Notice Number: NOT-NS-08-021 - (See Notice NOT-NS-08-023 Notice of Deadline Extension for Request for Information)
Release Date: June 25, 2008
Response Due By: August 8, 2008
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) http://www.ninds.nih.gov
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) http://www.nigms.nih.gov/
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) http://www.niaid.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) http://www.niddk.nih.gov
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) issued by the NIH Emergency Medicine Roundtable Steering Committee on behalf of the NIH Task Force on Research in the Emergency Setting. The information requested, meant to ascertain the needs of the field of Emergency Medicine Research, will be collected by various Institute/Center staff in preparation for a series of Roundtables on Emergency Medicine Research.
In response to a set of 2006 reports from the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health Care System, NIH began to review its research and research training opportunities relevant to acute illness in the pre-hospital and Emergency Department (ED) setting. The NIH Task Force on Research in the Emergency Setting, created to facilitate the coordination of emergency care research across the NIH, felt that discussions between pertinent Institutes/Centers and key individuals in the emergency medicine and related medical research communities would help to delineate both barriers to and opportunities for research in this area. To this end, the NIH is planning a series of roundtable meetings with experts in the field of emergency medicine research for the summer and early fall of 2008. Specifically, the roundtables will focus on three broadly defined areas: trauma (including spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury), neurological and psychiatric emergencies (including stroke, epilepsy, suicidality, psychosis, etc.), and surgical and medical emergencies (including non-traumatic emergencies that require surgery, sepsis and septicemia, infectious diseases, anaphylaxis, organ failure, etc). The participation of special populations (such as children, pregnant women, the elderly, individuals unable to provide consent, etc.) in emergency medicine research and their specific needs and considerations will be addressed within the framework of each roundtable.
This RFI is meant to solicit input from the greater extramural research community, scientific and medical organizations, Federal Agencies, and other interested parties well-versed in the areas of emergency medicine to help identify crucial needs, gaps, and roadblocks in emergency medicine research. Responses to this RFI will be provided in advance to roundtable participants and will help inform and complement their assessment of the field and the identification of specific, achievable goals that have the potential to advance and transform the field overall. This RFI is for planning purposes only, and should not be construed as a solicitation for applications or proposals and/or as an obligation in any way on the part of the United States Federal Government.
The mission of NIH is to support biomedical discoveries that will improve health and save lives. The NIH seeks input about challenges and opportunities in emergency medicine that fall within this general research mission. The scope of emergency medicine being considered is defined as beginning with an event, disease, or condition that causes an individual to seek care in an ED setting and ending with departure from the ED (either by admission to another hospital department or through discharge from the ED).
The NIH Emergency Medicine Roundtable Steering Committee would like input on the following questions:
Research and Research Infrastructure:
Training and Collaboration:
Responses must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at: http://messageboards.ninds.nih.gov/rfi/rfi.aspx, and will be accepted through August 8th, 2008. Replies to individual questions are optional, and the site will permit anonymous responses. The information provided will be analyzed and may appear in various reports.
Specific questions about this RFI should be directed to the contact listed below:
Scott D. Somers, Ph.D. (trauma)
Ramona Hicks, Ph.D. (neurotrauma)
Neurological and Psychiatric Emergencies Roundtable:
Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D. (neurological emergencies)
Jane Pearson, Ph.D. (psychiatric emergencies)
Surgical and Medical Emergencies Roundtable:
Jukka Korpela, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeffrey Kopp, M.D.
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