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Newsletter No. 57 -- August 2002

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

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

Meeting Announcements:

  1. Second International Symposium on Tumor Targeted Delivery Systems,
    September 22-25, 2002
    Bethesda, Maryland
    URL: http://www.controlledrelease.org/meetings/fall/tumorsymp.htm
  2. 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
  3. 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
    October 6-10, 2002,
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    URL: http://www.astro.org/meetings
  4. A Workshop On Developments in Molecular Imaging:
    The Diagnostic Imaging (DMG) and Diagnostic Radiology (RNM) Study Sections of the NIH Center for Scientific Review will be conducting a one-day workshop entitled "Molecular Imaging in Radiology" to be held in the Washington, DC area, on Monday, October 7, 2002, in conjunction with the scheduled meetings of both study sections.
    Contact: Lee Rosen, lr19z@nih.gov, 301-435-1171.
  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. ISMRM Workshop on In Vivo Functional and Molecular Assessment of Cancer,
    19 - 21 October 2002,
    Chaminade at Santa Cruz, California.
    URL: http://www.ismrm.org/workshops/cancer/index.htm
  7. 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. IN VIVO CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMAGING CENTERS (ICMICs) (NCI) (RFA: CA-03-015)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: October 21, 2002;
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: November 25, 2002
    This RFA is a reissue of RFA-CA-01-014, which was published in the NIH Guide on August 7, 2000. The Cancer Imaging Program, Division of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for P50 Research Center Grants for the establishment of In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs). This initiative is designed to capitalize on the extraordinary opportunity for studying cancer non-invasively, and in many cases, quantitatively due to recent advances in molecular imaging modalities, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The 5-year P50 grants described in this RFA will be appropriate for those Institutions in which investigator-initiated multidisciplinary research involving imaging and molecular technologies are currently ongoing.
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-03-015.html
  2. NETWORK FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH: OPTICAL IMAGING (NCI) (CA-03-002)
    Public Meeting: Sept 27, 2002;
    Letter of Intent Date: Dec 17, 2002
    Application Receipt Date: January 21, 2003
    RFA Announcement from the NCI Cancer Imaging Program: The public purpose of this RFA is to provide assistance and support to the extramural research community to establish Specialized Research Resource Centers, each of which will participate as a member of a network of inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional research teams for the purpose of supporting translational research in optical imaging and/or spectroscopy in vivo. The research scope includes feasibility studies for the detection of pre-cancerous lesions, cancer detection and diagnosis, and measurement or prediction of response to therapy.
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-03-002.html
  3. INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL RECEIPT DATES FOR EXPLORATORY/DEVELOPMENTAL GRANTS FOR DIAGNOSTIC CANCER IMAGING (PA-01-030) (NCI) (NOT-CA-02-023)
    The National Cancer Institute wishes to give a notice of inclusion of additional receipt dates for applications submitted in response to PA-01-030: EXPLORATORY/DEVELOPMENTAL GRANTS FOR DIAGNOSTIC CANCER IMAGING. This PA appeared in the December 8, 2000 issue of the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. For this PA, applications will also be received on February 1, 2003, and June 1, 2003.
    URLs: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-030.html and http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-02-023.html
  4. LABORATORY ANIMAL WELFARE: CHANGE IN PHS POLICY ON HUMANE CARE AND USE OF LABORATORY ANIMALS (NOT-OD-02-064)
    The NIH announces that beginning with applications submitted for the October 1, 2002, receipt date (and any other receipt dates that result in applications being reviewed for May/June 2003 Councils), IACUC "just-in-time" will be in effect. That is, institutions will be permitted flexibility in the timing of IACUC review relative to submission of an application.
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-064.html
  5. NON-COMPETING GRANT PROGRESS REPORT DUE DATE INFORMATION-OER WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE (NOT-OD-02-066)
    NIH continues to transition the notification of Non-Competing Grant Progress Reports from a hard copy mailing of preprinted electronic PHS 2590 and PHS 416-9 face pages to an electronic format. Beginning with December 2002 start dates and beyond; e.g., those progress reports due on/after October 1, 2002, grantees will need to access a website to determine which progress reports are due.
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-066.html
  6. PLANNED CHANGE IN INVENTION RIGHTS FOR FOREIGN GRANTEES/CONTRACTORS DEFERRED (NOT-OD-02-065)
    On March 14, 2002, NIH published an announcement stating its intent to revise policy affecting invention rights for foreign grant and contract award recipients. After consideration of comments received from the grantee community, we have decided to defer implementation of this policy for twelve months… This notification is an update to the March 15, 2002 NIH GUIDE notice entitled, "Planned Modification of Rights to Subject Inventions Made Through Funding Agreements to Foreign Entities (NOT-OD-02-039),"
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-065.html
  7. NLM SMALL GRANT PROGRAM (PAR-02-148)
    The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Small Grants Program provides research support of up to $75,000 per year (direct costs) for up to two years for new research projects in areas of high relevance to the mission of the NLM. This Small Grant (R03) Program provides support for feasibility and/or pilot testing projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analysis of existing data, or development of innovative or high-impact projects. Critical research areas include: representation of medical knowledge in computers; organization and retrieval issues for image databases; enhancement of human intellectual capacities through virtual reality, dynamic modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; medical decision-making; linguistic analyses of medical languages and nomenclatures; investigations of topics relevant to health information or library science; and bioinformatics issues relevant to genomics or other large research data-sets.
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-148.html

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