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Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required) (PA-18-345)


Contacts and Special Interests

Release Date: November 3, 2017
Expiration Date: January 8, 2021

R01 Clinical Trial Required Participating Institutes and Centers   

  • NIH Institutes and Centers that accept Investigator-Initiated R01 applications in response to the Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required Announcement  - (PA-18-345)NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NHGRI, NIMH, NIMHD, NINDS, NINR, NCCIH
  • NIH Institutes and Centers that only accept Investigator-Initiated R01 applications proposing mechanistic clinical trials in response to the Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required Announcement PA-18-345):  NIAMS, NHLBI, NCCIH, NINDS,  NIMH 
  • NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT ACCEPT applications in response to the Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required Announcement but ONLY accept R01 applications proposing clinical trial(s) in response to their specific funding opportunity announcements: NCI, NEI, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK (PA-18-330), NLM, FIC, NCATS
NIH Institute and Center Contacts and Scientific Research Areas of Interest
NIH Institute or Center ContactsScientific/Research Contact
Institute/Center Specific Information
Financial or Grants Management Contact 
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)NCCIH Program contacts, listed by program portfolio, may be found at: Carow
Telephone: 301-594 3788  
Email: CarowS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-496-7531
Deanna L. Ingersoll
Telephone: 301-435-7858
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 

Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH, Director
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
Telephone: 202-450-9015

Katie Kavounis, MPH, Clinical Trials Specialist
Office of Clinical Research Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
Telephone: 301-594-1369

James P. Kiley, Ph.D., Director
Division of Lung Diseases
Telephone: 301-435-0202

George A. Mensah, MD, FACC, Director
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS)
Telephone: 301-435-0422

Anthony Agresti
Telephone: 301-827-8014

National Institute on Aging (NIA)Robin A. Barr, D. Phil.
Telephone: 301-496-9322
Linda Whipp
Telephone: 301-496-1472
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research 
Gregory Bloss
Telephone: 301-443-3865

Division of Medications Development Research
Joanne B. Fertig, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-443-0635

Division of Metabolism and Health Effects 
Dale Hereld, M.D., Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-443-0912

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-451-7319

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism encourages interested applicants to read the NIAAA Major Initiatives and to contact the Scientific/Research staff listed above before submitting an application. Although not required, applicants may submit a letter of intent to that includes the following information:

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • Name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s) of the PD(s)/PI(s)
  • Names of other key personnel
  • Participating institution(s)
  • Number and title of this funding opportunity 
Judy Fox
Telephone: 301-443-4704
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Ellen Goldmuntz, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-627-3502

Mr. Martin Gutierrez
Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-292-4844    

Shy Shorer, M.D.
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-627-3371

For general information about NIAID support of R01 applications, e-mail

Laura Pone
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-669-2951
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)For information regarding NIAMS supported scientific areas/programs and contacts, please see: Jones
Telephone: 301-435-0610
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-827-5844
Pam Fleming
Telephone: 301-253-8729
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 

Bonnie Joubert, Ph.D.
Telephone: 919-541-7667

Bryann Benton
Telephone:  919-323-5577
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 


NIGMS supports research in the following clinical research areas:
Trauma, Peri-operative and Burn Injury, Wound Healing

Scott D. Somers, Ph.D.

Sarah E. Dunsmore, Ph.D.
Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Pain
Alison E. Cole, Ph.D.
Additional information is available on the NIGMS website on Clinical Studies and Trials.  

Contacts for other research areas at NIGMS are at:

 Lisa Moeller

Telephone: 301-594-3914
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 

NIMH Program Staff contacts
Also see Division web pages (below).

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Division web pages:
·  Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)
·  Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development (DATR)
·  Division of Developmental Translational Research
·  Division of AIDS Research (DAR)
·  Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

Rebecca Claycamp, M.S., C.R.A.
Telephone: 301-443-2811
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Basic and applied biomedical research on minority health and health disparities:
Nishadi Rajapakse, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Telephone: 301-496-4338

Social, behavioral, health services, and policy research on minority health and health disparities:
Jennifer Alvidrez, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-594-9567

For further information on NIMHD Extramural Research Programs, please see:

Priscilla Grant, J.D.
Telephone: 301-594-8412
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Karrah Benson
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-3765

As announced in NOT-NS-18-011, NINDS only accepts clinical trial applications proposing mechanistic studies for the Clinical Trial Required Parent R01 (PA-18-345). Applications that include a prospective biomedical or behavioral research study of human subjects that is designed to answer specific questions about pharmacologic, behavioral, biologic, surgical, or device interventions should be submitted to an NINDS clinical trial-specific funding announcement (listed on the NINDS website at Applicants are strongly advised to consult with NINDS program staff prior to submitting an application with human subjects to determine the appropriate funding opportunity. 


James E. Washington, M.Ed.
Telephone: 301-496-7449
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)NINR Program Staff contacts, listed by content area, may be found at:
Brian Albertini
Telephone: 301-594-6869