MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (K24)

Release Date:  October 8, 1999 (see addendum NOT-EB-03-008)

PA NUMBER:  PA-00-005 (superseded by PA-04-107)

National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Eye Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center for Research Resources

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
(K24) is to provide support for clinicians to allow them protected time to
devote to patient-oriented research and to act as mentors for beginning
clinical investigators.  The target candidates are outstanding clinical
scientists who are actively engaged in patient-oriented research.  Candidates
are generally within 15 years of their specialty training.  Candidates must be
able to demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a
means of enhancing their clinical research careers and must be committed to
mentoring the next generation of patient-oriented researchers.  The award is
intended to further both the research and mentoring endeavors of outstanding
patient-oriented investigators, to enable them to expand their potential for
significant contributions to their field, and to act as mentors for beginning
clinician researchers.

For the purposes of this award, patient-oriented research is defined as
research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as
tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator
directly interacts with human subjects.  This area of research includes 1)
mechanisms of human disease; 2) therapeutic interventions; 3) clinical trials,
and; 4) the development of new technologies.

The NIH is especially interested in increasing the number of scientists
trained to conduct high-quality clinical research.  Accordingly, this award
forms an important part of the NIH initiative to attract and retain talented
individuals to the challenges of patient-oriented research. With a view
towards stabilizing clinical research settings and preventing an interruption
in trainee mentoring, the NIH has chosen to establish the MIDCAREER
INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH.  This award is intended to
relieve clinical investigators from patient care duties and administrative
responsibilities, thereby increasing the opportunities for clinicians in
midcareer to be well grounded in patient-oriented research.  This initiative
is consistent with the recommendations of the NIH Director's Panel on Clinical
Research (http://www.nih.gov/news/crp/index.html) and the recommendations from
the Institute of Medicine Committee on Addressing Career Paths for Clinical
Research.

The objectives of the Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented
Research (K24) are to:

-  encourage established, midcareer clinician scientists to devote more time
to patient-oriented research and enhance their clinical research skills in
order to conduct meritorious patient-oriented research and mentor beginning
clinical investigators.

-  increase the pool of clinical researchers who can conduct patient-oriented
studies, capitalizing on the discoveries of biomedical research and
translating them to clinical settings.

This Award will enable candidates holding clinical doctoral degrees (see
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS below) to undertake up to five years  (a minimum of
three years is required) of patient-oriented research.  This period of support
will further develop the candidate's research and mentoring skills by
supporting additional protected time for patient-oriented research and service
as a mentor and role model for beginning clinical researchers.

The prospective candidate for the Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-
Oriented Research should propose a period of patient-oriented research
consistent with his/her research and clinical experience and the need for
further development of his or her research skills.  All programs should be
carefully tailored to meet the individual needs of the candidate and must
include a description of a research project that meets the definition of
patient-oriented research.  In addition, the candidate should have a
demonstrated record of conducting meritorious patient-oriented research and
have experience in mentoring and describe mentoring activities that will
involve beginning clinicians with little or no research experience.  The
applicant must have independent research support at the time of application
for this program.  This award is intended to enable the candidate to devote a
greater percent effort to patient-oriented research.

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000

The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health promotion
and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000," a PHS led national
activity for setting priority areas. This Program Announcement (PA), Midcareer
Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), is related to one or
more of the priority areas.  Potential applicants may obtain a copy of
"Healthy People 2000" at http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/hp2000.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for this award must have a health-professional doctoral degree or
its equivalent.  Such degrees include but are not limited to the M.D., D.O.,
D.D.S., D.M.D., O.D., D.C., Pharm.D., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), as well as
doctorally prepared nurses.  In addition, individuals holding the Ph.D. degree
may apply for the award if they normally perform clinical duties.  This would
include clinical psychologists, clinical geneticists, speech and language
pathologists, and other doctoral level clinicians.  Candidates must be
patient-oriented researchers working in a research environment with a record
of publications and successful competition for research support.  Candidates
must have independent research support at the time of application for this
program.  This support could include NIH awards or awards from other sources. 
Candidates must also have a record of supervising junior clinical researchers. 
Finally, candidates for this award must be able to demonstrate the need for
protected time to advance their careers and mentoring activities.  Generally,
candidates must have completed their specialty training within 15 years of
submitting the application, but exceptions to this last requirement can be
made on a case by case basis.  For example, an interruption in career
progression due to family, military, or other personal circumstances might
justify eligibility for candidates with more than 15 years of experience since
the completion of clinical training.  Candidates are advised to discuss their
eligibility with the contacts listed in the INQUIRIES section of this program
announcement.

