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Newsletter No. 96 -- August 2007

Newsletter No. 96 -- August 2007

NIH

ANNOUNCEMENT BY NCI OF INTENT TO RELEASE A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NETWORK FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN OPTICAL IMAGING (NTROI) (NOT-CA-07-021)
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Imaging Program announces the forthcoming reissuance of the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Network for Translational Research in Optical Imaging (NTROI). The reissue of the NTROI RFA has been approved by the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors, as an open competition. A total of $24 million in NCI funding has been set aside for the NTROI program over a 5-year period. The new RFA is expected to be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in September 2007 as RFA-CA-08-002. This RFA will support a continuation of the NTROI program previously initiated under RFA-CA-03-002, which was released on August 27, 2002. The NTROI program will continue to involve use of the NIH U54 cooperative agreement funding mechanism. A pre-submission meeting will be scheduled in or near Bethesda, Maryland, approximately 1 month after publication of the RFA in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The exact date for submission of applications has not yet been determined. Details for this meeting will be published in another Notice in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts and will also be announced on the Cancer Imaging Program web site at http://imaging.cancer.gov.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-07-021.html

Other Agencies

Job Openings

CIP Associate Director - see http://imaging.cancer.gov for a link to the announcement
Job Announcement Number:
NCI-07-193390
Contact: Mary Lou Weathers, Phone: 301-402-5059; Fax: 301-402-9333;
Email: ncihrmcbapps@mail.nih.gov

Announcements

EXTRAMURAL CLINICAL RESEARCH LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS (LRP) (NCMHD) (PA-07-441)
Application Period: September 1 to December 1, 2007.
The NIH and the NCMHD announce the availability of educational loan repayment under the Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (ECR -LRP or Program). The ECR-LRP provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds conducting clinical research for domestic non-profit or government entities.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-441.html

EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR CLINICAL RESEARCHERS (LRP) (PA-07-442)
Application Period: September 1 to December 1, 2007.
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). The Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers provides for the repayment of up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of the extant educational loans of such health professionals for each year of obligated service.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-442.html

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCI requests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof of principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL: http://imaging.cancer.gov/programsandresources/specializedinitiatives/dcide

EXTENDED COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE NIH SYSTEM TO SUPPORT BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH AND PEER REVIEW (NOT-OD-07-084)
Deadline for response: September 7, 2007
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-084.html

GUEST AUTHOR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NIH MICAD DATABASE
The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) program has been developed as a key component of the NIH Molecular Imaging Roadmap to provide freely accessible online scientific information on in vivo molecular imaging and contrast agents. To accelerate expansion of the database to include all published agents, the MICAD program has implemented a procedure for members of the imaging community to write and submit entries (chapters) as guest authors to the database. All members of the imaging community are encouraged to consider this guest author opportunities. For further information, please contact the MICAD staff at micad@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Individual guest authors will be provide with detailed instructions, style guidelines, and a chapter template. The name of the contributing author(s) will be acknowledged and included in the MICAD online publication.
URL: http://micad.nih.gov
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bookres.fcgi/micad/infoguest.html

Meetings

Molecular Imaging Joint Conference of the Academy of Molecular Imaging and the Society for Molecular Imaging
September 7 - 11, 2007, Providence, Rhode Island
URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org

IMAGING IN 2020 V: THERAGNOSTIC IMAGING
September 23-27, 2007, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
URL: http://www.imagingin2020.com/index.htm

Vascular Imaging and Therapeutic Targeting in Cancer
October 16-17, 2007, Dallas, TX
URL: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept105659/files/253987.html

Advances in Ultrasound - 17th Annual Meeting, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound
October 26-28, 2007, Chicago, IL
URL: http://www.sru.org/

4th Annual Memphis BioImaging Conference
November 1-2, 2007, Fogelman Executive Conference Center, Memphis, TN
URL: http://www.membis.org/

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT AND IMAGING OF TISSUE ELASTICITY
November 2-5, 2007, Eldorado Hotel and Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico
URL: http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/rad/elasto/conference/

SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING WORKSHOP AT STANFORD
November 7-10, 2007, Clark Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California
URL: http://radiologycme.stanford.edu/2007smallanimal/

RSNA 2007
November 25 - 30, 2007, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
URL: http://rsna2007.rsna.org/rsna2007/V2007/index.cvn

BIROW V
January 17-19, 2008, Bethesda North Convention Center, Rockville, MD
URL: http://www.birow.org/

ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition, Toronto, ON, Canada
May 3-9, 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada.
URL: http://www.ismrm.org/meetings/index.html#Future


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