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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 16: DECEMBER 12, 2003
 
Letter from President Kupchella
Reminder to complete harassment training program
Dale Morrison will speak at winter commencement Dec. 19
Faculty, administrators invited to participate in winter commencement
Roundtable documents available online
 
events to note
Norwegian medical student addresses exchange program at dean’s hour
Sandra Donaldson will reprise faculty lecture
Free flu mist clinic offered for students, faculty, staff
Barnes & Noble hosts book signings
Medical school holds SCI seminar
Former Buddhist monk will discuss “Generosity”
Spring Datebook items due Monday, Dec. 15
Counseling center to conduct reflection sessions Dec. 16-17
Nutrition center continues seminar series
Doctoral examination set for Lloyd Mitchell
Please return parking survey
Vegan Club considers breakfast foods
IRB meets Jan. 9; proposals due soon
Marketplace for Entrepreneurs seeks volunteers
Series of events will explore American Indian experience
Next graduate committee meeting scheduled for Jan. 26
Graduate School's scholarly forum set for March 2-4
Brooklyn law professor presents PBK lecture
 
announcements
Counseling available for faculty, staff
Remember to practice self-care
Employees may enroll in courses at low cost
Campus climate survey now online
USAT forms due at end of semester
Student jobs will be posted Jan. 7
Driscoll named director of new markets at continuing education
Nutrition tip of the week
Final exam, holiday hours listed
Death noted of student Miles Moen
Ray Richards offers golf season passes via payroll deduction
U2 workshops listed for Jan. 5-9
“31 Days of Glory” raffle winners announced
Denim Day is Dec. 17
 
IN REMEMBRANCE
Remembering Lila Tabor
 
GRANTS & RESEARCH

Nominations invited for departmental excellence in research award
Nominations/applications invited for Clifford faculty research achievement award
Research, grant opportunities listed

 
 

Letter from President Kupchella:

December 9, 2003

TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY:

As we near the end of the fall semester, Adele and I want to let you know how much we appreciate the UND can-do spirit that has characterized his new school year. The campus has never looked better, and it has never been better. By all accounts, it’s been the smoothest school year in memory, and this — with another significant increase in enrollment — more students to serve. Everything from housing, parking, and billing, to providing students with the classes that they needed for their respective programs, was handled in such an exemplary way that our office has received dozens of positive comments from parents and students. As we all know very well, the disappearance of Dru Sjodin will forever mark this semester as a sad time. But this tragic situation and other difficult situations have been handled as well as they could be by extraordinary UND personnel. We extend our gratitude to all who make this such a great place to study and to work. As we approach the beginning of the new calendar year and a new semester, let us all resolve to do what we can individually to make this an even better campus community.

Adele and I look forward to greeting you individually at one of many events leading up to the holiday break.
Our best wishes to you for a happy holiday season and to success in the year ahead.

Sincerely,
Charles E. Kupchella
President

 

Reminder to complete harassment training program

If you have received notice to complete the web-based protected class harassment training program and have not already done so, please make every effort to do so as soon as possible. We hope to have all training completed by the end of December. This is required for all faculty and staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful campus community for everyone. If you have any questions regarding how to access the training program, please contact the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your cooperation.

– Charles E. Kupchella, President.

 

Dale Morrison will speak at winter commencement Dec. 19

Dale Morrison, former CEO of Campbell Soup Co., will give the main address at winter commencement, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Dale Morrison is a global business executive who is known for his skill in building consumer brands and businesses. He began his career at General Foods in 1972, where he held various positions in both sales and marketing with brands such as Kool Aid, Log Cabin, Gravy Train, and Country Time.
In 1981, he joined PepsiCo Inc., where he had general management assignments in both Pepsi soft drinks and Frito-Lay snack foods.

Morrison joined the Campbell Soup Company in 1995 as president of their Pepperidge Farm business and in 1997 was named chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Company.

He is currently a partner with Fenway Partners, a New York private equity firm that manages a capital pool of $1.4 billion. The firm owns Simmons mattresses, Harry Winston jewelers, Aurora Foods and Riddell sports equipment, among others. He is also a board member for several U.S. businesses.

A native of Milton, N.D., Morrison earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University in 1971 and an honorary degree in 1999. He is a member of the University’s Alumni Association and Foundation Boards of Directors. He and his wife Barbara live in Princeton, N.J. They have two children.

 

Faculty, administrators invited to participate in winter commencement

Faculty and administrative staff are invited to march in the winter commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 19. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty and administrative staff will wear academic regalia and assemble at the Chester Fritz Auditorium no later than 1:30 p.m. Staff volunteers and student marshals will be on hand to help all processional participants.

Because of the advance arrangements that are necessary, those planning to participate should contact Tanya in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or by e-mail at tanya.northagen@mail.und.nodak.edu by Dec. 17 to confirm their plans.

If you have any questions about winter commencement, please contact the vice president for student and outreach services office at 777-2724.

– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

 

Roundtable documents available online

Two publications developed in conjunction with the Oct. 21 meeting of the Roundtable on Higher Education may be found at:

http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/Upload/allfile.asp?id=698&tbl=MultiUse

http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/Upload/allfile.asp?id=695&tbl=MultiUse

– North Dakota University System.

 
 
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Norwegian medical student addresses exchange program at dean’s hour

The next medical school dean’s hour lecture, “Medical School Programs: Norway and the United States: A Medical Student’s Perspective,” will be presented by Thomas Husby, Norwegian exchange student. The lecture will take place at noon Thursday, Dec. 11, Reed Keller Auditorium, Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Husby is participating in the medical education Nordic exchange experience, a program for student and faculty exchange between the UND medical school and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. During his four-month visit, concluding this month, Husby has participated in a variety of two- and three-week educational rotations, including emergency and rural medicine, pediatrics, child psychology, orthopedics, infectious disease and obstetrics-gynecology throughout North Dakota.