Candidates must be willing to spend up to 50 percent effort (at least 25%)
conducting patient-oriented research and mentoring. All programs should be
carefully tailored to meet individual needs and capabilities of candidates.

Applications may be submitted on behalf of candidates by domestic, non-Federal
organizations, public or private, such as medical, dental, or nursing schools
or other institutions of higher education.  Minorities, women and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  At the time of award, candidates
must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States, or must have
been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (i.e., in
possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I- 551, or
other legal verification of such status).  Noncitizen nationals are generally
persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American
Samoa and Swains Island).  Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible.

A candidate for the MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH
may not concurrently apply for any other PHS award that duplicates the
provisions of this award. Recipients of this award are required to hold
independent research support, either Federal or private, during the period of
this award.  However, they may not receive additional compensation on another
federal award that exceeds the maximum allowable salary compensation
(currently $125,900 per year.)

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

Awards in response to this program announcement will use the K24 mechanism.
Planning, direction, and, execution of the program will be the responsibility
of the candidate on behalf of the applicant institution. The project period
may be for up to five years (at least three years are required). Awards are
renewable for one additional five-year period if the candidate still meets the
stated requirements.

AWARDS AVAILABLE

The overall goal of the NIH is to support between 60 and 80 awards in Fiscal
Year 1999 and in each succeeding year through Fiscal Year 2003. The actual
number of awards to be made by each Institute or Center will vary yearly and
will be dependent upon the number and quality of applications submitted and
funds available.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

A.  Environment:  The institution must have a well-established research and
clinical career development program.  The institution must be able to
demonstrate a commitment to the candidate as a productive, independent
investigator.  The candidate and institution must be able to describe a career
program that will utilize the relevant research and educational resources and
the institution must certify that the candidate will be released from other
duties and be able to devote up to 50 percent effort(at least 25 percent
effort) to a patient-oriented research program. The Institution must
demonstrate the availability of beginning clinical investigators to be
mentored.

B.  Program:  The award provides up to five consecutive 12-month awards. Up to
50 percent of the investigator's effort(at least 25 percent) must be devoted
to the patient-oriented research program and mentoring.  The remainder may be
devoted to other clinical, teaching, or research pursuits consonant with the
objectives of the award. The research phase of an award period must be devoted
to patient-oriented research in scientific areas relevant to the career goals
of the candidate.

C.  Allowable Costs:

1. Salary:  The NIH will provide salary for the award recipient for levels of
effort between 25 and 50 percent.  The actual salary provided by the award is
based on the candidate's full-time, 12-month institutional salary and the
level of effort requested up to the maximum legislated salary rate in effect
at the time of award.  For example, in Fiscal Year 1999, the maximum allowable
annual salary is $125,900 for a full-time position.  Therefore, in FY 1999,
the maximum annual base salary that will be provided for an award recipient at
50 percent effort is $62,950.  In all cases, the salary requested must be
consistent both with the established salary structure at the institution and
with salaries actually provided by the institution from its own funds to other
staff members of equivalent qualifications, rank, and responsibilities in the
department concerned.  If full-time, 12-month salaries are not currently paid
to comparable staff members, the salary proposed must be appropriately related
to the existing salary structure.  The award will also provide fringe benefits
on the calculated base salary at the established institutional rate.

The institution may supplement the NIH contribution to the salary up to a
level that is consistent with the institution's salary scale.  Institutional
supplementation of salary must not require extra duties or responsibilities
that would interfere with the purpose of the award.

In addition, recipients of this award may derive additional compensation for
effort associated with other Federal sources or awards provided the total
salary derived from all Federal sources does not exceed the maximum legislated
salary rate and the total percent effort does not exceed 100 percent.

2.  Research Development Support: The NIH will provide generally up to $25,000
per year for the following expenses:  (a) research expenses, such as supplies,
equipment and technical personnel for the principal investigator and his/her
mentored clinical investigators; (b) travel to research meetings or training;
(c) statistical services including personnel and computer time.

3.  Ancillary Personnel Support: Salary for secretarial, and administrative
assistance etc., is not allowed.

4.  Facilities and Administrative costs: These costs will be reimbursed at 8
percent of modified total direct costs.

D.  Evaluation:  In carrying out its stewardship of human resource related
programs, the NIH may request information essential to an assessment of the
effectiveness of this program. Accordingly, recipients are hereby notified
that they may be contacted after the completion of this award for periodic
updates on various aspects of their employment history, publications, support
from research grants or contracts, honors and awards, professional activities,
and other information helpful in evaluating the impact of the program.

