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VOLUME 40, NUMBER 43: August 22, 2003
Letter from President Kupchella
Chancellor Isaak accepts position as regional higher education compact president
Statement from President Kupchella
President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Sept. 17
New student orientation is Aug. 22-24
Computational chemistry seminar is Sept. 26
Doctoral examinations set for three candidates
New employee orientation sessions offered
University Senate meets Sept. 4
ND-SD joint EPSCoR conference planned in Fargo
IRB meets Sept. 5
Symphony auditions are Sept. 8
Psychology hosts annual conference
Holiday, fall hours listed

Kerber named associate dean of continuing education
Clint Bueling named student organization coordinator
Teaching newsletter available at reduced rate
New faculty mentors sought for Alice Clark program
Use new student assessment of teaching forms
Departments asked to take part in wellness promotion
Please share these reminders with students
“Volunteer Bridge” connects students and volunteer opportunities
Student employment information provided
GSA position open at MSS
Do not make personal long-distance calls on UND networks
Health promotion training offered through UND
Drive carefully, park in assigned lots
Nursing center offers home visits to expectant parents
Accounting services has new fax number
Wilkerson area bike path is open
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 9-18
Yoga classes begin Sept. 4
Denim Day is last Wednesday of month
Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies
Protein and bone health
Minerals and bone health
Broccoli/selenium study

June grant recipients named
DEPSCoR pre-proposals due Sept. 3
Preproposal deadlines set for upcoming funding opportunities
Research, grant opportunities listed


Letter from President Kupchella

Welcome Back!

I know that many faculty, staff, and students worked right here at UND through the entire summer, but it is an annual source of excitement for all of us to have the whole group of faculty, staff, and students back on campus at the beginning of a new school year. Once again, we will be hosting the largest group of students in the history of the University. If our orientation sessions this summer are any indication at all, we will have a very large and enthusiastic group of new freshmen here and ready to learn. The continuing surge in our enrollment gives the University a very nice “buzz.” With this buzz comes the responsibility to make sure that all of our students are well served. Please make an extra effort to welcome all of the new faculty and staff, as well as students, to our campus.

Once again, because of the work of the folks in buildings and grounds, the campus is in outstanding shape and has looked spectacular all summer long. There will, as usual, be a number of new construction and renovation projects under way on campus again this year, but the disruption should be relatively minimal.

I will be giving the annual State of the University Address on September 17. I invite all of you to come and take part in the celebration of our success as a University and to consider the positive challenges that we face in the year coming up.

My best wishes to all for a smooth beginning to the new year and a profoundly successful academic year.

Charles E. Kupchella


Chancellor Isaak accepts position as regional higher education compact president

North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Isaak Tuesday announced he has accepted a position as president of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. He will assume the full-time position sometime between November 2003 and the end of the year.

“I’m very excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as president of MHEC, but this has been a very difficult decision for my wife Ruth and me because we have deep roots in North Dakota,” Isaak said. “One of the exciting aspects of this position is that I will be working for a very forward-thinking organization that works on innovative solutions to higher education issues affecting the entire region, including North Dakota.”

Isaak, 52, a Drake, N.D., native and University of North Dakota graduate, became chancellor of the University System in 1994 after serving as vice chancellor for administrative and student affairs from 1984 to 1994 and as co-interim chancellor for four months in 1994. Prior to joining the University System, he worked for the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget and the North Dakota Legislative Council. In total, Isaak has dedicated nearly 30 years of his career to state service.
As chancellor, he has guided the hiring of seven of the 10 current college and university presidents, development of the groundbreaking 2001 “flexibility with accountability” legislation for the University System, implementation of a highly successful workforce training system, a significant expansion of distance education and collaborative program offerings, major improvements in course transfer among campuses, the offering of dual credit courses to high school students and significant major capital expansion projects on the campuses. The system also currently is experiencing record enrollments. Isaak has been chancellor during a time when significant partnerships have been developed through a renewed emphasis on working closely with the private sector.

He is the second longest-serving CEO of a statewide higher education system and is a past president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) organization and a current commissioner for MHEC as well as the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE).

MHEC is an organization of 10 states (including North Dakota) dedicated to advancing higher education through interstate cooperation, resource sharing and service to 855 public and private non-profit colleges and universities in the 10 states. MHEC oversees and sponsors a variety of collaborative programs for student exchanges, administrative cost savings, policy research and analysis, technology advancements and educational innovations. Its offices are located in Minneapolis, on the campus of the University of Minnesota. In addition to North Dakota, MHEC member states include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The compact is governed by a commission that represents the legislative and executive branches of state government and higher education systems and institutions. Isaak said his blend of experience during a 30-year career in North Dakota state government and higher education attracted him to the position since he will be working with governors, legislators and higher education officials and students. He also said the move allows Ruth and him to be closer to their children, one of whom lives in Minneapolis.

The State Board of Higher Education will consider its options in the hiring of a new chancellor, said Richard Kunkel, president of the State Board of Higher Education.


Statement from President Kupchella

President Kupchella was traveling with UND's annual new faculty tour, but called in this statement.

This announcement caught me completely by surprise. My first thought is to wish Larry well in his future plans, and to express the University’s appreciation to him for the contributions he has made to higher education in North Dakota. His tenure as chancellor has included many challenges as our state moved to a system of higher education rather than a collection of separate campuses. The great majority of these challenges have been overcome. Larry’s work with the Legislature in creating the Round Table Report already is regarded as truly historic. Flexibility with accountability has given the campuses the tools to better manage their dollars and to plan realistically for the future. Larry has made us proud to call him a graduate of the University of North Dakota and we’re sure he’ll continue to do so in the future.

On a personal level, Larry Isaak was instrumental in convincing me to come to North Dakota, a career move I regard four years later as the best of my life. Thank you Larry.


President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Sept. 17

President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State of the University” address and convene a meeting of the University Council at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

events to note

New student orientation is Aug. 22-24

Enrollment Services will welcome new undergraduate students at new student orientation Aug. 22-24. We anticipate more transfer and freshmen students than we’ve ever had before. A detailed schedule of events is available at http://www.und.edu/orientation/ and any questions can be handled by Rochelle Bollman at 777-4463 or rochelle_bollman@mail.und.nodak.edu.

You are invited to participate at any time during the weekend; we welcome your volunteer assistance. Contact Rochelle directly. Thanks in advance for helping make orientation a positive experience for these incoming students and their families as they make the transition to University life.

– Kenton Pauls, director of Enrollment Services.


Computational chemistry seminar is Sept. 26

Lou Massa, ASEE Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Naval Research Lab (NRL) and professor of chemistry and physics at the City University of New York (CUNY), has been invited by the chemistry department to present a seminar Friday, Sept. 26, at noon in 148 Abbott Hall. Dr. Massa has received the Hunter College president’s award for excellence in research and the Naval Research Lab’s Berman award for outstanding science paper. He has received grants from the NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA and IBM. His teaching experience includes doctoral courses in X-ray crystallography, quantum chemistry, quantum physics, electrodynamics, group theory, advanced quantum mechanics, theory of potential scattering, X-ray physics and computational chemistry.

– Chemistry department.


Doctoral examinations set for three candidates

The final examination for Shannon T. Woulfe, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is “The Relationship Between Personality and the Experience of Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Therapy.” James Antes (psychology) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Krislea E. Wegner, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling, is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “Bias in Parenting Roles: Analysis of Gender and Socioeconomic Status.” Cindy Juntunen-Smith (counseling) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Rhonda R. Schwartz, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is “A Systemic Investigation: Developing a Guide to North Dakota Legal Research for the Educator and Citizen.” Donald Lemon (educational leadership) is the committee chair.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.


New employee orientation sessions offered

The new employee orientation program is held weekly. All new employees – faculty, staff, students, full-time, part-time, and temporary employees – should attend the first orientation session offered after their first work day. If they are unable to attend the first session, they should attend a later session. The schedule of orientation sessions through September follows.

All will be held in 305 Twamley Hall.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.