For additional information contact the office of the dean, 777-2514.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Sandra Donaldson will reprise faculty lecture

The women studies executive committee invites you to a presentation by this semester’s spotlight scholar, Sandra Donaldson, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in 117 Merrifield Hall. We’ve asked Professor Donaldson to reprise the faculty lecture she gave earlier this year. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Coffee and cookies will be available for your electation.

– Wendelin Hume, chair, criminal justice.

 

Free flu mist clinic offered for students, faculty, staff

Student health services will conduct another round of free flu nasal mist vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the student health promotion office in the Memorial Union. Flu mist nasal flu vaccinations will be available to students, faculty and staff while supplies last. This vaccine is for healthy adults ages 18 through 49. Persons with chronic disease such as heart, lung, or kidney disease, diabetes, asthma and anemia, and pregnant and nursing mothers are not eligible to receive this vaccine. Wyeth Pharmaceucticals has donated the vaccine, which normally costs $50 a dose, for this special introductory year. The vaccine will be administered on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are necessary. Supplies are limited. For more information contact the student health promotion office at 777-2097.

– Jane Croecker, student health promotion office.

 

Barnes & Noble hosts book signings

Barnes & Noble University Bookstore will host the following author signings: Saturday, Dec. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Galen Geer, Last Supper in Paradise, author signing, reading, and discussion; Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 to 4 p.m., Tony Bender, Prairie Beat, Loons in the Kitchen, and Great and Mighty Da Da, author signing and reading.

– Marie Chaput, trade manager, UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

 

Medical school holds SCI seminar

A seminar, “SCI: CPG, BBB, MEP, VLF, ABT and NRP,” will be presented by David S.K. Magnuson, associate professor of neurological surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville, Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in 5520 Medical Science Building.

It is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease, and the department of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.
For further information, contact me.

– Matthew Picklo, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, 777-2293, or mpicklo@medicine.nodak.edu.

 

Former Buddhist monk will discuss “Generosity”

A Christmas-inspired talk, “Understanding and Living Generosity,” will be presented by Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk, on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Tea will be served after the talk. There is no charge, and all are invited.

– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.

 

Spring Datebook items due Monday, Dec. 15

You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion in the spring Datebook of activities by Monday, Dec. 15. Please send additions or changes to Mavis at the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall (Box 7144), or e-mail mavis.ness@mail.und.nodak.edu.

The Datebook is published each semester and summer and is distributed to thousands of people on the campus, in the community, the region, and even across the state. We hope you’ll submit your events to be considered for inclusion. Examples of the kind of activities you are encouraged to submit include departmental-sponsored lectures and presentations and cultural/academic displays and exhibitions – anything you want people to know about. Include the date and kind of event, names of persons, such as speakers involved and their titles, title of lectures, location and time of event.

For further UND calendar information, check www.und/calendar.

– University Relations.

 

UND Counseling Center to conduct reflection sessions Dec. 16-17

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 17, several reflection sessions will take place across campus. They will be held in Wilkerson Hall (Rooms 32 and 55) and the Memorial Union (Pembina, Medora, and Agassiz Rooms) at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Each meeting may last up to two hours.

UND administration and faculty are strongly encouraging students to take advantage of one of the sessions, each of which focuses on putting order to the many thoughts and emotions swirling about regarding Dru Sjodin’s disappearance. This is not the only matter of concern, however. In recent weeks UND has also experienced the untimely traffic death of one student and the hospitalization of another after he was attacked in the community. Adding to these stressors are the constant media attention, the onset of winter, and the approaching end of the semester.

The reflection sessions are confidential discussions about a series of traumatic events, such as those faculty, students, and staff are experiencing. The process follows a well-founded educational intervention theory that is designed to lessen the impact of traumatic events. Each session is co-facilitated by professionals who are experienced in the process.

Please encourage those you know to take advantage of this process and to help prepare for the coming holiday season, and eventual resumption of normal routines.

– Erik Mansager, director, UND Counseling Center.

 

Nutrition center continues seminar series

The USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center continues their seminar series with “Regulation of Tioredoxin Reductase” by Korry Hintze, animal and range science, NDSU. The talk will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the GF HNRC library.

– USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

 

Doctoral examination set for Lloyd Mitchell

The final examination for Lloyd Mitchell, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, in Room 308, Education Building. The dissertation title is “The Development of a Definition, Classification System and Model of Cultural Geology as an Academic Sub-discipline of Geology.” Janet Ahler (educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Please return parking survey

If you have not already done so, please complete the parking survey before Monday, Dec. 22. We appreciate your time and input. If you have any questions please contact me.

– Jim Uhlir, auxiliary services, 777-3755.

 

Vegan Club considers breakfast foods

“Breakfast foods” will be the theme of the next meeting of the Monthly Vegan Supper Club on Monday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3610 Cherry St. Bring your favorite dish and a copy of the recipe. We meet as an informal group to share ideas for a healthy lifestyle. Friends and family are invited. To make a reservation or for information, contact me at brennakerr@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Brenna Kerr, wellness center dietitian.

 

IRB meets Jan. 9; proposals due soon

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Dec. 30. 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 are due in ORPD Tuesday, Dec. 23.

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.

 

Marketplace for Entrepreneurs seeks volunteers

The Marketplace for Entrepreneurs is seeking volunteers Jan. 14 and 15 at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. In 2003, Marketplace of Ideas drew more than 7,000 people. Our volunteers made the 2003 Marketplace of Ideas event a success. Please consider helping us out by donating a few hours of your time to volunteer.

