News from NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH)

E-Newsletter: February 3, 2011

In this Issue:
1. Funding Opportunity News
2. NIDCR News
3. NIH News
4. NIDCR Science Advances

 


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NEWS

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Clinical Research/Clinical Trials

Title

NIH
Guide

PA
Number

NIDCR Contact

Expiration
Date

Pathophysiology and Clinical Studies of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (R21)

Also see Teeth and Bone
12/22/10

PAR-11-083

Jane Atkinson
301-435-7908

Lillian Shum
301-594-0618

1/08/14
Pathophysiology and Clinical Studies of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (R01)

Also see Teeth and Bone
12/22/10 PAR-11-082 Jane Atkinson
301-435-7908

Lillian Shum
301-594-0618

1/08/14

Gene Studies

Title

NIH
Guide

PA
Number

NIDCR Contact

Expiration
Date

Genetic Susceptibility & Variability of Human Structural Birth Defects (R01) 12/22/10

PA-11-085

Steven Scholnick
301-594-3977

1/08/14


Research Mechanisms


 

Title

NIH
Guide

PA
Number

NIDCR Contact

Expiration
Date

NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25) 12/02/10

PAR-11-050

 

Kevin Hardwick
301-594-2765 

9/07/12


Small Business

Title

NIH
Guide

PA
Number

NIDCR Contact

Expiration
Date

PHS 2011-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) 1/24/11 PA-11-097 R. Dwayne Lunsford
301-594-2421
1/08/12
PHS 2011-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) 1/24/11

PA-11-096

R. Dwayne Lunsford
301-594-2421

1/08/12


Teeth and Bone

Title

NIH
Guide

PA
Number

NIDCR Contact

Expiration
Date

Pathophysiology and Clinical Studies of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (R21)

Also see Clinical Research/Clinical Trials
12/22/10

PAR-11-083

Jane Atkinson
301-435-7908

Lillian Shum
301-594-0618

1/08/14
Pathophysiology and Clinical Studies of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (R01)

Also see Clinical Research/Clinical Trials
12/22/10 PAR-11-082 Jane Atkinson
301-435-7908

Lillian Shum
301-594-0618

1/08/14




REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS

Behavioral/Social Science Research


 

Title

NIH
Guide

RFA 
Number

NIDCR Contact

Application Receipt Date

Research on Research Integrity (R21) 12/17/10 RFA-ES-11-004 Melissa Riddle
301-451-3888
3/04/11

Clinical Research/Clinical Trials

Title

NIH
Guide

RFA 
Number

NIDCR Contact

Application Receipt Date

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (SI2) 2/02/11 RFA-OD-11-001

Kevin Hardwick
301-594-2765 

Jim Melvin
301-402-1706

4/04/11


Neurobiology/Pain

Title

NIH
Guide

RFA 
Number

NIDCR Contact

Application Receipt Date

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Short Courses in Neurotherapeutics Development (R25) 12/08/10 RFA-NS-12-001 John Kusiak
301-594-7984
4/11/11


NIH Roadmap

Title

NIH
Guide

RFA 
Number

NIDCR Contact

Application Receipt Date

Production of Affinity Reagents for Human Transcription Factors (U54) 12/03/10 RFA-RM-10-017 Penny Burgoon
301-594-4825
2/04/11
Technology Development for New Affinity Reagents Against the Human Proteome (U54) 12/03/10 RFA-RM-10-018 Penny Burgoon
301-594-4825
2/04/11




NOTICES

 

Title

NIH
Guide

Notice Number

2011 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Scottsdale, Arizona: Registration Open 1/24/11 NOT-OD-11-038
Non-Competing Grant Awards under the Current Continuing Resolution 1/21/11 NOT-OD-11-037
Advanced Notice of Change in Policy on the Submission of Letters of Reference for Kirschstein-NRSA Fellowship (F) and Career Development (K) Applications 1/20/11 NOT-OD-11-036
NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications 1/13/11 NOT-OD-11-035
NIA Requests Information on Anticipated Needs for the Mutant Mouse Aging Colony 1/10/11 NOT-AG-11-002
Notice of Correction to RFA-ES-11-004: Research on Research Integrity (R21) 1/07/11 NOT-ES-11-004
Implementation of Federal Financial Report - Upcoming Mandatory Use of the Federal Financial Report System in the eRA Commons Beginning February 1, 2011 1/04/11 NOT-OD-11-017
Request for Information for Scientific Issues to be Explored at an Upcoming "Imaging in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Workshop" to be sponsored by the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) Interagency Working Group 1/03/11 NOT-EB-11-001
Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for NIH-HMO Collaboratory Coordinating Center Limited Competition (U54) 1/03/11 NOT-RM-11-005
Notice of Correction for RFA-RM-10-020 - Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)   12/21/10 NOT-RM-11-006
Notice for Suspension of Competition for PAR-10-219, AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) (D43) for the FY 2012 Funding Cycle 12/13/10 NOT-TW-11-005
Notice for Suspension of Competition for PAR-10-218, Phase II International Implementation, Clinical, Operational, and Health Services Research Training Award for AIDS and Tuberculosis (U2R) for the FY 2012 Funding Cycle  12/13/10 NOT-TW-11-004
Pre-Solicitation Announcement: The Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program  12/10/10 NOT-OD-11-030
Notice of Instructions for Potential Applicants to Access LINCS Data for (RFA-RM-10-004 and RFA-RM-10-005) for Advanced Technologies for Detection of Perturbation-Induced Cellular Signatures (U01) and Computational Tool Development and Integrative Data Analysis for LINCS (U01) 12/10/10 NOT-RM-11-004
Reminder: Beginning January 1, 2011, the NIH will Require Use of xTrain for the Electronic Submission of Appointment Forms and/or Termination Notices for Institutional Research Training and Career Awards, Individual Fellowships and Research Education Awards 12/08/10 NOT-OD-11-026
New Page Limits for NIH Individual Career Development (K) Award Applications: Due Dates After January 7, 2011 12/07/10 NOT-OD-11-027
Notice of Availability of Revised Data Tables for Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Training Grant Applications 12/02/10 NOT-OD-11-025
Correction: Reminder of Policies Affecting Submission of NIH Grant Applications for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2011 12/02/10 NOT-OD-11-023
Reminder: Policies Affecting Submission of NIH Grant Applications for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2011 11/24/10 NOT-OD-11-021


