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Newsletter No. 50 -- October 2001

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

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

Meeting Announcements:

  1. Academy of Molecular Imaging Meeting October 24-28, 2001.
    URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org

NIH

  1. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) - web site
    URL: http://nibib.od.nih.gov/
  2. Website of the Mouse Models of Human Cancer Consortium The second iteration of the Consortium's website is now online. The redesigned website combines the previous private (emice) and public (MMHCC) websites into a single site. To access privileged information portions of the new website, you need a user name and password. Non-members can enter the website as "guests" but will not have access to private content.
    URL: http://emice.nci.nih.gov
  3. EARLY CLINICAL TRIALS OF IMAGING AGENTS (NCI) (SOL N01-CM-27018-45)
    Deadline: 11/19/2001
    The Cancer Imaging Program (CIP), Division of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) plans to develop contracts to support Phase 1 (Safety) and Phase 2 (Preliminary Clinical Efficacy) clinical trials of promising imaging agents. These clinical trials will be used to rapidly evaluate the safety and diagnostic imaging capabilities of promising imaging probes, ligands, radiopharmaceuticals, and contrast agents that are of interest to NCI. The solicitation is scheduled for electronic release on or about October 19, 2001. The RFP may be accessed through internet address http://rcb.nci.nih.gov/. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the above internet site for the release of this solicitation and amendments, if any.
    POTENTIAL OFFEROR'S WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOWNLOADING THEIR OWN COPY OF THE SOLICITATION AND AMENDMENTS.
    Point of contact: Kathleen Giuliano, Contract Specialist at e-mail: iuliank@mail.nih.gov/. Fax: 301-402-6699; Telephone: 301-435-3821. No collect calls will be accepted. Email kg109o@nih.gov -- MaryAnne Golling, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 435-3819, Fax (301) 402-6699, Email: mg345x@nih.gov.
    URL for the latest information: http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/RCB/N01-CM-27018-45/listing.html
    http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/RCB/N01-CM-27018-45/SynopsisP.html
    http://amb.nci.nih.gov/
  4. NIH EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REGARDING CLINICAL RESEARCHERS (NOT-OD-01-064)
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the availability of educational loan repayment under the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR).
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-01-064.html
  5. NEUROTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENHANCEMENT (NIMH, etc) (PA-02-003)
    The purpose of this Program Announcement (PA) is to encourage submission of new research project grant (R01) and exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications to research and develop innovative technologies, methodologies, or instrumentation for basic or clinical studies of the brain in human or non-human animals. Also solicited are applications for support to research, development, and significant enhancements to existing technologies important to understanding the brain.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-003.html
  6. INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: SBIR/STTR INITIATIVE (PA-00-118)
    Deadline: November 27, March 27, and July 27 annually; (The solicitation begins with the November 27, 2000, receipt date and ends with the November 27, 2002, receipt date.)
    Participating Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health invite applications for innovative research in biomedical information science and technology to promote the progress of biomedical research.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-118.html
  7. BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS, GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE AND ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS (NIDDK, NCI)(RFA-DK-02-015)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 20, 2002; Application Receipt Date: March 20, 2002
    This initiative is designed to stimulate and solicit studies to broadly address the problem of Barrett's esophagus and its etiology and relationship to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its link to the rising incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. The specific areas of emphasis of this initiative will include novel approaches for molecular characterization of Barrett's metaplasia and dysplasia in comparison to normal squamous and intestinal epithelium, … In addition to hypothesis-driven R01 projects, this initiative will encourage development of new research tools through Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21).
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-02-015.html
  8. MODULAR PHENOTYPING FOR MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS (NIMH) (MH-02-009)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: November 15, 2001; Application Receipt Date: December 14, 2001
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications that apply recent advances in cognitive and affective science, measurement theory, and psychometrics to identify and assess biological and behavioral indicators related to the onset, progression, and treatment responsiveness of major mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, unipolar major depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-02-009.html

Other Government Agenices

  1. THE DANA FOUNDATION: CLINICAL HYPOTHESES IN IMMUNO-IMAGING PROGRAM
    Application Deadline: October 22, 2001
    The Dana Foundation is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Clinical Hypotheses in Immuno-imaging Program. This Program is designed to promote a better understanding of the cellular and molecular events in immune system functioning through the use of new imaging technologies. Successful applicants will receive grants totaling up to $100,000 over up to three years.
    URL: http://www.molecularimaging.com/funding.php3
  2. SOCIETY OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (SCVIR) - CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION (CIRREF)
    a. Academic Transition Award - Application deadline: November 1st. The Academic Transition Award is designed for interventional radiologists over the age of 40 who have recently begun academic careers after spending several years in private or non-academic practice. The award is intended to facilitate the establishment of a record of independent research by the investigator in order to promote a successful academic career. One award of up to $25,000 will be made each year for a pilot or seed grant project that tests a new idea or helps support a new area or direction of research.
    b. Pilot Research Grant Program - Application deadline: November 1st and May 1st. The CIRREF Pilot Research Grant Program (formerly the Research Grant Program) funds research identified as important to the advancement of cardiovascular and interventional radiology and patient care. Awards of up to $25,000 are intended to support pilot or seed grant type projects that test a new idea or help support a new area or direction of research.
    c. ACRIN Protocol Development Award - Applications accepted at any time throughout the year. This program is designed to provide investigators an incentive and support to pursue the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) for funding of their research ideas. The award is intended to increase the number of submissions of high quality protocols related to the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. Awards are available in two phases: 1) an initial Phase I award of $1000, payable to the applicant for the submission of a CIRREF-approved Summary Protocol to ACRIN; and 2) a Phase II supplemental award of up to $2500, provided to support the further development of an ACRIN Research Strategy Committee-approved Summary Protocol into a final protocol submission.
    d. Travel Scholarship Award - Application deadline: 2 months prior to selected meeting. The Travel Scholarship is designed to provide residents and fellows an opportunity to attend specialized research meetings related to their research in cardiovascular and interventional radiology. The award of $1000 is intended to offset the costs of travel.
    URL: http://www.cirref.org/grant/grant.htm

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