If you have any questions regarding the orientation program, please contact me.

– Joy Johnson, human resources, 777-4361.


University Senate meets Sept. 4

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the registrar’s office by noon Thursday, Aug. 21. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

The following are submission dates for agenda items for upcoming University Senate meetings:
Meeting date/agenda item due date
Oct. 2, 2003 / Sept. 18
Nov. 6, 2003 / Oct. 23
Dec. 4, 2003 / Nov. 20
Jan. 15, 2004 / Dec. 31
Feb. 5, 2004 / Jan. 22
March 4, 2004 / Feb. 19
April 1, 2004 / March 18
May 6, 2004 / April 22

– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.


ND-SD joint EPSCoR conference planned in Fargo

The fourth biennial joint ND-SD EPSCoR conference, “Regional Alliances for Research Initiatives” will be hosted at the Fargo Ramada Plaza Suites Friday, Sept. 5.

The plenary address will be given by Raymond L. Orbach, Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy, with introductions by U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan. The keynote address is “Technology Based Economic Development” by Chuck Wolfe of Claggett Wolfe Associates.

Program officers from NSF, DoD, and EPA will discuss funding opportunities in bio-complexity and materials sciences. There will be time for roundtable discussions with them and for one-on-one discussions during the poster session. The meeting is an opportunity to discuss research interests with colleagues from South Dakota. Natural resource managers from both states have been invited to participate to discuss future regional bio-complexity research initiatives with the university community.

Registration for this one-day conference is free via the web at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu. The deadline to register is Thursday, Aug. 28.

– David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.


IRB meets Sept. 5

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Aug. 26. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects were due in ORPD Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board.


Symphony auditions are Sept. 8

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for its 2003-2004 season on Monday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. All orchestral musicians may audition; there are immediate openings for the following: violin, viola, cello, bass, principal flute and oboe 2. Please call 777-3359 to schedule an appointment.

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony is a 95-year old regional orchestra performing a 5-concert series during the 2003-2004 season and serving communities within a 75-mile radius of the Grand Forks. Non-student musicians earn a modest service fee; out-of-town musicians are also reimbursed mileage.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Psychology hosts annual conference

The Department of Psychology is hosting the third annual Northern Lights Psychology conference Saturday, Oct. 18. This all-day conference, held on the third floor of the Memorial Union, will feature paper and poster presentations from students, faculty, and institutional researchers living in the Northern Plains. The conference will conclude with an invited 90-minute address in the Lecture Bowl by Philip Zimbardo from Stanford University, 2002 president of the American Psychological Association and narrator of the popular PBS-TV series, “Discovering Psychology.” The title of Dr. Zimbardo’s presentation is “The Psychology of Evil and the Politics of Fear.” He will also show the latest program in the Discovering Psychology series, “Cultural Psychology,” and avail himself at a question-and-answer session during a special morning session.
For more information about the conference, including paper and poster submissions, please see the web site, www.und.edu/dept/psychol/, or contact Doug Peters at douglas_peters@und.nodak.edu or 777-3648.

– Douglas Peters, professor of psychology.


Holiday, fall hours listed

Sept. 1 is Labor Day holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Sept. 1, will be observed as Labor Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. – John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Human Resources.

Chester Fritz Library:
Labor Day hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday, Aug. 30, closed; Sunday, Aug. 31, closed; Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day), 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Law library:
Hours for the law library are: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Aug. 25-28, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 29, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Labor Day hours are: Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 1 to 5 p.m.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 2. – Jane Oakland, circulation manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Library lists fall hours:
Chester Fritz Library hours for fall semester are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.


Kerber named associate dean of continuing education

The Division of Continuing Education has hired Kerry Kerber as associate dean. Dr. Kerber was the former director of continuing education at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He has 32 years of educational experience, 29 of which have involved several areas of higher education. Some areas of expertise include leadership, management, administration, marketing, corporate education, college outreach, admissions, and distance learning. Kerber earned a master’s degree in educational sociology and a doctorate in cultural foundations/educational sociology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He has been awarded the outstanding achievement award for securing external funds for Western Illinois University and the pacesetter award in multicultural education for Teacher Corps programming in cultural diversity. He will play a leadership role on the UND campus in furthering the outreach mission through the delivery of educational services and programming. He is responsible for employee supervision, budget oversight and program development and evaluation for the Division.

– Jim Shaeffer, director, continuing education.


Clint Bueling named student organization coordinator

Clint Bueling has joined the Memorial Union staff as coordinator of student organizations. He will serve as the primary campus coordinator and resource for more than 200 student organizations, and will directly advise the Student Activities Committee (SAC) and the Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC).

Bueling earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and an undergraduate degree in psychology from UND. He was a residence hall director for West Hall until 2002.

He will begin his duties Aug. 22; his office is located in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership on first floor of the Memorial Union. He replaces Susan Johnson, who left in June to pursue a doctoral degree at Indiana University.

– Bonnie Solberg, associate director, Memorial Union.


Teaching newsletter available at reduced rate

Faculty and departments may subscribe to the newsletter, “The Teaching Professor,” at a subsidized rate of $25 per year by contacting the office of instructional development at 777-3325 or oid@und.nodak.edu by Friday, Sept. 12. This is an excellent monthly newsletter which focuses on teaching issues in higher education.

- Libby Rankin, director of instructional development.


New faculty mentors sought for Alice Clark program

To assist new faculty in the Alice Clark Program, we are putting together a list of faculty who would be interested in serving as mentors for the 2003-04 year.

If you are an experienced faculty member who would enjoy getting to know a new colleague in your own or another department, we would like to hear from you. Our mentoring program is fairly informal and flexible. The primary responsibility is to make time to meet and talk with the “mentee” on a regular basis about such things as teaching, scholarship, service – and how to balance all these with a personal life! Other aspects of the relationship can be worked out individually between mentoring pairs.

Our plan is to put together a list of potential mentors to distribute to new faculty at our first program meeting Sept. 4. (New faculty will not be restricted to choosing someone from the list, but they like knowing who’s interested.) Program participants will contact potential mentors directly, so putting your name in will not obligate you to anything. If a new faculty member calls you, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk before making a commitment. To learn more about the Alice T. Clark/UND Foundation scholars mentoring program, see the office of instructional development at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid/atc/atcinfo.htm.

To add your name to our list of potential mentors, send an e-mail to libby_rankin@und.edu. List your department, number of years faculty experience (at UND and elsewhere), and any areas of interest or experience you would like the new faculty to know about.

Later this year, we will schedule an orientation session for anyone interested in being a mentor in the future.

– Libby Rankin, director, instructional development.


Use new student assessment of teaching forms

We will distribute the new UND student assessment of teaching (USAT) form this fall. Please recycle all of the old student evaluation forms you might have in your office. If you or any member of your department has questions regarding the new form, please contact our office at 777-4358.

– Carmen Williams, director, institutional research.


Departments asked to take part in wellness promotion

Student health promotions and the department of wellness would like your department or unit to consider involvement in a seven-dimensional wellness program for students this coming fall. We plan to promote all seven dimensions by asking students to visit various locations on campus that provide service or information that fits within one of the seven dimensions: spiritual, physical, emotional, environmental, intellectual, social or occupational/vocational.

This challenge will start the week of Sept. 15 and finish Oct. 30.

There are two levels of opportunity. First just by visiting your location they could register for weekly drawings. This would be an opportunity for you to familiarize them with your services. We plan to award a prize in each dimension each week of the campaign for a total of 49 prizes. These will be items such as movie tickets for two, relaxation CDs and massages. (Only students can enter!)

The second level of involvement requires them to complete an activity relative to your dimension. For example, Lifetime Sports would be part of the physical dimension if students checked out or rented equipment. At student health promotions they will complete a wellness appraisal. At the Wellness Center, students will be asked to either attend an orientation to the center, participate in a fitness assessment or attend a group exercise class. Keep in mind that the activity should require the student to engage in that dimension.

If they complete all seven dimensions, students will receive a T-shirt and be eligible for grand prizes such as a bike/helmet, winter jacket and athletic shoes.