 

NIDCR NEWS

Congressionally Mandated Report on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education
NIDCR is serving as the lead Institute in an NIH effort to convene an ad hoc committee with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to produce a congressionally mandated report on pain research, care, and education.  The committee will:

--Focus on the public health significance of pain
--Identify barriers to appropriate pain care and strategies to reduce such barriers
--Identify and discuss what scientific tools and technologies are available to advance basic, translational, and clinical pain research and improve the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of pain
--Explore strategies that can be employed to enhance training of pain researchers
--Discuss opportunities for public-private partnerships in the support and conduct of pain research, care, and education

An introductory meeting of the IOM Panel was held on November 22-23. A second meeting, focusing on data collection on pain at the federal level and opportunities for public-private partnerships, took place on January 4.  A third meeting will be held on February 8 and will include discussions on the basic science of pain and barriers to pain care.  All public meetings include the opportunity for public comment.  The report, due to Congress in the summer of 2011, will be a state-of-the-science document outlining the current status of pain research, pain care and pain care disparities, pain education, and future directions for pain research. 


In addition, NIDCR is serving as the NIH lead Institute in coordinating an Institute of Medicine conference on pain as mandated in the recently passed health care reform legislation.


2010 David E. Barmes Lecture Global Health Lecture Rescheduled 
Rajiv Shah, M.D.Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will discuss "Addressing Grand Challenges: The Role of Science in Global Health Development" when he presents the (rescheduled) 2010 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture on Tuesday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m.  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Masur Auditorium (Building 10) on the NIH campus.  It also will be videocast at:
http://videocast.nih.gov/ 
The USAID has provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for almost 50 years.  Recently, the agency unveiled a new approach that will support President Obama’s vision for high-impact global development, announced by the White House in September.  For more information see:
http://www.usaid.gov/unga/ppd.html
Also see Dr. Shah's biography:
http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/bios/bio_rshah.html 

Jointly sponsored by the NIDCR and the Fogarty International Center, the annual lecture series honors the late David E. Barmes, a longstanding World Health Organization employee, special expert for international health at NIDCR, and ardent spokesman for global health.  


NIH NEWS

NIH Proposes New National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
NIH is proposing the formation of a new Center focused on accelerating the development and delivery of new, more effective therapeutics. The Center is envisioned to be a tremendous resource for the entire translational science community. It would develop and offer innovative services and expertise in moving promising products through the development pipeline, as well as develop novel approaches to therapeutics development, stimulate new avenues for basic scientific discovery, and complement the strengths of existing NIH research activities.  The proposed Center would be formed initially by integrating selected translational research programs now located within the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), and the NIH Director’s Common Fund.  NIH hopes to have the reorganization take effect on October 1, 2011.  FAQs about the new Center are available at: 
http://feedback.nih.gov/index.php/faq-ncats/

Agenda Ideas Sought for Upcoming Tissue Engineering Workshop 
MATES logoThe Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) Interagency Working Group
, which is comprised of several federal research, regulatory, and funding agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, the NIH, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will sponsor a workshop in the Summer/Fall of 2011 to engage the research community in identifying gaps and opportunities for the development and use of imaging methods in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. A Request for Information (RFI) has been issued to solicit information that will be useful in developing the agenda for this workshop: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-11-001.html
Also see additional information about MATES:
http://www.tissueengineering.gov/


NIH to Offer New Clinical Research Opportunity
The NIH Clinical CenterNIH has launched a new program in conjunction with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation that will provide medical doctors with funding for patient-focused, clinical research projects. The goal is to bridge the widening gap between cutting-edge research and improved patient care.

The initiative, called the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, enables exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to first spend 5 to 7 years at the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest hospital dedicated to patient-oriented research, in Bethesda, MD.  Upon successful completion of this first stage, the scholars would be offered the opportunity to remain at the NIH as senior clinical research scientists or to apply for up to four years of independent financial support at a university or other external research institution.  See additional details about the program:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-11-001.html
http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2010/od-09.htm


NIGMS Director to Step Down
Jeremy Berg, Ph.D.Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) since 2003, is stepping down from his post to become associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.  He also will be a faculty member in the department of computational and systems biology at the university's School of Medicine.   Dr. Berg plans to leave in June 2011, at which point an acting director will be named if the search for a new director is still under way.  

 


NIDCR SCIENCE ADVANCES
 


Balancing Offense and Defense
Deferred antagonism assayScientists are now defining the bio-circuitry that powers some of the most destructive oral bacteria.  Here's an interesting case in point.




LIPS and Saliva
Salivary collectionResearchers recently used saliva to test whether an experimental technique called LIPS could diagnose Sjögren’s syndrome.  See how the technique fared.
  





Building a Better Database
Neighbor-joining treeWhat does it take to compile a comprehensive database of the human oral microbiome?  Read about how the challenges are giving way to progress.


 

 

 

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