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Newsletter No. 59 -- December 2002

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

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

Meeting Announcements:

  1. BIOMEDICAL IMAGING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP, January 31 - February 1, 2003, Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD; Sponsored by: AAPM, ARR, BMES, and RSNA
    URL: http://www.birow.org
  2. FOURTH NATIONAL FORUM ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING IN ONCOLOGY, sponsored by the NCI, February 6-7, 2003, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, Maryland
    URL: http://www3.cancer.gov/dctd/forum/

NIH

  1. 1. NIH COMMONS NIH has begun a formal software development process to enhance the discrete exchange of essential information between NIH and applicant organizations. Central to these improvements is the concept of the "Commons," the information interface where NIH and the grantee community will conduct their business electronically. The Commons is a relational client/server database that provides alternative means by which grantee organizations can communicate with the NIH electronically for the purposes of extramural research administration. Click on the link that says "commons demo site".
    URL: http://commons.era.nih.gov/
  2. NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR NONINVASIVE DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER- NCI BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (NOT-CA-02-032)
    Solicitation number: N01-CO-37007-16
    Proposals due: 01/30/2003
    The Unconventional Innovations Program (UIP) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking revolutionary technologies for cancer research. The UIP is soliciting proposals for the development of multifunctional technology platforms to support minimally intrusive approaches that integrate: a) sensing of the fundamental signatures of precancers, or early, metastatic, or recurring cancers in the living body, b) transmission of signature information to an external monitor, c) controlled, specific, treatment, d) monitoring of the effects of treatment. The detailed BAA is available on the web site of the Research Contracts Branch, NCI at: http://rcb.cancer.gov/rcb-internet/appl/rfp/published_rfps.jsp with instructions for submission of proposal and evaluation criteria. http://otir.cancer.gov/tech/uip_awards.html for abstracts of currently funded UIP contractors. Investigators are encouraged to visit the UIP websites: http://otir.cancer.gov/tech/uip.html for a program overview, and http://otir.cancer.gov/tech/uip_awards.html for abstracts of currently funded UIP contractors.
    URL: http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/RCB/N01-CO-37007-16/listing.html
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-02-032.html
  3. NEUROTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENHANCEMENT - ADDENDUM TO PA-02-003 NIBIB (NOT-EB-03-001)
    This addendum is to add the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) as a participating institute on program announcement PA-02-003, which was released in the NIH guide for grants and contracts on October 2, 2001 at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-003.html .
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-03-001.html
  4. NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF IRON BY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING- NIDDK, NIBIB (RFA-DK-03-007)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: January 20, 2003;
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: February 19, 2003
    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) invite Research Grant Applications (R01 or R21) for projects that have the potential to improve the utility of magnetic resonance imaging as a method for quantitative determinations of tissue iron, especially in liver, heart and brain.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-007.html
  5. NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF IRON BY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (SBIR/STTR) (RFA-DK-03-009)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: January 20, 2003;
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: February 19, 2003
    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) applications for support of projects that have the potential to improve the utility of magnetic resonance imaging as a method for quantitative determinations of tissue iron, especially in liver, heart and brain.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-009.html
  6. SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING (NIBIB) (EB-03-002)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: January 16, 2003
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: February 13, 2003
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) invites investigator-initiated applications for NIH Research Project Grant (R01) awards to support interdisciplinary basic research or Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21) awards to support novel investigations related to the development of small animal imaging devices and methods that can be applied broadly to research on diverse biological or disease processes.
    URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-03-002.html
  7. SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING (SBIR/STTR) (PA-03-031)
    See above.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-031.html
  8. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMAGING (NIBIB) (EB-03-003)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: January 16, 2003
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: February 13, 2003
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invite applications for NIH Research Project Grant (R01) awards to support interdisciplinary basic research or NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) awards to support novel pilot or feasibility studies concerned with cellular and molecular imaging and/or spectroscopy that can be broadly applied to research on biological or disease processes.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-03-003.html
  9. TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT (NIBIB) (RFA-EB-03-005)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: February 13, 2003
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: March 13, 2003
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) invites applications for NIH Research Project Grant (R01) awards to support interdisciplinary basic research or Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) awards to support design and development of novel telehealth instrumentation or technologies that can be applied to a broad spectrum of disorders and diseases. This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to support an integrated approach on the part of biomedical engineers or imaging scientists with medical care professionals.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-03-005.html
  10. TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT (SBIR/STTR) (PA-03-030)
    See above.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-030.html
  11. IMPROVEMENTS IN IMAGING METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES (NIBIB) (RFA-EB-03-007)
    LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: February 24, 2003
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: March 24, 2003
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) invites applications for NIH Research Project Grant (R01) awards to support interdisciplinary basic research or Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21) awards to support novel investigations for the purpose of improving and extending methodologies and technologies for biomedical imaging. The primary focus of this Request for Applications (RFA) is on technological and methodological advances in human imaging.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-03-007.html
  12. BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS (PAR-03-032)
    NOTICE OF INTENT RECEIPT DATES: December 20, 2002 and July 22, 2003
    APPLICATION RECEIPT DATES: January 23, 2003 and August 22, 2003
    EXPIRATION DATE: August 23, 2003, unless re-issued
    Participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRPs) for basic and applied multi-disciplinary research that addresses important biological or medical research problems. A BRP is a multi-disciplinary research team applying an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health and behavior. The partnership must include appropriate bioengineering or allied quantitative sciences in combination with biomedical and/or clinical investigators.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-032.html

Other Government Agencies

  1. NSF BIOPHOTONICS PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE IV (BP IV) (NSF 03-005)
    FULL PROPOSAL DEADLINE(S): February 1, 2003
    The Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems (BES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the fourth in a series of Biophotonics Partnership initiatives seeking high risk/high return, multidisciplinary studies of novel concepts in biophotonics. Incremental advances of existing technologies will not be considered. NIH and DARPA will participate in the reviews and identify proposals of mutual interest and may provide co-funding for programs of high quality that meet their programmatic and relevancy requirements. The reviews and panels will be run by NSF utilizing the NSF merit review process. All awards will be made by NSF and will be subject to NSF terms and conditions.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03005

Other Agencies

  1. GE-AUR RADIOLOGY RESEARCH ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS (GERRAF)
    Applications Due December 1, 2002
    Up to four new GERRAF fellowships will be awarded for the academic year beginning July 1, 2003. Winners will receive a stipend of $65,000 for each of 2 years ($130,000 total) to support original clinical and health services research in technology assessment, health and economic outcome methods, decision analysis in diagnostic imaging and related health care information informatics.
    URL: http://www.gemedicalsystems.com/rad/research/gerraf.html
  2. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICISTS IN MEDICINE SUPPORT FOR CLINICAL RESIDENCY IN IMAGING
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2003
    The AAPM is pleased to announce the availability of a 2-year grant to be made to institutions in partial support of a full-time clinical residency in medical physics (imaging) at the Ph.D. level.
    URL: http://www.aapm.org
  3. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICISTS IN MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
    Application Deadline: April 15, 2003
    The RSNA and the AAPM are pleased to announce the availability of a Fellowship for the training of a doctoral candidate in the field of Medical Physics.
    URL: http://www.aapm.org
  4. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY'S SUMMER SCHOOL IN NUCLEAR AND RADIOCHEMISTRY
    Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2003
    A 6-week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either CA or NY. They also earn 6 hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stoney Brook.
    URL: http://www.cofc.edu/~nuclear/nukess.html

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