Notice of Participation of Additional NIH Components in PAR-15-292 " Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)"

Notice Number: NOT-TW-15-004

Key Dates
Release Date:   August 26, 2015 

Related Announcements
PAR-15-292    

Issued by
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Purpose

This Notice is to inform potential applicants that additional NIH components will participate on Program Announcement PAR-15-292 and to detail additional interest of NHGRI.

The following changes have been made to reflect the participation of NIDCR, NINDS and ORWH in this FOA and to detail additional interest of NHGRI:

Part 1. Overview Information

Components of Participating Organizations
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Part 2. Section 1. Funding Opportunity Description

Interests of Participating NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices:

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is interested in applications from individuals pursuing careers as researchers in the area of the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics research or the use of genetics in clinical settings.  The specific research topic proposed should apply across a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions and should not be specific to just one disease, except to the extent that a particular disease may serve as a model with broader applicability.  Examples of topics appropriate for exploration can be found on the ELSI Research Priorities website at: http://www.genome.gov/27543732. NHGRI may also support applications from individuals who are developing methods and research resources that support, or are conducting basic and translational research in: genomic sciences, informatics, implementation of genomics in clinical care (genomic medicine), and cost-effectiveness of genomic interventions.  The specific research topic proposed should apply across a broad spectrum of diseases and health conditions and should not be specific to just one disease, except to the extent that a particular disease may serve as a model with broader applicability.  Projects that capitalize on unique opportunities to use, as models, diseases and conditions that are more difficult to study in the U.S. because of prevalence or other factors will be considered.  Examples of such conditions might include, but are not limited to, sickle cell disease and thalassemias, apoA associated kidney disease, and severe adverse drug reactions with higher frequency outside the U.S., such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is interested in applications with a research focus on dental, oral, or craniofacial conditions that occur more frequently in the LMIC or are of a high public health burden; research addressing health disparities in dental, oral, or craniofacial conditions; and research to achieve national or regional goals in oral and dental health such as those articulated by the World Health Organization. Examples include, but are not limited to: working with local communities to establish the best means of delivering preventive oral health care; establishing successful approaches to deliver fluoride to a local population, particularly in areas without potable water; studying oral pre-malignant lesions associated with betel nut use; and studying the interplay of genes and environment in dental, oral, or craniofacial health by leveraging environments specific to the country. The program and these topics are responsive to goals 2, 3, and 4 of the NIDCR Strategic Plan (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/ResearchPriorities/StrategicPlan/).

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is interested in supporting mechanistic, epidemiological, prevention, translational and clinical research across the spectrum of neurological, neuromuscular and neurovascular diseases and disorders in all ages. In addition to prevalent neurological disorders and stroke, NINDS is also interested in supporting research in areas of rare and neglected neurological diseases that are relevant to the Low- or Middle-Income Countries (NINDS Disorder Index http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm).

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) mission is to improve the health of women, and has made strides in doing so by ensuring that women and diverse populations are included in all clinical studies, sex and gender influences in health and disease are explored, and that women have the opportunity to advance in biomedical careers. ORWH will assess applications for their ability to directly fulfill the goals 4.0 and 6.0 of the NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research, which can be found at: http://orwh.od.nih.gov/research/strategicplan/ORWH_StrategicPlan2020_Vol1.pdf.

Section VII. Agency Contacts

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.

Scientific/Research Contacts:

Jean E. McEwen, J.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Telephone: 301-402-4997
Email: mcewenj@mail.nih.gov

Jeff Schloss, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Telephone: 301-496-7531
Email: schlossj@exchange.nih.gov

Lynn King, Ph.D.
National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: 301-594-5006
Email: Lynn.King@nih.gov

Claudia S. Moy, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-9135
Email: moyc@ninds.nih.gov

Jennifer Plank-Blazinet, Ph.D.
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
Telephone: 301-496-8931
Email: Jennifer.plank@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)
Diana Rutberg
National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: 301-504-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov

Tijuanna E. DeCoster, PhD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-9231
Email: decostert@mail.nih.gov

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Christine Jessup, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Telephone: 301-496-1653
Email: Christine.Jessup@nih.gov