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September 2009 Issue

September 1, 2009

In This Issue:

Sept. 25, 2009

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1. Two New Brochures Available from NINR

2. The NINR Summer Genetics Institute

3. The CANS Special Topic Conference

4. NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator, and Transformative R01 Initiatives

5. Upcoming Meeting — Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research: Methodological and Technological Innovation in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

6. The Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference 

7. Current Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices


1. Two New Brochures Available from NINR

Palliative Care Brochure cover

"Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You’re Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness" 

This 14-page brochure helps to answer common questions from patients and their loved ones such as:

  • What is palliative care?
  • Who is it for?
  • What are its benefits?
  • How will I pay for it?

The brochure is available online at: www.ninr.nih.gov/newsandinformation/publications/palliative-care-brochure.

The brochure is copyright-free and may be downloaded and reproduced without charge. Printer files are available on request for organizations that wish to reprint a co-branded version of the brochure. You are welcome to use the material in part or in whole, but may not make any changes or alterations other than adding your organization’s brand/logo.

NINR provides up to 25 complementary print copies of the brochure. For quantities greater than 25, requestors must supply a shipping account number (e.g., FedEx, UPS, USPS) with their order. There is no charge for the brochures, but shipping costs for quantities greater than 25 will be charged to the requestor’s account. To order print copies, please email info@ninr.nih.gov or call 301-496-0207.

"Research Training Grants & Opportunities"

Research Training Brochure cover

This 10-page brochure provides an overview of the various mechanisms offered through NINR for pre– and postdoctoral research training, as well as research career development.

To view all currently available NINR publications, please visit:

http://www.ninr.nih.gov/newsandinformation/publications.

Free print copies of these publications are available upon request. Please e-mail info@ninr.nih.gov, or call NINR at (301) 496-0207.

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2. The NINR Summer Genetics Institute

Stock Image Genetics Training

The NINR Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) is an intensive program featuring lecture and hands-on laboratory training designed to provide graduate students, nursing faculty, and advanced practice nurses with a foundation in molecular genetics for use in research and clinical practice.

Change is coming in 2010. We are pleased to announce that NINR will continue to sponsor the program on the NIH campus. However, the SGI will be administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH as one of their Bio-Trac Courses, taught by active scientists. Also, the program will be shortened from two months to one, awarding eight hours of graduate-level college credit.

The online application is now available. For application instructions and more information, please visit:

http://www.ninr.nih.gov/training/trainingopportunitiesintramural/summergeneticsinstitute.

Application due date for the Summer 2010 SGI: December 31, 2009

The brochure for the 2010 SGI is available at: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/sgibrochure.

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3. The CANS Special Topic Conference

CANS Conference Logo

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) Special Topic conference will be held on October 14, 2009, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. This year’s theme is “Technology, Genetics and Beyond: Research Methodologies of the Future.”

The conference will feature a Networking Breakfast Session from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m., open to all conference attendees. There will also be a “Lunch with NINR Update from Dr. Grady,” along with an NINR pre- and post-doctoral research poster session. These sessions will offer excellent networking opportunities, as well as promote NINR training opportunities and highlight the scientific productivity of NINR-funded research projects.

For more information, please visit: www.nursingscience.org.

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4. NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator, and Transformative R01 Initiatives

NIH welcomes proposals for the 2010 NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards. Both programs are part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (https://commonfund.nih.gov/) and support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative, potentially high-impact approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Pioneer Awards provide up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years and are open to scientists at any career stage. New Innovator Awards provide up to $1.5 million in direct costs over the same period and are for early stage investigators (ESI) who have not received an NIH regular research (R01) or similar NIH grant.

NIH expects to make at least 7 Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in September 2010. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.

The deadline for submitting Pioneer Award applications is October 20, 2009. Please see the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-09-010) and https://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer/index for more information. For questions on the Pioneer Awards, please contact: pioneer@nih.gov.

The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is October 27, 2009. Please see the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-09-011) and https://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator/index for more information.

For questions on the New Innovator awards, please contact: newinnovator@nih.gov.

The Transformative R01 (T-R01) supports exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.

Please check http://commonfund.nih.gov/TRA/ for more information about the program and upcoming funding opportunities.

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5. Upcoming Meeting — Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research: Methodological and Technological Innovation in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

An upcoming meeting at NIH, “Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research: Methodological and Technological Innovation in the Behavioral and Social Sciences,” will showcase the work of various NIH grantees under the Interdisciplinary Research theme of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research whose work incorporates the behavioral and social sciences.

Road Map Conference Illustration

This meeting is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. This meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Date: October 8, 2009

Time: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, in Bethesda, MD 20852.

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6. The Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorder’s Conference: A Scientific Conference on the Impact of Military Service on Family and Caregivers.

The conference will focus on the impact of trauma spectrum disorders (TSDs) on military and veteran families and caregivers across deployment, homecoming, and reintegration. The conference will examine the needs of families and caregivers in support of military and veterans with TSD, factors related to family functioning and reintegration, and effective approaches that facilitate treatment of trauma disorders and services to families and caregivers, paying particular attention to gender and health disparities. Next steps will be developed for addressing research concerns identified at the conference.

There is no fee for attending the conference.

Date: December 10, 2009

Time: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD

For questions, please contact: traumaspectrumdisorders@experient-inc.com.

Phone: (703) 525-8333 ext. 3329

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7. Current Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices

All current NINR Funding Opportunity Announcements, including Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Program Announcements (PAs), as well as Notices of interest from NIH, are available on the NINR web site at:

http://www.ninr.nih.gov/researchandfunding/dea/oep/fundingopportunities.

These items can also be found in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html.

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