The following is a schedule of the volunteer shifts and positions. Please call today and schedule your volunteer shift with Laura at (701) 663-0150 or toll free at 888-384-8410 or e-mail marketplace1@btinet.net

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Registration and information center (six people per shift): 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., first shift; 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., second shift; 5:15 to 9 p.m., third shift.

Ushers and guides (six people per shift): 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., first shift; 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., second shift; 5:15 to 9 p.m., third shift.

Classroom monitors (four people minimum per shift): 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., first shift; 12:45 to 6 p.m., second shift.

Exhibit hall coordinators (assist with move-in, four people per shift): noon to 4:30 p.m., first shift; 4:30 to 9 p.m., second shift.

Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration and information center (five general public registration areas, 12 people minimum per shift): 7 to 10:45 a.m., first shift; 10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., second shift; 2:15 to 6 p.m., third shift.

Ushers and guides (10 people per shift): 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., first shift; 12:30 to 6 p.m., second shift.

Classroom monitors (26 people minimum per shift): 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., first shift; 12:45 to 5 p.m., second shift.

Exhibit hall monitors (five people per shift): 7 to 11 a.m., first shift; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., second shift; 3 to 7 p.m., third shift.

Orientation (15 to 30 minutes prior to shift). Please select a schedule that works out best for you and call Laura at (701) 663-0150 or toll free 888-384-8410 or e-mail marketplace1@btinet.net as soon as possible.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Laura Henry, Marketplace for Kids Program coordinator.

 

Series of events will explore American Indian experience

A series of events occurring in 2004, “Exploring the American Indian Experience,” offers an opportunity for our community to learn more about the many aspects of contemporary Indian issues and culture. This series includes a community-wide book discussion and three community forums. Each event is free of charge and open to all. Following is the schedule of events or read more details online at www.conted.und.edu/AIE/.

• Community-wide book discussion of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey by Joe Starita, Thursday, Jan. 22, and Monday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble/UND Bookstore coffee shop. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join Birgit Hans (Indian studies) to discuss the four generations of the Dull Knifes and gain a unique glimpse of the Lakota culture from the 1870s to the 1990s. This book is available at local libraries and bookstores.

• Community forum, “The Setting of the Indian Experience,” Thursday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. Greg Gagnon (Indian studies) will discuss the setting of the American Indian experience, including history and common beliefs about Indians in America, and will answer questions about American Indian culture.

• Community forum, “Current Issues in Indian Country,” Monday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. Some of the most important issues in Indian Country are state-tribal jurisdictions, demographics, treaties, and gambling casinos. Discover what American Indians believe are the most significant issues today in a discussion led by Jim Grijalva (law).

• Community forum, “A Celebration of Life: Understanding the Powwow in Today’s Indian Experience,” Thursday, April 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Show coordinators Russ McDonald (rural health) and Brian Gilley (Indian studies) will explain the role of tradition in powwows today. Dancers and musicians will demonstrate each element of the powwow and explain the significance of the dress in each dance. This session will be a wonderful opportunity to discover the meaning of this celebration of life to greater enhance your participation and attendance at any powwow.

For more information about the book discussion or the forums, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 777-2663 or e-mail conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Dawn Botsford, special events coordinator, vice president for student and outreach services office.

 

Next graduate committee meeting scheduled for Jan. 26

The graduate committee will not meet again until Jan. 26.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Graduate School’s scholarly forum set for March 2-4

The graduate school is sponsoring a campus-wide scholarly forum, which will be held Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4. The purpose of this forum is to allow the University to highlight scholarly activities and provide a venue to share research with students and colleagues. This year, we are pleased that Mary Burgen, general secretary of the American Association of University Professors and former professor of Victorian literature and chair of English at Indiana University, will give a keynote address Tuesday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. A second keynote address selected by atmospheric sciences will be held Wednesday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. Both speakers will present in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

Presentations, exhibits and/or performances from faculty and students are encouraged. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, Feb. 16. For submission forms and guidelines go to www.und.edu/dept/grad and look under “In the Spotlight.”
Please contact the graduate school if you have any questions regarding the forum.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Brooklyn law professor presents PBK lecture

On Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Margaret A. Berger of the Brooklyn Law School will be on campus to present the Phi Beta Kappa lecture in conjunction with the spring Phi Beta Kappa banquet and initiation. Faculty who wish to have her speak in their classes are asked to contact Mary Kweit in political science and public administration. Berger is the Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor of Law at the Brooklyn Law School where she teaches civil procedure, evidence, and courses on the interaction of science and the law. She has been a visiting professor at New York University Law School and the University of California/Hastings College of the Law. She was recently recognized by the American Law Institute/American Bar Association with the Rawle Award for her role in developing new approaches to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and in educating the legal and science communities about ways to implement these approaches. She currently serves on the National Research Council Panel on Science, Technology, and the Law, and was the reporter for the post-conviction issues working group of the National Commission on the Future of DNA evidence. She is the co-author of Weinstein’s Evidence: Commentary on Rules of Evidence for the United States Courts and Magistrates and numerous articles.

– Mary Kweit, political science and public administration, 777-3548, mary.kweit@und.nodak.edu.

 
 
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Counseling available for faculty, staff

Staff and faculty are reminded that individual counseling is available during these stressful times through the Employee Assistance Program. If you need assistance please call the St. Alexius Employee Assistant Program at 1-800-327-7195 and they will set you up locally for free counseling. All referrals are confidential.

– Desi Sporbert, human resources.

 

Remember to practice self-care

Dru Sjodin’s absence has struck a deep blow to the morale and feelings of security of many on campus. Whether we knew her personally or not, these are difficult times for all of us. The uneasy stress of not knowing but fearing can take a bigger toll than usual as we face the semester’s close and the upcoming holidays. The University counseling center staff put together a brief list of self-care items that we hope will assist in the next days and weeks ahead. We have staff available to offer brief classroom presentations or small group discussions on stress and self-care. If you are interested, please give us a call at 777-2127. Information about what is and will be available on a campuswide basis regarding Dru will be forthcoming from the dean of students office. Until, and beyond then, may we all take good care of ourselves and one another.

