Notice of Clarification of Eligibility in RFA-HD-16-019 "Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network (UG1)"

Notice Number: NOT-HD-15-015

Key Dates
Release Date:   April 2, 2015

Related Announcements
RFA-HD-16-019 

Issued by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to change the language in Section III. Eligibility Information, 1. Eligible Applicants, Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator) in RFA-HD-16-019 "Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network (UG1)".

Part 2. Section III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants (Program Director/Principal Investigator)

The third paragraph currently reads:
PD(s)/PI(s) for the Clinical Centers must be board certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians. For single-PD/PI applications, the PD/PI will be designated as the Clinical Center Director. For multiple PD/PI applications, the Clinical Center Director designation will go to the Contact PD/PI who will serve as the voting member of the Steering Committee. The application must identify a board certified maternal-fetal medicine physician who can serve as an Alternate PD/PI and be able to provide Clinical Center leadership in the absence of the Clinical Center Director. The Alternate PD/PI may be one of the named PD(s)/PI(s) on a multiple PD/PI application.

This paragraph has been modified to read:
PD(s)/PI(s) for the Clinical Centers should either be maternal-fetal medicine physicians certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty; or should provide evidence of previous certification(s) by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty;  or in maternal fetal medicine by similar non-United States certifying entities as may be applicable; or provide descriptions of  training, experience, research and publication history, and leadership so as to be widely recognized as academic maternal fetal medicine physicians. The person designated as the Alternate PD/PI should meet the same criteria as the PD/PI as described in the preceding sentence. The Alternate PD/PI may be one of the named PD(s)/PI(s) on a multiple PD/PI application.  Qualifications should be listed in the corresponding investigator(s) biosketch. 

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Menachem Miodovnik, MD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-496-5575
Email: menachem.miodovnik@nih.gov