RELEASE DATE:  June 2, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-03-045

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

In response to requests from applicants, reviewers, members of working 
groups, and others the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has 
designated descriptive names and acronyms for study sections that 
previously were identified only by the Integrated Review Group (IRG) 
title and a number.  For example, "Brain Disorders and Clinical 
Neuroscience Study Section 3" (BDCN-3) is now "Cell Death and Injury in 
Neurodegeneration Study Section" (CDIN).  These names/acronyms are 
being used for applications received on or after May 1, 2003.  The 
following IRGs are involved:

    AIDS and Related Research (AARR)
    Behavioral and Biobehavioral Processes (BBBP)
    Health of the Population (HOP) formerly Social Sciences, Nursing, 
        Epidemiology and Methods (SNEM)
    Risk Prevention and Health Behavior (RPHB)
    Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN) 
    Integrative, Functional, and Cognitive Neuroscience (IFCN)
    Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Neuroscience (MDCN)

Reviewer membership and the review focus of these IRGs and their study 
sections have not changed.  If the name/acronym in the notification of 
assignment or change of assignment letter is unfamiliar, you may wish 
to check the following url: .

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