Normalize your routines
• Go to work as usual.
• Go to class on schedule.
• Involve yourself in normal intramural activities (competitions, study groups, outings, elections, etc.).

Watch your nutrition
• Eat regularly (comfort foods are all right).
• Drink lots of fluids.
• Get out for moderate exercise.
• Avoid alcohol and medications (unless prescribed, increased stress can lead us to become dependent more easily than we would otherwise be).

Cope with anxiety
• This will be different for each individual.
• DON’T think of yourself as odd for not feeling/responding like others do.
• It is normal for your manner of coping to change from day to day.
• It’s all right to talk about your fears (even your worst, pessimistic ones) even though others may not be doing so.
• Counselors are available should you want to work with one.

Schedule your concerns
• Set aside a specific time (15 to 30 minutes) each day.
• Sit quietly alone and tell yourself this is the time for you to worry all you want, until the time is up. Then you will be getting back to your routines until the same time tomorrow.
• Think through your concerns; write them down along with any resolutions that come to mind.
• When the time is up, put aside any writing material you have, breathe deeply, and remind yourself that you will return to the concerns the next day.
• As an alternative, set this time aside with a friend or two. Remember to watch the time, and when the period is over, breathe deeply, hug one another if you wish, and agree on the next meeting time.

– Erik Mansager, director, University counseling center.

 

Employees may enroll in courses at low cost

For just $7.67 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the graduate school, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to admissions (undergraduates) or the graduate school. Return the completed waiver forms to admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, Dec. 26.

4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the admissions office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit!

-- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.

 

Campus climate survey now online

The President’s Advisory Council on Women is pleased to announce the web publication of the Campus Climate for Women Faculty and Staff Survey Results. We encourage you to take a look at the results and recommendations so we can each do our part to make UND an even better place to work. The report can be found at our web site, www.und.edu/org/pacw. If you have any questions please contact me.

– Wendelin Hume, chair of PAC-W, 777-4115, chair, criminal justice.

 

USAT forms due at end of semester

This is a reminder that the UND student assessment of teaching (USAT) forms are due at the end of the semester. These forms should be delivered to ITSS production control, located in Upson II Hall, Room 11-J (basement). Please call institutional research at 777-4358 if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

– Carmen Williams, director, institutional research.

 

Student jobs will be posted Jan. 7

It is time to think about spring jobs! We will post FWS/institutional jobs for spring on Jan. 7, so please get your spring listings to us by the week of Dec. 29. You may contact Cathy at 777-4411, e-mail cathy.jelinek@mail.und.nodak.edu or fax 777-2040 for FWS jobs. Contact Job Service for institutional work at 777-4395 or e-mail at job.service@mail.und.nodak.edu Remember that jobs are to be posted for a minimum of three days before a student is hired or starts work.

– Cathy Jelinek, student financial aid, and Terri Jerik, Job Service.

 

Driscoll named director of new markets at continuing education

The Division of Continuing Education has named Laura Driscoll to serve as the director of new markets and partnerships. She has served as coordinator of correspondence study. In her new position, Driscoll will provide leadership in the exploration and development of new partnerships in correspondence study, certificate programs and the division. She is responsible for administrative supervision, exploring and nurturing new markets and programming opportunities, supervising curriculum design, and providing the Division with leadership in partnership development.

Driscoll earned an MBA from the University and is currently working on a doctorate in educational leadership. She has earned the outstanding divisional employee award and the performance award at the Division of Continuing Education.

– Continuing education.

 

Nutrition tip of the week

Starch blockers: the next diet craze?

The low-carb diet rage continues: The “newest” fad is starch-blockers. Proponents claim they block the digestion of significant amounts of starch, but research shows there is no evidence that this has any long-term weight-loss benefits. Many diet plans will “work” in the short-term, meaning you can lose weight on them. The question is, are they healthy and sustainable over the long run? The answer so far is “probably not.” What is clear is that regular physical activity coupled with calorie control can contribute to your overall weight management.

Produced the American Dietetic Association’s public relations team and modified by Brenna Kerr, student health and wellness center dietitian.

 

Final exam, holiday hours listed

Christmas Eve afternoon, Christmas Day are holidays

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at noon and Thursday, Dec. 25, will be observed as Christmas Eve and Christmas 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:
Final exam hours at the Chester Fritz Library are: Friday, Dec. 12 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, Dec. 15-18, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Holiday hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28, closed; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed); Friday, Jan. 2, through Monday, Jan. 12, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Health sciences library:
Semester break and holiday hours for the Library of the Health Sciences are: Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 20, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 27, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 28, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 11, closed.
Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 12. – April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

Law library:
Extended exam hours for the law library are: Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, Dec. 15, through Thursday, Dec. 18, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; and Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Printing center:
The printing center will be closed Friday, Dec. 26. We will open Monday, Dec. 29. – Lowell Brandner, printing center.

University Letter:
University Letter will not be published Dec. 27 or Jan. 2. The next University Letter will be dated Jan. 9. The deadline for submitting items for publication is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. -- Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.

 

Death noted of student Miles Moen

It is with regret that the University reports that Miles Elliott Moen of Grand Forks died Tuesday, Dec. 2. He attended UND from the fall semester of 1981 through fall 2003.

– Lillian Elsinga, dean of students.