E.  Special Leave: Leave to another institution, including a foreign
laboratory, may be permitted if directly related to the purpose of the award. 
Only local, institutional approval is required if such leave does not exceed 3
months.  For longer periods, prior written approval of the NIH funding
component is required. To obtain prior approval, the award recipient must
submit a letter to the NIH describing the reason for the period of leave which
includes a description of provisions made to ensure the continued mentoring of
any supervisees.  The plan for the period of leave must be countersigned by
his or her department head and the appropriate institutional official.  A copy
of a letter or other evidence from the institution where the leave is to be
taken must be submitted to assure that satisfactory arrangements have been
made.  Support from the career award will continue during such leave.

Leave without award support may not exceed 12 months.  Such leave requires the
prior written approval of the NIH funding component and will be granted only
in unusual situations.  Support from other sources is permissible during the
period of leave.  Such leave does not reduce the total number of months of
program support for which an individual is eligible.  Parental leave will be
granted consistent with the policies of the NIH and the grantee institution.

F.  Termination or Change of Institution: When a grantee institution plans to
terminate an award, the NIH funding component must be notified in writing at
the earliest possible time so that appropriate instructions can be given for
termination. If the individual is moving to another eligible institution,
career award support may be continued provided:

o Provisions for continued mentoring of any research supervisees has been
made;

o A new career award application is submitted by the new institution;

o All conditions of the award are met at the new institution;

o The period of support requested is no more than the time remaining within
the existing award period; and

o The new application is submitted far enough in advance of the requested
effective date to allow the necessary time for review.

The funding component may require a review by an initial review group and/or
the appropriate National Advisory Council or Board.  Alternatively, review may
be carried out by staff within the NIH funding component depending upon the
circumstances.

The NIH may discontinue an award upon determination that the purpose or terms
of the award are not being fulfilled.  In the event an award is terminated,
the Director of the NIH shall notify the grantee institution and career award
recipient in writing of this determination, the reasons therefor, the
effective date, and the right to appeal the decision.

A final progress report, invention statement, and Financial Status Report are
required upon either termination of an award or relinquishment of an award in
a change of institution situation.

INCLUSION OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

It is the policy of the NIH that women and members of minority groups and
their subpopulations must be included in all NIH supported biomedical and
behavioral research projects involving human subjects, unless a clear and
compelling rationale and justification is provided that inclusion is
inappropriate with respect to the health of the subjects or the purpose of the
research. This policy results from the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 (Section
492B of Public Law 103-43).

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the
"NIH Guidelines For Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical
Research," which have been published in the Federal Register of March 28, 1994
(FR 59 14508-14513) and in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 23,
No. 11, March 18, 1994 available on the web at the following URL address:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not94-100.html

INCLUSION OF CHILDREN AS PARTICIPANTS IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

It is the policy of NIH that children (i.e., individuals under the age of 21)
must be included in all human subjects research, conducted or supported by the
NIH, unless there are scientific and ethical reasons not to include them. This
policy applies to all initial (Type 1) applications submitted for receipt
dates after October 1, 1998.

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the
"NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Children as Participants in
Research Involving Human Subjects" that was published in the NIH Guide for
Grants and Contracts, March 6, 1998, and is available at the following URL
address: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-024.html

Investigators also may obtain copies of these policies from the program staff
listed under INQUIRIES. Program staff may also provide additional relevant
information concerning the policy.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the staff person in
the relevant institute or center listed under INQUIRIES.  Such contact should
occur early in the planning phase of application preparation.  Such contact
will help ensure that applications are responsive to the goals and policies of
the individual institute or center.

Applicants who will be using a General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) are
requested to include a letter from either the GCRC program director or the
principal investigator with the application.

Applications are to be submitted on the grant application form PHS 398 (rev.
4/98) using the instructions in Section IV as appropriate.  Applications will
be accepted on or before the receipt dates indicated in the application kit. 
Forms are available at most institutional offices of sponsored research and
from the Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources, National
Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7910, Bethesda, MD 20892-7910,
Phone (301) 435-0714, FAX: (301) 480-0525, Email: grantsinfo@nih.gov.  Forms
are also available on the NIH Website at
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm.