We ask that you allow us to place a registration box at your site for the weekly drawings for each dimension. We will provide a pre-addressed envelope for you to send the slips back to us on a weekly basis.
If you are interested in having students engage in an activity, we would be happy to assist you. We think this would be an excellent way to introduce students to healthy choices and services on our campus. Please let us know your thoughts and interest.

– Jane Croeker, 777-4817, jane_croeker@und.nodak.edu, or Laurie Betting, 777-6055, laurie.betting@mail.und.nodak.edu.


Please share these reminders with students

Please share the following reminders with students:
Student employment

Fall job listings for federal work-study and institutional employment will be posted online at www.und.edu/employment Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Students must see the Job Service ND representative, 211 Twamley Hall, to apply for institutional jobs.
Students who have accepted a federal work study award must pick up a certification card prior to seeking employment. Certification cards will be available at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore Aug. 20-29, during regular Bookstore hours.
Emergency short-term loans

Emergency short-term loans are available for students. Students must be registered for the fall semester and have a valid repayment source. Short-term loans ma be used to pay for tuition/fees, books, or off-campus living expenses up to $200.

Short-term loan applications will be available at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore Aug. 20-29, during regular Bookstore hours of operation.

Short-term loan applications will be available on the second floor of the Memorial Union Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2-5. Hours are: Sept. 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 3, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 4, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

– Robin Holden, director, student financial aid.


“Volunteer Bridge” connects students and volunteer opportunities

The University and the Memorial Union have developed a volunteer information service called “Volunteer Bridge.” Located in the Memorial Union’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, the bridge will be a central location where students interested in offering their time and resources can find lists of available opportunities.

More than 100 agencies have been invited to post their services. Students can select from seven areas of interest: arts, animals and environment; civic; elderly; health; human services; people with disabilities and youth. Single events, short or long term locations and on- or off-campus volunteer opportunities will be available. Future plans call for this information to be available in newsletter format and on a web site.

For more information contact Linda Rains at 777-4076 or e-mail at volunteer@und.nodak.edu. Individuals may contact The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership directly by going to Room 113A in the Memorial Union.

– Linda Rains, Memorial Union.


Student employment information provided

Please review your student employment needs. The usual federal work study award per student will be $2,200 for 2003-2004 academic year. We have job listings submitted within the last academic year on file in our office for both federal work study and institutional jobs; if you want your jobs posted for FWS, institutional or both, please let us know. All available positions will be posted Aug. 20. Students will be able to pick up federal work-study certification cards at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on that date. Institutional referral cards (the blue cards) can be picked up at Job Service. The jobs will be posted outside the financial aid office and online at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/finaid/.

Eligibility dates for the 2003-2004 academic year for both types of employment are Aug. 24, 2003, to May 15, 2004. Students must be enrolled in six or more credits for both institutional (312) employment and for federal work study (318) employment.

Students returning/rehired to institutionally (TIC 312) funded positions for which they worked in the last year do not need to stop by the Job Service office; the hiring office needs only to submit the “Notice of Rehire Academic Year 2003-2004" along with the payroll “Notice of Appointment.” Have the student stop in to pick up a rehire card. If you do not have a copy of a rehire letter, please call 777-4395 and one will be mailed to you.

Note: Unless you notify us of appropriate openings or changes, no positions will be posted for your department. The job you posted for summer will be removed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cathy at 777-4411 or Terri at 777-4395.

– Cathy Jelnek, federal work study clerk and Terri Jerik, employment interviewer, Job Service ND.


GSA position open at MSS

The multicultural student services office has a graduate assistant position open for a peer mentoring program leader. This half-time position includes serving in a supervisory role for up to eight peer mentors; coordinating and running peer mentoring program; helping plan academic enhancement effort throughout the year; serving as liaison between Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and Academic Support Services; attending and actively participating in meetings pertaining to MSS business; participating in mandatory GSA retreat; and conducting research, data input, and interpretation as assigned by director.

Time must be flexible enough to work with students, attend meetings, work with group activities and hold office hours during the week.

Applications (deadline Monday, Aug. 25) are available at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave. Ask for me.

-- Matsimela C. Diop, MSS director.


Do not make personal long-distance calls on UND networks

I would like to remind faculty and staff that the UND long distance telephone and cellular telephone services are to be used only for conducting University business. The policy states that use of the University of North Dakota long distance networks for personal calls or non-university business may result in disciplinary action, termination of employment and/or personal liability. State and federal regulations also do not permit this type of activity, even if the employee reimburses the University.
Use of the incoming toll-free 1-800 UND watts line is for the recruiting and advising of prospective students. The toll-free line should not be used for long distance calls to the campus by anyone for any other purpose.

On the UND campus, long-distance calling cards for personal use can be purchased either at UND Telecommunications or the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Many retail establishments located off-campus also sell long-distance calling cards.

– Robert Gallager, vice president for finance and operations.


Health promotion training offered through UND

About 30 people who work with Native American elders from throughout the nation have received training in health promotion through a program offered by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, a division of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Participants represented 22 tribal entities in 11 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. The training is conducted by the world-renowned Cooper Institute of Dallas, Texas, one of the premiere organizations devoted to the study of physical fitness, physical activity, and health.

The training is a result of the national survey of Native American elder needs assessment produced by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA). A primary goal of the NRCNAA is to translate research into practice and promote vitality in Native elders.

Based on the findings of the nationwide survey, 63.5 percent of our nation’s native elders have little or no functional limitations, making them a prime target for health promotion and preventive services, according to Alan Allery, director of the NRCNAA.

By providing health promotion and preventive services activities, a community will have a better chance of keeping elders in their own homes and out of nursing homes, he said.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Drive carefully, park in assigned lots

During the next week, many new students will arrive on campus to move into residence halls and begin classes. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to drive carefully on campus and park in assigned lots. Do not park in driveways, on the grass/sidewalk, or block traffic. We ask your cooperation during this very busy time.

– Sherry Kapella, parking and traffic office.


Nursing center offers home visits to expectant parents

The UND nursing center offers home visiting services during the fall semester to families expecting a new baby. Through the expectant family program, UND nursing students will visit clients and offer assessments, education, and referrals. They are supervised by nursing faculty. This free program is offered as a joint community service and student learning experience. Contact the nursing center at 777-4147 to enroll.

– College of Nursing.


Accounting services has new fax number

Please note that the new fax number for accounting services is 777-3948.

– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager.


Wilkerson area bike path is open

The Wilkerson Hall area bike path has been reopened. The dike that blocked it has been removed, and it is available for summer recreational activities. Please contact facilities at 777-2591 to report any damaged areas, landscaping issues, or for more information.

– Larry Zitzow, facilities.


U2 workshops listed for Sept. 9-18

Visit our web site for additional workshops in September, October and November.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phoone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Defensive Driving: Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Tom Brockling.

Laboratory Safety: Sept. 9, 9 to 11 a.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all University employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Promoting Change in the Workplace: Sept. 10, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Change is a vital component of every workplace. This presentation will introduce ways to plan for change and to deal with the accompanying stress. The speaker will describe typical reactions to change and how you can effectively respond to change at a personal and professional level. Concepts will be introduced related to the impact of change in the workplace with emphasis on effective management and the demonstration of professional attitudes and postures. You’ll learn practical approaches and techniques that are designed to give you the confidence and professional skills you need to promote positive change in the workplace. Presenter: Chuck Motis, St. Alexius EAP.

Twenty Ways to Manage Frustration: Sept. 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. What are the most important ingredients for success when we face the challenges of today’s fast-paced work environments? What is the foundation for supportive, cooperative work and personal relationships? The answer to both of these questions is the same — the ability to manage frustration well. This presentation is designed for anyone who would like to learn better ways to manage frustration and to respond to challenges in a more effective manner. Through attending, the presentation, you will learn how to function with strength and confidence during difficult situations. Emphasis will be placed on the adoption of healthy alternatives for frustration management. Presenter: Chuck Motis, St. Alexius EAP.

Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: Sept. 11, 2 to 4 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Find out what your responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material. If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Electricity, What You Don’t Know Might Shock You: Sept. 16, 9 to 11 a.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Many people are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop provides basic information for those “non-electricians” forced to work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

Records Management 101 (limited seating): Sept. 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of records around you? Is it sometimes hard to find the information you need to do your job effectively? Do you have records that are from the prehistoric ages, and do you want to get rid of them (legally)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this hands-on workshop to learn practical tips that you can start using today. Presenter: Sara Bolken, UND records manager.

Employee Privacy and the Law: Sept. 18, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. How far can an employer go in making decisions on issues related to privacy in the workplace? Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Mainframe Computer Usage and Monthly Reports: Sept. 18, 9 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Find out how to use the mainframe uniform accounting system, various screens, and computer printouts. Presenters: accounting services and grants and contracts administration.

– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University Within the University.


Yoga classes begin Sept. 4

Yoga classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Lotus Meditation Center. There will be a new time slot this fall: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for all levels. The other times are a beginners class Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., and an intermediate class Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Contact Dyan Rey at 772-8840 to register or leave a message with the art department office at 777-2257. – Dyan Rey, art.


Denim Day is last Wednesday of month

Aug. 27 is Denim Day. Wear your button, pay your dollar and enjoy “going casual” in the middle of the week. All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.


Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies


Protein and bone health

A new bone health study at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center will determine how protein from meat interacts with the calcium in food and if the interaction affects bones.

Current public advice to the public for the prevention of osteoporosis is to consume more calcium but to limit the intake of protein. Recent findings are challenging this view. Dietary protein may have a constructive role in bone metabolism.

We are seeking healthy postmenopausal women, ages 50-80, for study. Participants can be on hormone replacement therapy, have had no menses for three years and should not regularly use medications. Open to smokers.

Maximum weight requirements: if 5' tall, 179 pounds max; if 5’2", max 191 pounds; if 5’4", max 203 pounds; if 5’6", 216 pounds max; if 5’8", max 230 pounds; if 5’10", max 243 pounds.

Participants can earn $2,185.


Minerals and bone health

Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable. Participants can earn $750!


Broccoli/selenium study

The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking healthy males, ages 18-45, to participate in a 16-week broccoli/selenium study. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect against many different cancers including colon cancer.
Broccoli entrees, one-half cup maximum, will be served daily for the study. You may combine your favorite food and drink with the broccoli. There is even a two-week broccoli break. The study requires eight nights at the Center. Participants must be nonsmokers who do not regularly use medication.
Save money on groceries and you can earn $1,515 as well.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit http://www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/>www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm. – Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


June grant recipients named

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the month of June 2003:

Administration and finance (School of Medicine and Health Sciences): Randy Eken; anthropology: Dennis Toom; athletics: Jared Bruggerman; atmospheric sciences: Mark Askelson, Xiquan Dong, Cedric Grainger, Michael Poellot; Center for Rural Health: Kyle Muus, Susan Offutt, Mary Wakefield; chemical engineering: Wayne Seames; civil engineering: Charles Moretti; community medicine: James Brosseau; EERC: Ted Aulich, Steven Benson, Tera Berland, Bethany Bolles, Lisa Botnen, Donald Cox, Charlene Crocker, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Grant Dunham, Kurt Eylands, Bruce Folkedahl, Kevin Galbreath, John Gallagher, Gerald Groenewold, John Harju, David Hassett, Steven Hawthorne, Loreal Heebrink, Ann Henderson, Michael Holmes, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Kyle Martin, Donald McCollor, Blaise Mibeck, Stanley Miller, Mark Musich, Edwin Olson, Nikhil Patel, John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Nicholas Ralston, John Richter, Darren Schmidt, Richard Schulz, Troy Simonsen, Jaroslav Solc, James Sorensen, Daniel Stepan, Bradley Stevens, Michael Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Ronald Timpe, Chad Wocken, Li Yan, Zhuang Ye, Jill Zola, Christopher Zygarlicke; facilities: Paul Clark; geology and geological engineering: Scott Korom; information systems and business education: Sandra Braathen; INMED: Eugene DeLorme; management: Steven Moser; ND AIDS Education and Training Center: Kathryn Williams; nursing: Lonna Milburn; Regional Weather Information Center: Leon Osborne, Bruce Smith; student health services: Jane Croeker; surgery: Scott Garrett, Donald Sens, Mary Ann Sens, Seema Somji; teaching and learning: Lynne Chalmers; TRIO: Neil Reuter; University police: Duane Czapiewski; work force development: Galen Cariveau.

– William Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research and Program Development.


DEPSCoR pre-proposals due Sept. 3

The department of Defense (DEPSCoR) pre-proposals for FY04 are due in the EPSCoR office by noon Wednesday, Sept. 3. The RFP is available at www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor/rfps. – David Givers, assistant project director, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo, (701) 231-7516, Fax (701) 231-9466, david.givers@ndsu.nodak.edu, www.ndepscor.edu.


Preproposal deadlines set for upcoming funding opportunities

ORPD has received notification of several upcoming funding opportunities which limit the number of proposals an institution may submit for funding. Because the number of applications that UND may submit is limited, a committee will be formed to conduct an internal review of preproposals received for each opportunity.  Following is a list of the program titles, a brief description of each program, and the web address for the complete program announcement. Please contact ORPD (777-4278 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.ed) if you would like a complete copy of any of the program announcements.

Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., Camille and Henry

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The intent of this program is to strengthen teaching/research careers of young faculty in the chemical sciences, with a focus on individual research attainment and promise. Nominees must hold a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment in a department focused on the chemical sciences, and are normally expected to be within the first five years of their independent academic career.

Preproposals for the Dreyfus Foundation should include:
• A resume of 10 or fewer pages.
• A summary, of not more than 1,500 words plus references, of the nominee’s research and teaching accomplishments.
• A description of not more than 2,000 words plus references, of plans for research and teaching with a budget of one-page describing how the award will be used for the advancement of the nominee’s research and teaching plans.
Keck Foundation

Science, Engineering, and Liberal Arts Program

The Science and Engineering Program supports equipment, facilities, fellowships, and basic research projects as well as undergraduate science and engineering programs. In the past, liberal arts program awards have focused on new instructional technologies into the liberal arts curriculum as well as projects in one or more of the humanities, arts, or social sciences.

The medical research program focuses on innovative, basic biomedical research in the areas of neuroscience, immunology, genetics, proteomics, and computational biology.

Preproposals for the Keck Foundation should include:
• An endorsement letter, not to exceed one page, signed by the department chair.
• A narrative, not to exceed three pages, that includes:
• a statement of the specific amount being requested from the Foundation;
• a description of the project, including its purposes, specific aims and envisioned impact;
• a summary of the timetable for implementation of the project;
• a justification stating why this request is being submitted to the Foundation, as opposed to other private or public funding sources;
• a budget, not to exceed one page.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Doctorate, grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-083.html; Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Baccalaureate

The program goals are to increase the number of underrepresented minority biomedical scientists by improving the ability of educational institutions to train/graduate minority students in the biomedical sciences (including behavioral, physical, and quantitative sciences). Funding will be provided for development of partnerships that facilitate transition of minority students to a doctoral program (PAR-02-083) or a baccalaureate program (PAR-02-084).

Preproposals for NIGMS should include:
• A clear statement of the goals for the program and the participating institutions.
• A set of measurable objectives for tracking progress toward these goals.
• A plan for evaluating whether the objectives are met.
• A measure of the efficacy of specific interventions.
• A two-page CV.

All preproposals are due in the Office of Research and Program Development by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will conform to the guidelines included in the program announcement. Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.

-- William Gosnold Jr., Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Portions of the following data were derived from the Community of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside the University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on the COS web site.

Young Investigator Competition–Funding for graduate students involved in basic and applied research in the biomedical engineering and clinical engineering management fields to communicate their ideas and findings to others. Contact: AAMI, 703-525-4890 x-212; education@aami.org; http://www.aami.org/awards/yic.howto.html. Deadline: 10/1/03.