 

Ray Richards offers golf season passes via payroll deduction

Play golf at Ray Richards in 2004 at the 2003 rate. This offer is available to faculty and staff who sign up for a season pass on payroll deduction. The payroll deduction will occur in January, February, and March 2004; the amount of the season pass will be deducted over six pay periods in equal installments beginning Jan. 15. The season pass will be available to you when the season opens in April. The amount deducted per pay period is $34.70, for a total of $208.20 (includes tax). This offer also applies to a faculty/staff family season pass; the deduction per pay period will be $67.61 for a total of $405.66 (includes tax).

Call 777-3788 or e-mail wally.bloom@operations.und.edu for an application or with questions. I will either send or fax you an application.

– Wally Bloom, Ray Richards Golf Course.

 

U2 workshops listed for Jan. 5-9

Below are U2 workshops for Jan. 5-9. Visit our web site for additional workshops in January and February.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 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.

Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect (instructor led): Jan. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room B320B, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Presenter: Gerry Nies.

Defensive Driving: Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. 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 remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Jan. 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will provide information on what bloodborne pathogens are, and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Claire Moen.

The Hiring Process at UND and How to Reference Check: Jan. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

International Employees and Non-Immigration Issues: Jan. 6, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Annex Room, International Center. Workshop will familiarize officials responsible for hiring international employees with Federal non-immigration requirements concerning employment at UND. Workshops will discuss visa eligibility requirements, various visa possibilities, and procedures for obtaining the appropriate visa. Presenter: Will Young (international programs).

The Write Way Beyond Spell Check; Practical and Profitable Grammar, Usage, and Proofreading for the Professional: Jan. 8 and 15, 8 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union, or Feb. 10 and 17, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Fee: $69 (includes reference book and refreshments). In today’s information society, instant communication (cell phone, fax, or e-mail) is not necessarily effective communication. Accurate, precise, and informative communications are more important than ever. Proper grammar and usage can affect your bottom line. Your language skills, whether oral or written, should be a tool and not a hindrance in attracting and retaining customers.

Participants will learn how to write sentences that have an impact, how and when to use who and whom or affect and effect, how to avoid spelling and punctuation errors, how to correct pronunciation problems, and much more. Presenter: Teresa Seibel (English).

Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Memorial 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.

Don’t Get Burned . . .: Jan. 8, 2 to 4 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers.

Presenters: Mike Powers and Jason Uhlir.

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

 

“31 Days of Glory” raffle winners announced

Recent winners of the “31 Days of Glory” Staff Senate raffle are: Thursday, Dec. 4, Vicki Larson (off campus), Friday, Dec. 5, Kathy Sukalski (biochemistry and molecular biology); Saturday, Dec. 6, Rick Fore (facilities); Sunday, Dec. 7, William Meagher (off campus); Monday, Dec. 8, Charlotte Bratvold (facilities); Tuesday, Dec. 9, Jane Traub (career services); Wednesday, Dec. 10, Mike Skiple (facilities).

Proceeds from the sale of these raffle tickets go toward funding scholarships for dependents of UND staff attending the University. Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and continues to support UND Staff Senate and all our programs.

– Tanya Northagen (student and outreach services), vice president/president elect, Staff Senate.

 

Denim Day is Dec. 17

December’s Denim Day is coming early this year and will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, so dig out your button, pay your dollar, and enjoy going casual while you know that 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.

 

Remembering Lila Tabor

Lila E. Tabor, retired assistant professor of psychology, died Dec. 5 at Woodside Village in Grand Forks. She was 80.
Lila Emily Tabor was born July 30, 1923, in East Hartford, Conn., and attended school there. She moved to California and attended Santa Ana College and then graduated with her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton. She received her M.S. in psycholinguistics and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara before coming to the University of North Dakota as an assistant professor in psychology in 1977. She retired in 1992 with the rank of associate professor of psychology.

Dr. Tabor is survived by a son, Howard D. Gokey, Laguna Beach, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Tabor.

She was preceded in death by her brother George and her parents. – Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.

 
 
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Nominations invited for departmental excellence in research award

Nominations for the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity, are due at ORPD on Monday, Jan. 5. The winning department will receive a $1,500 award and a plaque at the Founders Day banquet Feb. 26.

Nominations should include information that will allow the selection committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department. At a minimum, such nominations should include a listing of published research or other creative or scholarly activities during the period 1998-2003. Additional information for those years, such as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities, the number and type of active sponsored projects, dissertations or other research papers presented by students, performances or scholarly presentations by faculty, etc., should be included if they contribute to the overall picture of a department’s research, scholarly, and creative activities. A statement of support from the dean is required. To expedite the review process, nine copies of the nomination and supporting documentation should be submitted to ORPD.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. This committee includes the vice president for research (chair), director of research and program development, the chair of the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the research council, the chair of the faculty research seed money council, and one member of the faculty research seed money council.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, the departments of English, atmospheric sciences, biology, neuroscience, physics, and chemistry may not be nominated this year.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.

-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.

 

Nominations/applications invited for Clifford faculty research achievement award

Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and a check for $2,000 at the Founders Day banquet Thursday, Feb. 26.

The following information should be provided:

(1) A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.

(2) overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for Federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;

(3) potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.

Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Nine copies of each nomination and supporting documentation should be received at the Office of Research and Program Development no later than Monday, Jan. 5.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research. This committee includes the vice president for research (chair), director of research and program development, the chair of the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the Senate scholarly activities committee, three faculty members from the research council, the Chair of the faculty research seed money council, and one member of the faculty research seed money council.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, Jody Rada and Jay Meek (2003), Joyce Coleman and Jeffrey W. Lang (2002), Leon F. Osborne (2001), Edward C. Carlson (2000), and Diane Langemo and David Lambeth (1999) may not be nominated this year.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.

-- William Gosnold, interim director, 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 website.