Submit a signed, typewritten original of the application with five signed
photocopies, in one package to:

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
6701 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE, ROOM 1040 - MSC 7710
BETHESDA, MD  20892-7710
BETHESDA, MD  20817-7710 (for express/courier service)

The application must contain the following:

Candidate

o A description of the candidate's commitment to a career in patient-oriented
research.

o Evidence of the candidate's ability to conduct high quality patient-oriented
research.

o A demonstrated record of mentoring or training of clinical investigators or
a demonstration of the capability to provide mentoring to beginning clinical
investigators.

o A description of immediate and long-term career objectives, explaining how
the award and the requested protected time will contribute to their
attainment.

o A description of how the award will contribute to a patient-oriented
research program and how it will relieve the candidate from other patient care
or administrative duties.

Research Plan

o A commitment of up to 50 percent effort (at least 25 percent effort) to the
patient-oriented research program.

o A description of the ongoing patient-oriented research.  The research plan
should briefly describe the specific aims, the background and significance of
the studies, and the research design and methods.  Additional research may be
proposed as a basis for this award.

o Documentation that appropriate and adequate resources, both in terms of
support and facilities, are available to the candidate to conduct the research
program.  This must include a listing of all current and pending research
support.

Mentoring Plan

o A description of plans for providing mentoring opportunities to beginning
clinical investigators.  This should include a description of the previous
training and specialization of clinical investigators that will be mentored,
the availability of such individuals at the applicant institution, plans for
recruiting and selecting supervisees, and the type of educational and research
experiences that will be provided.

Environment and Institutional Commitment

o The sponsoring institution must document a strong, well-established patient-
oriented research and training program related to the candidate's area of
interest including a high-quality research environment with staff capable of
productive collaboration with the candidate.  The sponsoring institution also
must provide a statement of commitment to enhancing the candidate's ability as
a productive, independent investigator.

o The sponsoring institution must provide documentation that the candidate
will be relieved from other duties, patient care, administrative, etc., to
allow him/her to devote time to the patient-oriented research program.

Budget Instructions

The total direct costs must be requested in accordance with the K24 program
guidelines, following the budget instructions in the application.

Biographical Sketch

A biographical sketch is required for all key personnel, following the
instructions in section IV of Form 398 (rev. 4/98).

REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Center for Scientific
Review.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant without
further consideration. Applications that are complete will be evaluated for
scientific and technical merit by a peer review group convened by the
appropriate Institute or Center in accordance with the standard NIH peer
review procedures. As part of the initial merit review, all applications will
receive a written critique and undergo a process in which only those
applications deemed to have the highest scientific merit, generally the top
half of applications under review, will be discussed, assigned a priority
score, and receive a second level review by the appropriate national advisory
council or board.

The following review criteria will be applied:

Candidate

o Quality of the candidate's academic and clinical record, including
capabilities and commitment to serve as a mentor;

o Evidence of ongoing high quality patient-oriented research and the
relationship of that research to this program;

o Potential to conduct quality patient-oriented research;

o Commitment to a continuing career in patient-oriented research;

o Appropriateness of the content and duration of the proposed research
program;

o A record of monetary support for patient-oriented research.

Research Plan

Although it is understood that K24 applications do not require the level of
detail necessary in regular research grant applications, a fundamentally sound
research plan must be provided.  In general, less detail is expected with
regard to research planned for the later years of the award, but the
application should outline the general goals for these years.

o Appropriateness of the research plan as a vehicle for demonstrating skills
and capabilities in patient-oriented research to prospective advisees.

o Scientific and technical merit of the proposed research.

o Relevance of the proposed research to the candidate's career objectives;

o Availability of adequate resources to conduct the research program;

o Demonstration that the proposed program and protected time will relieve the
candidate from non-research patient care and administrative duties and allow
him/her to devote additional time to patient-oriented research; and

o Adequacy of the plan's attention to gender and minority issues associated
with projects involving human subjects.

o Adequacy of plans for including children as appropriate for the scientific
goals of the research, or justification for exclusion.

Mentoring Plan

o Experience and potential to serve as a mentor.

o Adequacy of the plans for mentoring or supervising beginning clinicians in
patient-oriented research.

o Appropriateness of the proposed level of effort committed to the mentoring
component.

Environment and Institutional Commitment

o Applicant institution's commitment to the scientific development of the
candidate and assurances that the institution intends the candidate to be an
integral part of its research program;

o Adequacy of research facilities and the availability of appropriate
educational opportunities;

o Quality and relevance of the environment for scientific and professional
development of the candidate and others pursuing patient-oriented research;
and

o Applicant institution's commitment to provide adequate protected time for
conduct of the research and mentoring program.

