Animal Handling
    Rockville, Maryland; September 9-11, 2001
    URL: http://www.ornl.gov/HiRes2001/
  3. New Partnerships in Medical Diagnostic Imaging: A NASA Advanced Technology Workshop
    July 17-18, 2001 at the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, MD
    Opportunities exist for partnerships to develop improved solid-state x-ray and gamma imagers and to apply image processing, segmentation, and compression tools for broader applications, including medical diagnostic imaging. This learning opportunity will provide technology advancements that can enhance your medical imaging products.
    URL: http://www.nasamedicalimaging.com

NIH

  1. Re-issue: DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR IN VIVO IMAGING (PHASED INNOVATION AWARD) (NCI)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Dates: June 11, 2001, February 11, 2002 and June 11, 2002
    Application Receipt Dates: July 16, 2001, March 18, 2002, and July 16, 2002
    This PAR is a reissue of PAR-00-089, which was published in the NIH Guide on April 27, 2000.
    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Imaging Program invites applications for the development of novel image acquisition or enhancement methods for in vivo oncology, and which incorporate limited pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies. The grant mechanism is the R21/R33.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-101.html
  2. Re-issue: DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR IN VIVO IMAGING (SBIR/STTR) (NCI)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Dates: June 11, 2001, February 11, 2002 and June 11, 2002.
    Application Receipt Dates: July 16, 2001, March 18, 2002, and July 16, 2002.
    This PAR is a reissue of PAR-00-090, which was published in the NIH Guide on April 27, 2000.
    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invite applications for the development of novel image acquisition or enhancement methods, and which may incorporate limited pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-102.html

Other Agenices

  1. RSNA SEED GRANT RESEARCH PROGRAM (Radiological Society of North America, Inc.)
    Application deadlines: January 14, September 15
    The purpose of this program is to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations, or government agencies.
    URL: http://www.rsna.org/research/foundation/seedgrant.html
  2. CLINICAL RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIPS (American Cancer Society)
    Application deadlines Clinical Research Professorships October 1, yearly.
    This award is for outstanding mid-career investigators who are making significant contributions to clinical or epidemiologic research including cancer control; clinical trials directed toward new therapeutic approaches; and psychosocial, behavioral, health services, and healthy policy and outcomes research. Up to two awards are made annually for a five year term which can be renewed once. The award amount of $80,000 per year is budgeted at the awardee's discretion. Application forms and Instructions are available through the Extramural Grants Department following a discussion with the appropriate Scientific Program Director.
    URL: http://www2.cancer.org/research/grants/types_of_grants.html
  3. ACS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (American Cancer Society)
    The receipt deadlines for the Postdoctoral Fellowship are March 1 and October 1.
    This award is to support the training of researchers who have just received their doctorate to enable them to qualify for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, and epidemiologic research). Awards are made for one to three years with progressive stipends of $35,000, $37,000, and $40,000 per year, plus a $2,000 per year institutional allowance. Using special endowment funds, the Society annual selects several of the top-ranked fellows to receive special 3-year fellowships with an award amount of $138,000.
    URL: http://www2.cancer.org/research/grants/types_of_grants.html
  4. INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GRANTS (American Cancer Society)
    Institutional Research Grants are block grants averaging $90,000 per year for three years given to institutions as "seed money" for the initiation of projects by promising junior investigators.
    URL: http://www2.cancer.org/research/grants/types_of_grants.html
  5. DANA FOUNDATION CLINICAL HYPOTHESES PROGRAM IN IMMUNO-IMAGING
    Deadline: 6/27/2001
    The Charles A. Dana Foundation is pleased to announce a call for proposals for research in the uses of imaging technologies to develop a better understanding of immune system functioning in health and disease. The Clinical Hypotheses in Immuno-imaging Program seeks to support the further development of imaging research that will advance understanding of the movement of immune cells throughout the body, or of their mechanisms of action. Imaging research supported under the program would be expected to contribute to knowledge about how the body responds to infections and about mechanisms of immunologically mediated diseases. Successful applicants will receive grants totaling up to $100,000 for up to three years.
    URL: http://www.dana.org

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