Selby Traveling Fellowships allow distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centers in Australia. Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact: Faye Nicholas, Telephone: 02 6247 5777, ac@science.org.au; http://www.science.org.au/awards/selby.htm.

Special Research Grants Program—Targeted Research Initiative in Cognition–Support for research focused on finding novel approaches to cognitive problems in people with epilepsy. Deadline: 10/1/03 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Targeted Research Initiative in Cognition, 301-459-3700; grants@efa.org; http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/research/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfile.cfm&PageID=8838.

Support is provided throughout a broad area of interest, including, but not limited to, education, arts and humanities, health, and community service. Deadline: 9/8/03. Contact: Mary Scott, 336-574-8699.

Initiative Grants–Funding for time-sensitive projects that warrant immediate study. Grants support basic or clinical research related to Huntington’s Disease. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact: Research Grant Department, 212-242-1968; http://www.hdsa.org/grant/grant.pl?researchguide.

Granulomatous Lung Inflammation in Sarcoidosis–Support for novel work on the inciting immunopathogenic mechanisms leading to nontuberculous granulomatous inflammation in the lungs pertaining to sarcoidosis. Investigators new to sarcoidosis research are particularly encouraged to apply. Research involving human tissues or biological samples is encouraged. Contact: Herbert Y. Reynolds, 301-435-0222; reynoldh@nhlbi.nih.gov;
http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-009.html. Deadlines: 9/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/20/03 (Application).

Curriculum Development Award in Genomic Research and Analysis–Support for development of courses and curricula designed to train interdisciplinary scientists who combine knowledge of genomics and genetics research with expertise in computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering or closely related sciences. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531; Bettie_Graham@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-063.html.

Dissertation Research Grants for Underrepresented Minorities in the ELSI of Genetics Research--Support to stimulate and encourage underrepresented minority doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research related to the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics, genomics, and gene-environment interaction research. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Jean E. McEwen, 301-402-4997; jm522n@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-048.html.

Individual Mentored Research Science Development Award in Genomic Research and Analysis–Support to foster career development of individuals with expertise in scientific disciplines that would further technological developments critical to success of the human genome program. Eligible applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree in a scientific discipline other than biology. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531; Bettie Graham@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-061.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Institutional Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards in Genomics Research and Analysis recognize career development of individuals with expertise in scientific disciplines that would further technological developments critical to success of the Human Genome Program and understanding of the genetic basis of diseases. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-062.html.

The Health Care Research Award recognizes individuals for excellence in original and creative research focusing on managed care best practices and implementation of health care policy. Applications are encouraged from authors in diverse fields, including economics, health policy, political science, public health, etc. Deadlines: 9/30/03, 7/1/04. Contact: Nancy Chockley, 202-296-4426; rweidman@nihcm.org; http://www.nihcm.org/resentry.htm.

Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research Opportunities–Support for research in biodefense and select emerging infectious diseases in order to expedite research leading to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by potential bioterrorism agents. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Samuel S. Perdue, 301-402-5083; sp189u@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-080.html.

Biodefense Research Training and Career Development Opportunities–Support to expedite research training and career development in research areas focusing on biodefense, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused by potential bioterrorism agents. Contact: Milton J. Hernández, 301-496-3775; mh35c@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-047.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Career Transition Award (K22)–Funding for individuals to obtain research training experience and to facilitate their successful transition to an extramural environment as independent researchers. Contact: Barbara Mittleman, 301-402-7696; mittlemb@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-056.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Role of Musculoskeletal Microvasculature in Fitness and Disease–Funding for research in changes in skeletal muscle perfusion as a result of disease, injury, or exercise training. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128; LymnR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-104.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Educational Programs for Data, Methods, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Population Research–Support for educational activities related to research on processes that determine population size, growth, composition, and distribution, and on determinants and consequences of population processes. Contact: Christine Bachrach, 301-496-9485; cbachrach@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-099.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.

Identification and Prevention of Middle Childhood Precursors of Risky Sexual Behavior–Funding for research to prevent early, unwanted pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, during childhood and adolescence by identifying antecedents of risk, resilience factors, and effective interventions. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Lynne Haverkos, 301-435-6881; haverkol@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-101.html.

Impact of Media on Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior–Support for research on the effects of media consumption on young people’s attitudes and behavior regarding sex. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Susan F. Newcomer, 301-496-1174; sn19y@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-079.html.

Mechanisms Underlying Secondary Conditions in Mobility Disorders–Support for research on functional changes that result from illness, injuries, or congenital conditions, and treatment and rehabilitation strategies that may improve whole body functioning. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Ralph M. Nitkin, 301-402-4206; rn21e@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-096.html.

Role of Gene-Environmental Interactions Underlying the Health Disparity of Premature Birth–Support for research specifically addressing the need to better understand how adverse societal, behavioral, and environmental conditions alter gene expression and interact with diverse genetic backgrounds to increase a woman’s susceptibility for premature birth in high-risk racial and ethnic groups.

Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: John V. Ilekis, 301-435-6895; ilekisj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-102.html.

Science and Ecology of Early Development–Support for systematic, multidisciplinary, and ecological research to understand specific cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and economic factors, and complex interaction among these factors, that promote or impede development of children in low-income families. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04 (RO1Applications); 10/15/03, 2/15/04, 6/15/04 (Research Project Grants). Contact: Natasha Cabrera, 301-496-1174; cabreran@exchange.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-00-108.html.

Vulvodynia--Systematic Epidemiologic, Etiologic or Therapeutic Studies–Support for new and experienced basic scientists, epidemiologists, and clinical investigators for research to further understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, prevalence, criteria for accurate diagnosis, underlying pathophysiology and pain mechanisms, and treatment strategies for vulvodynia. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Estella Parrott, 301-496-6515; ep61h@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-090.html.

Ancillary Studies on Control Groups in Clinical Trials–Support for NIH-funded interventional clinical trials to address biological, behavioral and statistical issues related to control or comparison groups used in these trials and effects of inclusion of a placebo group on clinical trial design. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Leroy M. Nyberg, 301-594-7717; ln10f@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-094.html.

Basic Research in the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract–Support for research focusing on basic cellular, molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms of normal and abnormal function of the bladder and lower urinary tract. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Chris Mullins, 301-594-7717; mullinsc@extra.niddk.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-136.html.

Complex Formation in Hormonal Regulation of Gene Expression–Support to exploit and expand upon advances made in research to address fundamental underlying mechanisms by which nuclear accessory proteins mediate signaling through hormone receptors at the level of regulation of gene expression, as well as other related research areas, and refine the role of higher order complex formation in effecting hormonal regulation of gene expression. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-443-1706; hc7v@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-100.html.

Erythroid Lineage Molecular Toolbox–Support for research that contributes to a complete description of expressed erythroid molecular biological components and to create reagents useful for study of erythroid cell lineages. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Terry Rogers Bishop, 301-594-7726; tb232j@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-150.html.

Insulin Signaling and Receptor Cross Talk–Support for research using novel and innovative approaches to address the role(s) of the insulin receptor in development, progression and treatment of diabetes and its complications. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-594-8819; rm76f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-99-112.html.

Planning Grants for Translational Research for Prevention and Control of Diabetes support development of innovative programs to translate recent advances in prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications into clinical practice for individuals and communities at risk. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Sanford Garfield, 301-594-8803; sg50o@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-060.html.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes in the U.S.–Support for research to enhance understanding of underlying metabolic and physiologic mechanisms that contribute to racial and ethnic differences in incidence and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021; bl99n@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-117.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.

Secondary Analyses in Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases–Support for secondary analysis of existing data sets relevant to diabetes and endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition, including obesity and eating disorders; and kidney, urological, and hematological diseases. Contact: James E. Everhart, 301-594-8878; je17g@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-077.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.

Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Semen–Funding for research focusing on studies that will elucidate factors that determine HIV shedding in the male genital tract. Contact: Leroy M. Nyberg, 301-594-7717; n10f@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-116.html. Deadlines: 9/1/03, 1/2/04, 5/1/04.

Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-Like Modifications Regulating Disease Processes–Support for research focused on elucidating the various roles of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifications in development, normal physiology and/or disease progression in cells, organs, and tissues of interest to NIDDK, NCI and NIA. Contact: Carol Renfrew Haft, 301-594-7689; cr84g@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-145.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/03.

Competing Supplements to MBRS-Funded Grants–Funding for resources to expand meritorious areas of program evaluation that can add to the knowledge base of how and why different elements of an MBRS program work and thus contribute to achieving the program’s goals and objectives. The proposed evaluation analysis should be related to goals and objectives of the parent grant but should answer additional questions not contemplated in the scope of the original evaluation plan. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Hinda Zlotnik, 301-594-3900; zlotnikh@nigms.nih.gov; http://www.nigms.nih.gov/minority/mbrs.html.

Evolutionary Mechanisms in Infectious Disease–Support for research applying perspectives, theories, and methods from relevant scientific disciplines to important issues of disease emergence, prevention, and consequences of treatment. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04 (Standard Applications); 11/1/03, 3/1/04, 7/1/04 (Supplemental Applications). Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943; Irene_Eckstrand@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-113.html.

Genetic Architecture, Biological Variation, and Complex Phenotypes-- Support for new studies on genetic variation and architecture of complex phenotypes, including human diseases. Typical research areas are: biological variation, evolution of genome properties, extensions to other organisms, bioinformatics, and improved dynamic modeling and statistical methods. Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-110.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.

Integrative and Collaborative Approaches to Research–Support for collaborative and integrative activities by groups of currently funded investigators working on a common problem of fundamental interest to the NIGMS or the NIDDK. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: James Cassatt, 301-594-0828; cassattj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-127.html.

Program Project Grants support research in the broad areas NIGMS’ Divisions: Cell Biology and Biophysics; Genetics and Developmental Biology; and Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. Contact: James Cassatt, 301-594-0828; cassattj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-116.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Protein Structure Initiative (Structural Genomics)–Support for research on development of methodology and technology underpinning structural genomics, whose goal is understanding protein structural families, structural folds, and the relation of structure and function. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: John C. Norvell, 301-594-0533; norvellj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-116.html.

Short Courses for Study of Complex Phenotypes/Complex Systems–Support for short courses or workshops to assist scientists in preparing for research on complex phenotypes and complex systems. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943; Irene_Eckstrand@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-083.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins–Support for basic research on the structures of membrane proteins at atomic resolution. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-060.html.

Support for Academic Research Centers in Trauma, Burn, and Perioperative Injury to improve understanding of biological processes invoked after traumatic or burn injury at all levels, including molecular and cellular, physiological, and multilevel integration of homeostatic loss and recovery; and to foster translational research, bringing basic scientific observations and principles into the clinical arena and using clinical observations. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Scott Somers, 301-594-5560; somerss@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-092.html.

Building Translational Research in Behavioral Science–Support for development of collaborative partnerships between scientists who study basic behavioral processes and those who study the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders (including drug abuse and addiction) and delivery of services to those suffering from those disorders. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728; bcuthber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-062.html.

Development and Application of PET and SPECT Ligands for Brain Imaging Studies (Phased Innovation Award)–Support for development of novel radioligands for positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging in human brain, and projects that incorporate pilot or clinical feasibility evaluation in pre-clinical studies, model development, or clinical studies. Contact: Linda Brady, 301-443-5288; lb@helix.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-112.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Developmental Psychopharmacology–Support for research on the possible clinically significant effects that various psychotropic medications may have on the brain when administered during the developing phase that spans from birth to early adulthood. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288; lois@helix.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-113.html.

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Mental Health–Support for research that will build knowledge on methods, structures, and processes to disseminate and implement mental health information and treatments into practice settings. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: David A. Chambers, 301-443-3747; dchamber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-131.html.

Support for research on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Editha D. Nottelmann, 301-443-9734; enottelm@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-094.html.

Identifying Functional Links Between the Immune System and Brain Function Including Behavior–Support to study neuroimmune molecules and mechanisms involved in regulating normal and pathological central nervous system (CNS) function. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288; lois@helix.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-045.html.

Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP)–Support to establish partnerships between typical clinical/services settings and academic institutions in order to enhance national capacity to transfer state-of-the-art interventions into non-academic settings. Contact: Junius J. Gonzalez, 301-443-3364; jgonzale@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-096.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Research on Adherence to Interventions for Mental Disorders–Support for research on adherence and behavior change that leads to improved adherence and/or improved mental health outcomes. Findings from the basic behavioral sciences must be integrated with interventions for mental disorders, symptoms, or related disability, and with findings from services research about elements of care delivery systems that facilitate or create barriers to improved adherence. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Timothy Cuerdon, 301-435-0301; tcuerdon@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-111.html.

Research on Community Reintegration for People with Psychiatric Disabilities–Support for multidisciplinary/translational research, especially mixed-methods research, that will explore individual, social, and service system conditions necessary for people with psychiatric disabilities to reintegrate into community life; the organizational and service system conditions necessary to enable service providers to facilitate that reintegration; and
effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies and programs in helping socioculturally diverse individuals who have widely varying goals, material and social resources, and clinical needs. Contact: Ann A. Hohmann, 301-443-4235; ahohmann@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-144.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Support for research on Women’s Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences in mental health across the lifespan. Major areas for emphasis are: basic and clinical neuroscience; epidemiology and risk factors; and intervention and services research. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Mary C. Blehar, 301-443-2847; mblehar@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-143.html.

Support for research on Women’s Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period with regard to consequences of severe untreated postpartum depression and psychosis. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-135.html.

The goal of the Research on Co-Morbid Mental and Other Physical Disorders program is to expand and refocus NIMH’s studies on co-morbid disorders, including, but not limited to, areas traditionally known as “behavioral medicine” or “health psychology.” Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Peter Muehrer, 301-443-4708; pmuehrer@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-047.html.

Translational Research Grants in Behavioral Science–Support for development of collaborative partnerships between scientists who study basic behavioral processes and those who study the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders (including drug abuse and addiction). Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728; bcuthber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-061.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Administrative Supplement to Clinical Studies for Collection of Blood Samples and Data for Repository Banking in Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke–Support for currently funded NINDS clinical research projects to collect and share whole blood samples via the NINDS Human Genetics Repository. Contact: Katrina Gwinn-Hardy, 301- 496-5745; gwinnk@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-016.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Basic and Translational Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinson’s Disease–Support for research addressing underlying neurobiological mechanisms associated with cognitive and linguistic sequelae of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Emmeline Edwards, 301-496-9964; ee48r@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-02-107.html.

Career Transition Awards (K22) enable outstanding individuals to obtain research training experience in the NINDS’ Division of Intramural Research and facilitate successful transition to an extramural environment as independent researchers. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Henry Khacaturian, 301-496-4188; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-122.html.

Collaborative Neurological Sciences (CNS) Awards support collaborative research investigations among scientists at minority institutions and grantees from leading research laboratories with NIH or equivalent grant support to conduct neuroscience research. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Gayathri Jeyarasasingam, 301-496-3102; gj62v@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-130.html.

Cooperative Program in Translational Research–Support for “translation” of discoveries, across a broad range of research areas in the neurosciences, into new treatments. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779; tm208y@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-139.html.

Exploratory/Developmental Projects in Translational Research–Support for projects to discover potential targets for therapeutic intervention, identify candidate therapeutics, or develop assays, animal models, devices, or technologies for screening or developing therapeutics. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779; tm208y@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-138.html.

Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research fund research facilities not otherwise available. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779; tm208y@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-059.html.

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards in Translational Research support “translation” of recent discoveries, across a broad range of research areas in the neurosciences, into new treatments. Contact: Henry Khachaturian, 301-496-4188; hk11b@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-140.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Neurobiology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy–Support for research to advance understanding of neurobiological mechanisms and epidemiology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Emmeline Edwards, 301-496-9964; ee48r@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-120.html.