NOTE: A search of funding opportunities with deadlines the week of February 1-7, 2004 brings up a list of approximately 1350 opportunities from a variety of agencies. We do not have the time or space to include all these opportunities in these articles, therefore, we encourage you to go to the Community of Science Main Search page at http://www.cos.com/ to search for opportunities that fit your needs.

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Impact of Payment and Organization on Cost, Quality And Equity–Funding for research related to effects of payment and organizational structures and processes on cost, quality and equity of health care services. Contact: Irene Fraser, 301-594-6192; cods@ahrq.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-125.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04 (R01); 3/24/04 (R03).

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Patient-Centered Care: Customizing Care to Meet Patients’ Needs–Funding to redesign and evaluate new care processes that lead to greater patient empowerment, improved patient-provider interaction, easier navigation through healthcare systems, and improved access, quality, and outcomes, especially projects emphasizing chronic illness, episodes of care that extend beyond hospitalization, longitudinal care, and priority populations (e.g., inner-city areas; rural areas, including frontier areas; low-income groups; minority groups; women; children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life health care). Contact: Helen Burstin, 301- 594-1782; hburstin@ahrq.gov or kmorgan@ahrq.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-124.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04 (R01); 3/24/04 , 7/24/04, 11/24/04 (R03).

AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (AMMAN)
Fellowship Opportunities in Jordan–Support for graduate and post graduate research in Jordan in art and all areas of the humanities and natural and social sciences. Deadline: 2/1/04. Contact: ACOR, 617-353-6571; acor@bu.edu; http://www.bu.edu/acor.

CHILDS MEMORIAL FUND FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, JANE COFFIN
Fellowship Awards support postdoctoral research into the causes, origins, and treatment of cancer, with an emphasis on supramolecular structure and cryoelectron microscopy. Applicants may be from the medical and related sciences or structural biology. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact: Kim E. Roberts, 203-785-4612; info@jccfund.org; http://63.236.76.174/jcc/fellowship.htm.

GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION, HARRY FRANK
Dissertation Fellowships support research to increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world, especially in relation to social change, socialization of children, intergroup conflict, drug trafficking and use, family relationships, and investigations of control of aggression and violence. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 212-644-4907; http://www.hfg.org/html.pages/dissert.htm.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA (IDSA)
Postoctoral Fellowships in Infectious Diseases are awarded to individuals in graduate training programs in infectious diseases. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact:703-299-0200; info@idsociety.org; http://www.idsociety.org/Template.cfm?Section=IDSA_Postoctoral_Fellowships.

LASKER FOUNDATION, ALBERT AND MARY
Basic Medical Research Awards honor scientists who have made fundamental investigations that open new areas of biomedical science. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact: David Keegan, 212-286-0222; dkeegan@laskerfoundation.org;
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/awards/nominate.html.

MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T.
Research and Writing Grants Competition–Support for projects to explore development of improved understandings of key topics in global security and sustainability, and to broaden and strengthen the community of writers and scholars engaged in work on these issues. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact: Research and Writing Grants, 312-726-8000; researchandwriting@macfound.org; http://www.macfound.org/programs/gss/research_writing.htm.

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY (NDSS)
Charles J. Epstein Down Syndrome Research Awards provide seed money to scientists and clinicians seeking to gain a better understanding of Down syndrome and increase the knowledge base about this condition. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact: Charles J. Epstein Research Award, 1-800-221-4602; info@ndss.org; http://www.ndss.org/ndss/main/content.cfm?fuseaction=ResearchNDSSProgArticle&article=270

NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Overweight and Obesity Control at Worksites–Support for studies designed to determine whether worksite interventions that include environmental strategies (programs, policies or organizational practices to influence health behaviors) are successful in preventing or controlling obesity. Contact: Charlotte Pratt, 301-435-0382; prattc@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-006.html. Deadlines: 2/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/12/04 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
Occupational Safety and Health Research Grants - Special Emphasis Research Career Awards support research to identify and investigate relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational diseases and injuries; to develop more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites, and methods for measuring early markers of adverse health effects and injuries; to develop new protective equipment, engineering control technology, and work practices to reduce risks of occupational hazards; and to evaluate technical feasibility or application of a new or improved occupational safety and health procedure, method, technique, or system. Contact: Gwendolyn Cattledge, 404-498-2508; Gcattledge@cdc.gov; http://www.tgci.com/fedrgtxt/03-25240.txt. Deadlines: 2/3/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Career Transition Awards support research training in an NIAMS intramural laboratory followed by 2-3 years of support for an independent research project in an extramural institution. Contact: Barbara Mittleman, 301-402-7696; mittlemb@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-056.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING (NIBIB)
Neurotechnology Research, Development, and Enhancement–Support for an integrated and coordinated program of research and research training that can be applied to an individual or a broad spectrum of biological processes, disorders, and diseases and across organ systems. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Grace C.Y. Peng, 301-496-9178; penggr@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-006.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Superfund Basic Research and Training Program–Support for research to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes with an emphasis on identifying uncontrolled hazardous wastes; characterize the impacts of hazardous waste sites and emergency releases on the surrounding environment (i.e., communities, ecological systems, and ambient air, soil,water); and institute control or remediation approaches to minimize risk from exposure to these contaminants. Contact: Claudia Thompson, 919-541-4638; thompsol@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-04-001.html. Deadlines: 2/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/21/04 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Research on Co-Morbid Mental and Other Physical Disorders–Support to expand and refocus studies on co-morbid disorders, including, but not limited to, areas traditionally known as “behavioral medicine” or “health psychology.” Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Peter Muehrer, 301-443-4708; pmuehrer@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-047.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Exploratory/Developmental Awards in Epilepsy Research for Junior Investigators–Funding for collaborations among junior investigators (Postdoctoral Fellows through Assistant Professors, or equivalent) for translational research in the field of epilepsy (patient-oriented research, developmental neurobiology, genetics, advanced technology, imaging, pharmacotherapeutics, or other research areas). Contact: Margaret P. Jacobs, 301-496-1917; mj22o@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-111.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Pilot Studies for Clinical Trials in Neurological Disorders–Support to obtain preliminary data and conduct studies to support rationale for a subsequent full-scale clinical trial of an intervention to treat or prevent neurological disease. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135; jm137f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-119.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)/ NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards support specialized study by individuals with a health professional doctoral degree committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: NIDA: Dorynne Czechowicz 301-443-2237; dczechow@nida.nih.gov; NIA: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322; rb42h@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-003.html; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-076.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Animal Models of Adolescent Drug Abuse: Integrative Studies of Brain and Behavioral Development--Support for innovative projects incorporating multidisciplinary approaches to understand how physical transformations in the adolescent brain are related to behavioral changes associated with drug abuse. Contact: Robert Riddle, 301-443-6300; riddler@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-011.html. Deadlines: 2/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/17/04 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms–Support for research on biological mechanisms of aging in tissues and organs, particularly projects that significantly advance basic biology research to understand how and why changes take place in tissues with age and how those changes relate to altered tissue and organ function. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Frank L. Bellino, 301-496-6402; bellinof@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-147.html.

