Full Text PAR-97-054
 
ENVIRONMENTAL/OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ACADEMIC AWARD
 
NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 12, April 11, 1997
 
PA NUMBER:  PAR-97-054
 
P.T. 34

Keywords: 
  Occupational Health and Safety 

 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
 
Application Receipt Date:  July 15, 1997
 
PURPOSE
 
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
announces its eighth national competition for
Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Awards (E/OMAA), which
last appeared in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 25, No.
13, April 26, 1996.  The award will have the dual purpose of
improving the quality of environmental/occupational medicine
curricula and of fostering graduate research careers in
environmental/occupational medicine.  For the purposes of the E/OMAA,
the term environmental/occupational medicine refers to the area of
medicine concerned with the development of knowledge and the
application of knowledge directed at the diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention of adverse human health effects from
environmental/occupational exposures to toxic agents.  This includes
adverse health effects in infants, children, and adults who are at
risk of developing such health problems and the reduction of
preventable complications or disability in persons of all ages who
have already developed such diseases.
 
HEALTH 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 PA,
Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Award, is related to the
priority area of environmental health.  Potential applicants may
obtain a copy of "Health People 2000" (Full Report:  Stock No.
017-001-00474-0 or Summary Report:  Stock No. 017-001-00473-1)
through the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,
Washington, DC 20402-9325 (telephone 202-512-1800).
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 
Applications may be submitted by domestic, for-profit and non-profit
organizations, public and private.  Racial/ethnic minority
individuals, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
apply as Principal Investigators.
 
Only schools of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and its
possessions or territories are eligible to compete for E/OMAA for a
project period that does not exceed five years and, to receive the
Award once only.
 
MECHANISM OF SUPPORT
 
The mechanism of support for this activity will be for the academic
career award (K07).
 
RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
 
The NIEHS initiated the E/OMAA Program to provide a stimulus for
development of an environmental/occupational medicine curriculum in
those schools that do not have one, and to strengthen and improve the
environmental/occupational medicine curriculum in schools that do.
Awards provide support to applicant faculty members for their
educational development and for implementation or expansion of the
curriculum in environmental/occupational medicine.
 
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.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
 
Applications are to be submitted on the grant application form PHS
398 (rev. 5/95).  Applications kits are available at most
institutional offices of sponsored research and may be obtained from
the Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources,
National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7910,
Bethesda, MD 20892-7910, telephone 301/435-0714, email:
ASKNIH@odrockm1.od.nih.gov.  The PHS 398 Application Kit can also be
found on the NIH Home Page on the Internet at
http://www.nih.gov/grants/phs398/phs398.html.
 
The application receipt date is July 15, 1997.
 
The completed original application and five legible copies must be
sent or delivered to:
 
DIVISION OF RESEARCH GRANTS
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
6701 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE - MSC 7710
BETHESDA, MD  20892-7710
BETHESDA, MD  20817 (for express/courier service)
 
REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS
 
Applications will be reviewed by a special study section of the
NIEHS, and all will receive a written critique.  Following the
review, the applications will receive a second-level review by the
National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.
 
In the review process, applications will be evaluated for evidence of
commitment by both the sponsoring institution and the sponsoring
department or division to the accomplishment of the objectives of the
award, as well as the qualification, interest, and commitment of the
candidate to undertake the responsibility for implementing a high
quality environmental/occupational medicine curriculum.  Additional
criteria and other important information are included in the program
guidelines available from NIEHS program staff.
 
AWARD CRITERIA
 
Applications will compete for available funds with all other approved
applications in the Career (K) category assigned to the NIEHS.  The
following will be considered in making funding decisions: quality of
the proposed project as determined by peer review, availability of
funds, and program priority.
 
INQUIRIES
 
Inquiries are encouraged.  The opportunity to clarify any issues of
questions from potential applicants is welcome.  Program Guidelines
for the E/OMAA are essential to develop a competitive application and
must be obtained.
 
Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to:
 
Annette G. Kirshner, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233, MD 3-02
104 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-0488
FAX:  (919) 541-2843
Email:  kirshner@niehs.nih.gov
 
Direct inquiries regarding fiscal matters to:
 
David L. Mineo
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233, MD 2-01
104 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-1373
FAX:  (919) 541-2860
Email:  mineo@niehs.nih.gov
 
AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS
 
This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance No. 93.894.  Awards are made under authorization of the
Public Health Service Act, Title IV, Part A (Public Law 78-410, as
amended by Public Law 99-158, 42 USC 241 and 285) and administered
under PHS grants policies and Federal Regulations 42 CFR 52 and 45
CFR Part 74.  This program is not subject to the intergovernmental
review requirements of Executive Order 12372 or 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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