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dyskinesias in Parkinson’s Disease–Support for research addressing development and treatment of dopamine-induced dyskinesias, a major complication of current pharmacotherapy of Parkinson’s disease. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Paul Sheehy, 301-496-5680; sheehyp@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-02-129.html.

Sleep Disturbance in Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson-like Conditions--Support for research on PD and PRNC patients as well as patients in appropriate comparison groups and/or healthy control subjects. Sample areas of interest are: natural history of symptoms studies, mechanistic studies of sleep disturbances in PD and PRNC, associated sleep disorders such as Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and studies of sleep-related effects of pharmacotherapies for PD and PRNC. Contact: Merrill M. Mitler, 301-496-9964; mitlerm@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-131.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Biobehavioral Pain Research–Support to study individual differences in pain responses that may be due to factors such as genetic differences, endocrine activity, neural activity, immune function, psychological state, developmental stage, cognitive capacity, disability state, age, gender, social context and cultural background. Contact: Martha Hare, 301-451-3874; Martha.hare@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-152.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Community-Partnered Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities–Support for research focused on reducing health disparities through demonstrated partnerships with target community(ies) throughout all phases of the research process. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Janice Phillips, 301-594-6152; janice_Phillips@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-134.html.

Diabetes Self-Management in Minority Populations–Support for research related to sociocultural, environmental, and behavioral mechanisms and biological/technological factors that contribute to successful and ongoing self-management of diabetes in minority populations. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; nell_Armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-113.html.

Increasing Quality of Life in Mobility Disorders–Support for research to improve quality of life for people living with mobility limiting disorders. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Claudette Varricchio, 301-402-6423; varriccc@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-111.html.

Self-Management Strategies Across Chronic Diseases–Support for research on established self-management interventions to multiple chronic diseases across the life-course. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; nell_Armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-109.html.

Small Grant Research Program–Support for pilot, feasibility and methodology development research likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01). Areas of interest are: cultural and ethnic considerations in health and illness; end-of-life/palliative care research; health promotion and disease prevention research; and symptom management. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Nell Armstrong; 301-594-5973; nell.armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-120.html.

Support for Research on Clinical Decision Making. In general, research questions should test effects of clinical
decision-making on direct patient outcomes. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-118.html.

Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms–Support for research on biological mechanisms of aging in tissues and organs. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Frank L. Bellino, 301-496-6402; bellinof@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-147.html.

Age-Related Prostate Growth: Biologic Mechanisms (R01 and R21)–Support for research addressing biologic mechanisms related to aging processes that underlie initiation and progression of prostate growth processes in middle-age, and pathophysiologic connections of that growth process with prostate diseases prevalent in older men, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Frank Bellino, 301-496-6402; bellinof@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-116.html.

Diversity in Medication Use and Outcomes in Aging Populations–Support to investigate issues relevant to medication use and outcomes among older people. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Marcia G. Ory, 301-402-4156; Marcia_Ory@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-097.html.

Frailty in Old Age: Pathophysiology and Interventions–Support for biomedical research to enhance understanding of the complex biology and pathophysiology underlying the geriatric syndrome of frailty. Contact: Andre J. Premen, 301-496-6761; PremenA@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-122.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Genetics, Behavior, and Aging–Support for research that will help elucidate relationships of levels and change in behavior to health, functional competence, and quality of life of older adults. Contact: Angie Chon-Lee, 301-594 5943; Chon-LeA@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-128.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Genetic and Molecular Basis of Longevity–Funding for research using a multidisciplinary approach to the study of complex traits of aging and longevity, including application of genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches and techniques. Deadlines: 9/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/22/03 (Application). Contact: Anna M. McCormick, 301-496-6402; mccormia@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-003.html.

Innovation Grants for Research on Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome–Support for research to provide better understanding of the causes of this syndrome and better insights into mechanisms of development and aging. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Huber R. Warner, 301-496-4996; warnerh@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-097.html.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08) support specialized study for individuals with a health professional doctoral degree committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research. Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322; rb42h@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-003.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards (K23) support career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322; rb42h@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-004.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Midcareer Investigator Awards in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) provide protected time for clinicians to devote to patient-oriented research and act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: See above or rfp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-005.html.

The Aging Senses: Relationships Among Multiple Sensory Systems–Support for projects in the area of age-related changes in multiple sensory systems in order to stimulate research investigating: prevalence and extent of concurrent declines in multiple sensory systems in the elderly, effects such declines might have on functional capacities of the individual, and underlying mechanisms responsible for commonalities in age-related sensory changes at central nervous system, cellular, molecular or genetic levels. Contact: Judith A. Finklestein, 301-496-9350; jf119k@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-123.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Alcoholic Hepatitis: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms–Support to study underlying cellular, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms by which chronic ethanol ingestion leads to initiation and development of alcoholic hepatitis. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301-443-2689; vpurohit@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-078.html.

Gene-Environment Interactions Influencing Alcohol-Related Phenotypes and Diseases–Support for research on the role of gene-environment interactions underlying susceptibility to alcohol-related phenotypes including alcohol dependence, relapse, withdrawal; alcohol-induced organ damage including neurodegeneration, cirrhosis and other liver diseases, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, immune disorders, cancers, and alcohol-induced birth defects. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Zhaoxia Ren, 301-443-5733; zren@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-141.html.

Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Hepatic Fibrosis–Support for research focused on developmental mechanisms of hepatic fibrosis that occur in alcohol-induced liver disease. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301-443-2689; vp16t@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-110.html.

Role of Tobacco Dependence in Alcohol Treatment–Support to encourage research that will lead to improved strategies for treating alcohol and nicotine dependence in patients receiving care for problem drinking. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Joanne B. Fertig, 301-443-0635, jfertig@NIAAA.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-064.html.

Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Data Sets--Support for studies that more fully utilize currently available data sets. Data may be obtained from current or past investigator-initiated research projects, Federally-initiated research projects and cooperative agreements, administrative and health care records, or from other public or private sources. Deadlines: 9/1/03, 1/2/04, 5/1/04. Contact: Michael Hilton, (301) 402-9402; hilton@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-132.html.

Small Grant Program–Support for pilot/feasibility projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analysis of existing data, or development of innovative or high-risk projects that could provide a basis for submission of a regular research project grant application. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Ernestine Vanderveen, 301-443-2530; tv9f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-098.html.

Treatment of Alcohol Abuse/Dependent Patients with Psychiatric Comorbidity–Support to develop effective interventions and behavioral techniques to enhance engagement, retention, and adherence of patients with comorbidities to treatment programs. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Charlene E. LeFauve, 301-402-9401; clefauve@NIAAA.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-067.html.

Exploratory/Developmental (R21) Research Grants support innovative, high risk/high impact research requiring preliminary testing or development; exploration of the use of approaches and concepts new to a particular substantive area; research and development of new technologies, techniques or methods; or initial research and development of data upon which significant future research may be built. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Rochelle K. Small, 301-594-9898; rochelle.small@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-087.html.

Proteomics in Auditory Developmental and Disease Processes–Support for research using proteomic technologies to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal/abnormal auditory development, and maintenance, as well as specific disease states of hearing tissues and sensory organs. Contact: Nancy L. Freeman, 301-402-3458; nancy_freeman@NIH.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-151.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.

The Central Processing of Taste Information–Support for basic, clinical, biobehavioral and biomedical research on the role of the central nervous system in processing taste information and perception of taste quality. Contact: Barry Davis, 301-402-3464; barry_davis@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-115.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.


Behavioral Science Track Awards for Rapid Transition (B/START) facilitate entry of beginning investigators into behavioral science research. Funding is provided for small-scale, exploratory, or pilot research projects related to NIDA’s behavioral sciences mission. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Paul Schnur, 301-435-1887; pschnur@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-146.html.

Behavioral Therapies Development Program–Support for development of behavioral treatments for drug and alcohol abuse and dependence. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Lisa Onken, 301-443-2235; Lisa_Onken@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-126.html.