AWARD CRITERIA

The institute or center will notify the applicant of the board or council's
action shortly after its meeting.  Funding decisions will be made based on the
recommendations of the initial review group and council/board, the need for
research personnel in specific program areas, and the availability of funds.

INQUIRIES

Written and telephone inquiries concerning this program announcement are
strongly encouraged especially during the planning phase of the application. 
Below is a listing of each institute's or center's program contact.

Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to:

National Institute on Aging
Additional information about the career awards program at NIA is available
from: http://www.nih.gov/nia/

Dr. Robin A. Barr
Office of Extramural Affairs
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-9322
FAX:  (301) 402-2945
Email:  rb42h@nih.gov

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Dr. Ernestine Vanderveen, Ph.D.
Division of Basic Research
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 402, MSC 7003
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
Telephone:  301-443-2531
Fax:  301-594-0673
E-mail:  tvanderv@willco.niaaa.nih.gov

Dr. Harold Perl
Division of Clinical and Prevention Research
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 505, MSC 7003
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
Telephone:  301-443-0788
Fax:  301-443-8774
E-mail:  hperl@willco.niaaa.nih.gov

Darryl Bertolucci
Division of Biometry and Epidemiology
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 514, MSC 7003
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
Telephone:  301-443-4898
Fax:  301-443-8614
E-mail:  dbertolu@willco.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Milton Hernandez
Office of Scientific Training and Manpower Development
Solar Building, Room 3C21
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 496-7291
FAX:  (301) 402-0369
Email:  mh35c@nih.gov

National Institute on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Richard W. Lymn, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Building 45, Room 5AS-49E
Bethesda, MD  20892-6500
Telephone:  (301) 594-5128
FAX:  (301) 480-4543
Email:  richard_w_lymn@nih.gov

National Cancer Institute
Dr. Lester S. Gorelic or Dr. Andrew Vargosko
Office of Centers, Training and Resources
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 7011, MSC 8346
Bethesda, MD  20892-7390
FAX:  (301) 402-4472
Email: lg2h@nih.gov or av8b@nih.gov

National Center for Research Resources
David Wilde, M.D., Ph.D.
National Center for Research Resources
Medical Officer, Clinical Research
6705 Rockledge Drive, Centre One
Room 6030
Bethesda, MD 20892-7965
Telephone: (301) 435-0799
FAX: (301) 480-3661
Email: dw171w@nih.gov

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Steven L. Klein, Ph.D.
Developmental Biology, Genetics & Teratology Branch
Building 6100, Room 8B01 MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: 301-496-5541
FAX: 301-496-0962
Email: dv1h@nih.gov

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Division of Human Communication
Executive Plaza South, Room 400C-13
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180
Telephone:  (301) 496-1804
FAX:  (301) 402-6251
Email:  Daniel_Sklare@nih.gov

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Additional information about NIDCR career development programs can be found at
www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/career.htm.
Dr. James A. Lipton
Assistant Director for Training and Career Development
Natcher Building, Room 4AN.18J
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone:  (301) 594-2618
FAX:  (301) 480-8318
Email:  liptonj@de45.nidcr.nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Ronald Margolis, Ph.D.
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
45 Center Drive, Room 5AN-12J, MSC 6600
Bethesda, MD 20892-6600
Telephone: (301) 594-8819
FAX: (301) 480-3503
Email: margolisr@extra.niddk.nih.gov

Charles Rodgers, Ph.D.
Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
45 Center Drive, Room 6AS-19J MSC 6600
Bethesda, MD  20892-6600
Telephone:  (301) 594-7717
FAX:  (301) 480-3510
Email:  rodgersc@ep.niddk.nih.gov

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
45 Center Drive, Room 6AN-12E, MSC 6600
Bethesda, MD  20892-6600
Telephone:  (301) 594-8876
FAX:  (301) 480-8300
Email:  podskalnyj@ep.niddk.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Andrea Baruchin, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5230
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
FAX: (301) 443-6277
Email: ab47j@nih.gov

Lucinda Miner, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5230
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
FAX: (301) 443-6277
Email: cm171w@nih.gov

Charles W. Sharp, Ph.D.
Division of Basic Research
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4271
Rockville, MD  20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-1887
FAX:  (301) 594-6043
Email:  cs107m@nih.gov

Arthur Horton, Ed.D.
Division of Clinical Research
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4237
Rockville, MD  20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-4060
FAX:  (301) 443-2317
Email:  ah61x@nih.gov

Ann Blanken
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5146
Rockville, MD  20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-6543
FAX:  (301) 443-9847
Email:  ab108v@nih.gov

Jamie Biswas, Ph.D.
Medications Development Division
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4109
Rockville, MD  20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-5280
FAX:  (301) 443-2599
Email:  jb168r@nih.gov

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Carol Shreffler
Division of Extramural Research and Training
P. O. Box 12233 MD EC-23
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-1445
FAX:  (919) 541-5064
Email:  shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

National Eye Institute
Additional information about NEI career development programs can be found at
http://www.nei.nih.gov/funding/special.htm#training.

