Notice of the Intention of NHLBI to Release a Career Development Program in Chronic Lung Diseases Genetics and Genomics

Notice Number:  NOT-HL-06-120

Key Dates
Release Date: June 6, 2006

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/)

The purpose of this Notice is to announce the intention to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) in early 2006 to support development, implementation, and evaluation of one-year multidisciplinary courses to develop research careers of clinician-scientists.  The receipt date for applications would be in the fall of 2006.

This RFA will support multidisciplinary, genomic research training and investigations to develop the early research careers of both clinician and non-clinician scientists who are interested in furthering our knowledge of the genetic bases of chronic lung disease. This initiative addresses the shortage of well-trained clinician-scientists and other health science professionals who are capable of using the resources provided by the human genome project to address important biomedical and biological research problems related to complex lung diseases. Relevant disciplines and expertise include epidemiology and population genetics, human sample selection, genomic sequencing and SNPs analysis, expression profile analysis, statistics, and bioinformatics.  The program will have a one-year, multidisciplinary, core curriculum of didactic courses and hands-on activities, followed by two to four years of mentored research. 

The experience generated by this effort will contribute to the development of clinician-scientists committed to investigating the underlying pathways to lung diseases, the interaction of lung disease components with each other and with the environment.  Results have the potential to identify novel predictors of lung disease, new therapeutic interventions, prevention strategies and treatments, as well as predictors of response to treatment. 

This Notice is to encourage investigators who believe that they have sufficient expertise to begin considering applying for this RFA program.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Interested parties may contact:

Sandra Colombini Hatch, M.D.
Division of Lung Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Rockledge II, Room 10208
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892-7952
Telephone:  (301) 435-0222
FAX:  (301) 480-3557
Email:  hatchs@nhlbi.nih.gov


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