Biobehavioral Pain Research–Funding to study individual differences in pain responses that may be due to factors such as genetic differences, endocrine activity, neural activity, immune function, psychological state, developmental stage, cognitive capacity, disability state, age, gender, social context and cultural background. Research may be at any level, including gene, molecule, cell, organ, and individual with the goal of developing biobehavioral interventions to manage or prevent pain. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contacts: Dave Thomas, 301- 443-6975; dt78k@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-152.html.

Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology of Smoked Drugs of Abuse–Support for research to further understanding of the chemical composition of smoked drugs of abuse, and resulting pharmacological and toxicological effects associated with such exposure. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Paul Hillery, 301-443-6275; ph44x@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-095.html.

Clinical Use of Medications to Treat Alcoholism and Alcohol-Related Diseases–Support for research on clinical use of medications for alcohol abuse/dependence and alcohol-related diseases. Contact: Joanne B. Fertig, 301-443-0635; jfertig@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-098.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Exploratory/Developmental Grant Applications (R21)–Support to test innovative or conceptually creative ideas that are scientifically sound and may advance understanding of drug abuse and addiction. Contact: Harold Gordon, 301-443-4877; hg23r@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-171.html. Deadline: 10/1/03.

Imaging-Science Track Awards for Research Transition (I/START) facilitate entry of new investigators in the area of brain imaging/clinical neurobiology research. Contact: Joseph Frascella, 301-443-4877; jf80t@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-058.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Molecular Genetics of Drug Addiction Vulnerability–Funding for research to identify chromosomal loci and genetic variation in genes and haplotypes associated with increased vulnerability to addiction or dependence on stimulants (e.g., cocaine and amphetamine), narcotics (e.g., opiates), nicotine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, cannabis, hallucinogens, and/or multiple drugs of abuse in human beings. Contact: Joni L. Rutter, 301-435-0298; jrutter@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-155.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Neuroscience Research on Drug Addiction–Support for neuroscience research relevant to drug abuse, drug dependence, and drug addiction supported by the NIDA. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Roger Brown, 301-443-1887; rb99w@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-085.html.

NIDA Small Grants Program–Support for research pertaining to program interests of NIDA which include a wide variety of biomedical, biobehavioral, clinical, health services, epidemiological, behavioral, and prevention research areas relevant to the study of drug abuse or addiction processes. Priorities include: newer, less experienced investigators; investigators at institutions without well-developed research traditions and resources; more experienced investigators for exploratory studies, which represent a significant change in research direction for them; and more experienced investigators for testing new methods or techniques. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Kathleen Etz, 301-402-1749; ke25p@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-170.html.

SBIR/STTR Phase II Competing Continuation Awards (NIDA)–Funding for avanced stage development of pharmacological treatment agents for drug and nicotine abuse and dependence. Applications for competing continuation of previously funded Phase II SBIR and STTR grants are specifically invited. Contact: Cathrine Sasek, 301-443-6071; csasek@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-154.html. Deadlines: 12/1/03, 4/1/04, 8/1/04.

Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Awards support development and evaluation of innovative model programs and materials for enhancing knowledge and understanding of neuroscience and the biology of drug abuse and addiction among K-12 students, the general public, health care practitioners, and other groups. Contact: Cathrine A. Sasek, 301-443-6071; csasek@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-076.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Support for Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Services, and Women and Gender Differences. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: William J. Bukoski, 301-402-1526; bb75h@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-055.html.

Support for research on Genetic Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs, drug abuse and dependence). Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Naimah Z. Weinberg, 301-402-1908; nw46w@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-112.html.

Women, Gender Differences and Drug Abuse–Support for research that explores mechanisms, origins, and consequences of drug abuse, and develops and assesses gender-based prevention and treatment interventions and services. Study of female-specific issues in all areas of drug abuse is encouraged. Contact: Cora Lee Wetherington, 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-139.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 10/1/04.

Low Birth Weight in Minority Populations–Funding for research to expand understanding of underlying mechanisms that contribute to ethnic variations in Low Birth Weight and strategies for prevention. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: See the program announcement at the following website for contact persons in the participating institutes: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-045.html.

Support of Scientific Meetings (Conference Grants)--Investigator-initiated conference grants (R13 awards) and cooperative agreement awards (U13 awards) support scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the NIH’s scientific mission and to public health. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the individual Institute/Center staff listed in announcement at the website below for specific Institute/Center information. Contact: National Institutes of Health, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-151.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04 (may vary with some institutes).

Informatics for Disaster Management–Support for informatics research addressing information management problems relevant to management of disasters. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Carol Bean, 301-594-4882; beanc@mail.nlm.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-137.html.

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences–Support for research on methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Michael Stefanek, 301-496-8776; ms496r@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-072.html.

Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity Research Grants–Support for research ranging from basic science for studies to understand mechanisms involved in neural degeneration and plasticity, to development of therapeutic interventions. The goal is to support investigators initiating novel and innovative lines of research. Deadlines: Proposals will be accepted between 9/2/03 and 9/9/03. Contact: Paralysis Project of America, 323-663-6554; info@paralysisproject.org; http://www.paralysisproject.org/docs/PPA_grant_info.doc.

Research Starter Grants in Health Outcomes support individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level. Application of outcomes research principles in evaluating design, delivery, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals includes the following general areas: burden of disease; compliance/adherence; cost consequences analysis; cost-benefit analysis; cost-effectiveness analysis; cost utility analysis; health outcomes research; health related quality of life; patient satisfaction; patient preferences; pharmacoeconomics; patient reported outcomes; psychometric evaluation of questionnaires (e.g. reliability, validity etc.); research methods; symptom measures; and tolerability. Contact: Eileen McCarron, 202-572-7756; EMCCARRON@phrmafoundation.org; http://www.phrmafoundation.org/awards/outcomes/starter.phtml. Deadline: 10/1/03.

Quality of Life Grants Program–Funding for projects to address needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families and caregivers; or for health promotion projects addressing paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases and birth defects, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Quality of Life Grants Program, 800-225-0292; http://www.christopherreeve.org/QLGrants/QLGrantsList.cfm?c=11.

Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowships allow researchers at the postdoctoral level or graduate students formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy and working on dissertations scholars wishing to conduct research in the manuscript collections in the Library. Topics may include paleography, codicology, illumination, textual criticism, history, literature, music, science, philosophy, theology, liturgy, scriptural and patristic studies, Roman and canon law, political theory, etc. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 3/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Gregory Pass, 314-977-3090; passga@slu.edu; http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl/fllwshp.htm.


Foreign Travel Grants allow individuals currently employed in clinical or biomedical research (doctors, dentists or nurses or registrar/equivalent grade) to travel to an internationally recognised centre or research group. Contact: Trust Administrator, Telephone: 0131 659 8800; enquiries@shert.com; http://www.shert.com/travelg.htm. Deadlines: 9/30/03, 3/30/03.

Field Research Grants allow graduate students to travel to Latin America, Spain and Portugal to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language and culture, gather research data and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Tinker Foundation, 212-421-6858, tinker@tinker.org; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/field.html.

Support for research into the diagnoses, treatments, and cures for mitochondrial disease. Deadline: 9/17/03. Contact: Mark Fleming, 412-793-8077; mflemi@earthlink.net; http://www.umdf.org.

Community Support Grants–Support to improve educational and economic opportunities of targeted individuals and families, and enhance cultural and artistic life of communities in which the sponsor lives and works. Contact: Ronald Robson, 701-280-3657; http://www.usbank.com/about/community_relations/grant_guidelines.html. Deadline: 10/1/03.

Interplay Between Molecular Conformations and Biological Function–Support for research concerned with conformation and conformational dynamics of biologically relevant molecules. Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact: Matthias Nollenburg, Telephone: 49 511 8381 374; noellenburg@volkswagenstiftung.de; http://www.volkswagen-stiftung.de/foerderung/foerderinitiativen/kurzinfo/infokoko_e.html.

-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


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