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Newsletter No. 56 -- July 2002

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

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

Meeting Announcements:

  1. Interventional Oncology: From Benchtop to Bedside, September 18-19, 2002 in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.
    CIRREF is currently soliciting abstracts for poster presentation at the Interventional Oncology conference. The deadline for abstract submission is August 2, 2002. Please go to www.cirref.org for detailed instructions and an abstract submission form.
  2. The First Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Imaging, August 24-26, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts
    URL: http://www.molecularimaging.com/meeting2.php3
  3. Second International Symposium on Tumor Targeted Delivery Systems, September 22-25, 2002 Bethesda, Maryland
    URL: http://www.controlledrelease.org/meetings/fall/tumorsymp.htm
  4. Third Inter-Institute Workshop on Diagnostic Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy 26-27 September 2002, National Institutes of Health, Lister Hill Auditorium, Bethesda, MD
    URL: http://www.optical-imaging.org/index.htm
  5. ACRIN Semi-Annual Meeting, October 18-20, 2002 - Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA (open to all)
    URL: http://www.acrin.org/meetings/meetings.html
  6. The Academy of Molecular Imaging 2002 Annual Conference, October 23-27, 2002 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California.
    URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org

NIH

  1. PRECLINICAL IN VITRO AND IN VIVO SCREENING ASSAYS (NCI) (RFP: SOL N01-CN-25026-76)
    DUE: November 13,2002
    POC Cynthia Washington, Contract Specialist,
    Phone (301) 435-3798,
    Fax (301) 402-8579
    The Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations who have the ability to screen potential cancer preventive agents in a variety of mechanism-based in vitro and in vivo assays and establish the infrastructures composed of one or more collaborating institutions that will conduct these mechanism-based screening assays.
    URL: http://rcb.cancer.gov/rcb-internet/appl/rfp/25026/toc.pdf
  2. MENTORED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (supercedes PA-99-087) (PA-02-127)
    The participating Institutes and Centers solicit applications for the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25). The K25 mechanism is meant to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease. Examples of quantitative scientific and technical backgrounds considered appropriate for this award include, but are not limited to: mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry, and engineering.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-127.html
  3. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (SPOREs) IN HUMAN CANCER FOR THE YEAR 2003 (NCI) (PAR-02-126)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Dates:
    Skin and Ovarian Cancer SPOREs: December 1, 2002
    Leukemia and Gastrointestinal Cancer SPOREs: April 1, 2003
    Lymphoma, Brain, Head and Neck Cancer SPOREs: August 1, 2003
    Application Receipt Dates:
    Skin and Ovarian Cancer SPOREs: February 1, 2003
    Leukemia and Gastrointestinal Cancer SPOREs: June 1, 2003
    Lymphoma, Brain, Head and Neck Cancer SPOREs: October 1, 2003
    The Organ Systems Branch of the Office of the Deputy Director for Extramural Science at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites grant applications (P50) for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in organ-specific cancers.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-126.html
  4. NEW INTRAMURAL NCI FELLOWSHIP FOR WOMEN POSTDOCS:
    Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowship Applications and supporting letters must be received by February 1, 2003 to start on or about July 1. Announcing the first national competition for the Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowship, a new opportunity for women postdoctoral scientists in cancer research, made possible by a generous bequest to the Foundation for NIH. Candidates for the Kaplan Fellowship must possess a doctoral degree, have less than 5 years postdoctoral research experience, and have U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency (green card). Program duration is normally 2 to 5 years. Starting fellowship stipend is $35,000 to $45,000 commensurate with level of experience. Kaplan Fellows will receive first-year stipend augmentation of approximately $10,000. For more information about this exciting new opportunity, see The Fellowship Office website:
    URL: http://www.nci.nih.gov/fellowships
  5. Algorithm, Adapters and Data Distribution for the Visible Human Project Insight Toolkit (NLM) (RFQ: NLM 02-148/KDR)
    DUE August 30, 2002
    POC Karen Riggs, Contracting Officer,
    Phone 301 496-6546, Fax 301 402-0642,
    POP: National Library of Medicine, Building 38A, Room B1N20,
    8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20894
    It is the intent of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to procure pre-existing Algorithm and System Interface Development and Data for Distribution for the Visible Human Project Insight Toolkit (ITK) in its effort to promote and extend ITK, its open-source software initiative in image processing tools. The NLM application programmers interface (API), known as ITK, is the core of this software development project.
    URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/oam/oam.html
  6. SILVIO O. CONTE CENTERS FOR THE NEUROSCIENCE OF MENTAL DISORDERS (PAR-02-122) (NIMH)
    Silvio O. Conte Centers for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders are intended to support research in basic and clinical neuroscience relevant to the mission of NIMH. Since appropriate research covers a wide swath of neuroscience, prospective applicants are also referred to the website that describes research programs of the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, which funds Conte Centers for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders. The URL is http://www.nimh.nih.gov/diva/index.htm. Please note that although program staff are listed on the website, program inquires about CCNMDs should be directed to the program staff listed under INQUIRIES.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-122.html

Other Agenices

  1. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GRANTS
    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://www.cancer.org/eprise/main/docroot/RES/RES_5?sitearea=RES
  2. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER CONTROL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
    Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians, this award is made to support primary care physicians with a rank of instructor to assistant professor who are pursuing an academic career with an emphasis on cancer control. Awards are made for three years with progressive stipends of $50,000, $55,000, and $60,000 per year.
    URL: http://www.cancer.org/eprise/main/docroot/RES/RES_5?sitearea=RES
  3. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANT
    Deadline: January 13, 2003
    To support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can serve to bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator. Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke, or to related basic science, clinical, bioengineering/biotechnology, and public health problems.
    URL: http://americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3514

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