Maria Y. Giovanni, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
EPS Suite 350
6120 Executive Blvd.  MSC 7164
Bethesda, MD  20892-7164
301-496-0484
301-402-0528
Email:  myg@nei.nih.gov

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bette Houston
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 10154
Bethesda, MD 20892-7590
Telephone: (301) 435-0061
FAX: (301) 489-0868
E-mail: houstonb@nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH strongly encourages prospective applicants and grantees to visit the NIMH
Research Training and Career Development Programs Website
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/grants/training.cfm to obtain information about
policies, program priorities and program staff contacts.  Specific information
about NIMH policy for career awards, salary and research support, etc., can be
found in the following document: "NIMH Policy Update for Career Awards (K-
Series)" which will periodically be updated in the Research Training and
Career Development Website.

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Program Planning
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8208, MSC 9667
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone:  (301) 443-4335
FAX:  (301) 443-3225
E-mail:  hk11b@nih.gov

Della Hann, Ph.D.
Division of Mental Disorders, Behavioral Research and AIDS
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 6217, MSC 9621
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone:  (301) 443-9700
Fax:  (301) 480-6000
E-mail:  dhann@mail.nih.gov

Walter Goldschmidts, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 7196, MSC 9645
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-3563
Fax: (301) 443-1731
E-mail:  wgoldsch@mail.nih.gov

Enid Light, Ph.D.
Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 7160, MSC 9635
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-1185
Fax: (301) 443-4045
E-mail: elight@mail.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINDS Training and Career Development Officer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2154, MSC 9531
Bethesda, MD 20892 (for courier: Rockville, MD 20852)
Phone: (301) 496-4188
FAX: (301) 594-5929
Email: NINDSTrainingOffice@ninds.nih.gov

National Institute of Nursing Research
NINR limits the length of the K24 award to a 3-year period and generally
considers career development applications only from doctorally prepared,
registered nurses. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the
Program Director responsible for their research area as listed on the NINR
website.  Additional information about NINR funding mechanisms is available
from http://www.ninr.nih.gov/

Dr. Nell Armstrong
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research
Building 45, Rm. 3AN-12
45 Center Drive MSC 6300
Bethesda, MD  20892-6300
Telephone:  301-594-5973
Fax:  301-480-8260
E-mail:  nell_armstrong@nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Additional information about CAM research and training programs may be found
on the NCCAM website at http://altmed.od.nih.gov/

Neal West, Ph.D.
Extramural Research Programs Officer
Building 31, Room 5B-58
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  301-435-5042
FAX:  301-402-4741
Email:  westn@od.nih.gov

National Center for Research Resources
NCRR will accept applications for the K24 award from individuals with a M.D.,
D.D.S., or an equivalent degree.  Candidates must also meet additional
requirements related to their relationship to one of NCRR's existing General
Clinical Research Centers (GCRC).  Additional information about eligibility
and assignment of K24 applications to NCRR can be found at
http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/clinical/cr_crcd.asp and refer to Clinical
Research: Other Grant Programs, Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-
Oriented Research (K24).

David Wilde, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Research
National Center for Research Resources
6705 Rockledge Dr. Room 6130 MSC 7965
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7965
Telephone:  (301) 435-0799
FAX:  (301) 480-3661
Email: dw171w@nih.gov

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS

This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Nos.
93. 855 and 93.856.  Awards are made under the authority of title III, Section
301 of the PHS Act as amended.  The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42 Part
52 and Title 45 Part 74, are applicable to this program.  This program is not
subject to the intergovernmental review requirements of Executive Order 12372
to Health Systems Agency review.

The PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide a
smoke- free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products.  In
addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking
in certain facilities (or in some cases, any portion of a facility) in which
regular or routine education, library, day care, health care or early
childhood development services are provided to children.  This is consistent
with the PHS mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of
the American people.


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