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; or research that elucidates interactions between alcohol and HCV infection, obesity, or nutritional deficiencies that can potentiate severity, and accelerate the course of alcoholic hepatitis. Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301-443-2689; vpurohit@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-078.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Ancillary Studies on Control Groups in Clinical Trials–Support for interventional clinical trials to address biological, behavioral, and statistical issues related to the control or comparison group used in these trials and the effects of inclusion of a placebo group on clinical trial design. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Leroy M. Nyberg, Jr., 301-594-7717; ln10f@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-094.html.

Basic and Preclinical Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)–Support for basic, mechanistic, and preclinical research in all domains of CAM in order to provide a stronger foundation for ongoing and planned clinical studies. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Neal B. West, 301-402-5867; westn@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-124.html.

Basic and Translational Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinson’s Disease–Support for research addressing the underlying

neurobiological mechanisms associated with cognitive and linguistic sequelae of Parkinson’s disease. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Emmeline Edwards, 301-496-9964; ee48r@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-02-107.html.

Basic Research in the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract–Support for research focusing on basic cellular, molecular, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of the normal and abnormal function of the bladder and lower urinary tract. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 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.

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. Pain responses must be examined at all levels of research including the gene, molecule, cell, organ, and individual with the goal of developing biobehavioral interventions to manage or prevent pain. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Martha Hare, 301-451-3874; Martha.hare@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-152.html.

Bone Anabolic Hormones, Their Receptors, and Signal Transduction Pathways–Support for research focused on systemic hormones, local growth factors, and bone-active cytokines with potential bone anabolic effects. The long-term objective is to identify potential targets of therapeutic value in treatment of diseases that adversely affect bone, including, but not limited to, osteoporosis due to loss of gonadal steroids, aging, use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive drugs, hyperparathyroidism, excessive thyroid hormone replacement, or tumor metastasis to bone. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Mehrdad Tondravi, 301-451-9871; mt270t@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-008.html.

Cachexia: Research into Biobehavioral Management and Quality of Life–Support for basic and clinical research in cachexia; to examine cachexia in relation to several related symptoms to improve quality of life; and to examine cachexia symptoms in two or more chronic conditions. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Hilary Sigmon, 301-594-5970; Hilary_Sigmon@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-109.html.

Chromium as Adjuvant Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance–Support for basic studies of chromium action on insulin secretory and signaling pathways, and clinical studies to assess safety and efficacy of chromium as an adjuvant treatment of type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Contact: Rebecca B. Costello, 301-435-2920; CostellB@od.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-114.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children–Support for research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic diseases, particularly the study of children within the context of family and family-community dynamics. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; armstrongn@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-159.html.

Clinical Use of Medications to Treat Alcoholism and Alcohol-Related Diseases–Support for research on pharmacological agents that prevent or reduce alcohol intake by decreasing the alcohol craving or urge to drink or alleviating negative symptoms associated with drinking (e.g., protracted withdrawal syndrome). Contact: Joanne B. Fertig, 301-443-0635; jfertig@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-098.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Complex Formation in Hormonal Regulation of Gene Expression–Support for research addressing fundamental underlying mechanisms by which nuclear accessory proteins, such as coactivators and corepressors, mediate signaling through hormone receptors at the regulation of gene expression level. Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-594-8819; rm76f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-100.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Continued Development and Maintenance of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Software–Support for the continued development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of existing software. Contact: Bret Peterson, 301-435-0758; bretp@ncrr.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-141.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

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

Development of Cell-Selective Tools for Studies of the Bladder, Prostate, and Genitourinary Tract–Support to develop new, cell-selective research tools and methods applicable to studies of the bladder, prostate, and other organs of the GU tract. Deadline: 2/1/04. Contact: Chris Mullins, 301-594-7717; cm419z@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-143.html.

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

Emerging Technologies for the Study of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology–Support to develop new technologies and apply existing innovative technologies to answer questions regarding neuroendocrine control of reproduction. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Louis V. DePaolo, 301-435-6970; depaolol@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-079.html.

Enhancing Adolescent Health Promotion Across Multiple High Risk Behaviors–Support for research related to health promotion and risk reduction among adolescents; specifically, research to identify determinants of health promoting and health compromising behaviors among adolescents and identify and evaluate interventions and methodologies that show promise for improving the health profiles of

adolescents by assessing, preventing, reducing, or ameliorating high-risk behaviors. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Janice Phillips, 301-594-6152; janice_Phillips@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-159.html.

Evolutionary Mechanisms in Infectious Disease–Support for research to develop a predictive science of infectious disease by applying perspectives, theories, and methods from relevant scientific disciplines to important issues of disease emergence, prevention, and consequences of treatment. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943; Irene_Eckstrand@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-113.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Functional Tissue Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues–Support for research to enhance our understanding of functional tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues (articular cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone, meniscus, intervertebral disc, and skeletal muscle). Innovative approaches will be stressed. Contact: James S. Panagis, 301-594-5055; jp149d@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-014.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
Gene Discovery for Complex Neurological and Neurobehavioral Disorders–Support for projects focusing on any phase of the gene discovery process, from initial patient ascertainment to positional cloning. Novel approaches, including use of intermediate phenotypes that potentially underlie complex disorders, are encouraged. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Robert Finkelstein, 301-496-5745; finkelsr@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-092.html.

Genetic Architecture, Biological Variation, and Complex Phenotypes--Support for new studies on genetic variation and the architecture of complex phenotypes, especially studies of the underlying causes and architecture of complex phenotypes, including human diseases. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/03. Contact: See the program announcement at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-110.html for contact persons and areas of interest of the participating institutes/centers.

Genetic Studies of Obesity-Related Traits in Model Organisms–Support for research to identify and characterize genes influencing obesity-related phenotypes in fruit flies, soil nematodes, and zebrafish. Contact: Carol Renfrew Haft, 301-594-7689; cr84g@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-018.html. Deadlines: 2/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/17/04 (Application).

Health Disparities in Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases–Support for research focused on potentially modifiable environmental, social, and behavioral factors, and on gene-environment interactions, that may underlie ethnic or racial disparities in disease prevalence and outcome; or descriptive and analytic epidemiologic studies to characterize further health disparities in rheumatic, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases. Contact: Deborah N. Ader, 301-594-5032; aderd@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-054.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Identification and Prevention of Middle Childhood Precursors of Risky Sexual Behavior–Support to identify interactions of individual characteristics (biologic, behavioral, cognitive, developmental, gender, genetic, and temperament) with environmental factors (family, peers, community, culture, school, religion, media, and socioeconomic status) during the middle childhood years that increase the likelihood that certain children will engage in risky sexual behavior. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Lynne Haverkos, 301-435-6881; haverkol@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-101.html.

Identifying Functional Links Between the Immune System and Brain Function Including Behavior–Support to identify research themes that may help bridge the gap in understanding how immune mediators affect brain function and behaviors related to cognition and mood. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288; lois@helix.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-045.html.

Increasing Quality of Life in Mobility Disorders–Support for research to improve quality of life in persons with limited mobility by managing physical symptoms and psychosocial consequences that occur as a result of the primary or secondary condition. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Karin Helmers, 301-594-2177; karin.helmers@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-111.html.

Independent Scientist Awards support newly independent scientists who can demonstrate a need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers. Contact: See the program announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-020.html for areas of interest and contact persons in participating Institutes/Centers. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Informal Caregiving Research for Chronic Conditions–Support for studies of informal caregiving to improve caregiver health and quality of life, caregiving processes, and caregiving effectiveness and health outcomes, especially research to advance science-based knowledge of informal caregiving, with attention to the caregiver. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; nell.armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-155.html.

Innovation Grants for Research on Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome–Support for research on the mechanistic basis of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Huber R. Warner, 301-496-4996; warnerh@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-097.html.

Integrative and Collaborative Approaches to Research–Additional support for collaborative and integrative activities for groups of currently funded investigators working on a common problem of fundamental interest to the NIGMS or the NIDDK. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 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.

Inter-Relationships of Sleep, Fatigue, and HIV/AIDS–Support for research into the etiology of sleep disturbances and fatigue associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency disease syndrome (AIDS). Deadlines: 2/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/15/04 (Application). Contact: Michael J. Twery, 301-435-0202; twery@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-010.html.

Long-Term Care Recipients: Quality of Life and Quality of Care Research–Support for research on improving quality of life, health,

functional abilities, and health outcomes for residents of long-term care institutions such as nursing homes, extended care, and assisted living facilities. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; nell.armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-162.html.

Management of Chronic Pain–Support for research to determine the most effective interventions to remove barriers to effective treatment, or the most effective pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies including complementary and alternative therapies; or to identify assessment tools for patients unable to verbalize their pain, or effective pain management strategies for individuals with disabilities and underserved populations. Contact: Karin Helmers, 301-594-2177; Karin_helmers@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-115.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Mechanisms in Nutrition and Infection–Support for research to advance understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in relationships between nutrition and infection. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Dennis Mangan, 301-594-2421; Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-133.html.

Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award–Support for career development of newly trained clinicians. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Dorynne Czechowicz, 301-443-2237; dczechow@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-076.html.

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences-Support for research addressing methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, with emphasis on issues in studying sensitive behaviors, issues of ethics in research, issues related to confidential data and protection of research subjects, and issues in developing multidisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel approaches to behavioral and social science research. Contact: Michael Stefanek, 301-496-8776; ms496r@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-072.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research–Support for clinicians to have protected time for patient-oriented research and to act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. Contact: See the program announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-005.html for contacts and areas of interest of the participating institutes/centers. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

New Approaches to the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain–Support for innovative basic research investigations to study the pathogenesis of orofacial pain, in particular temporomandibular disorders; a broad range of research proposals on pathogenic mechanisms, new animal models, and interventions to halt and reverse disease processes is encouraged. Contact: Kenneth A. Gruber, 301-594-4836; Kenneth.Gruber@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-108.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

NIH Small Research Grant Program–Support for small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Program contacts and areas of interest of the participating institutes/centers may be found at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/r03_accept.htm.

Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research–Support for research to enhance animal stem cells as model biological systems. Research to isolate, characterize, and identify totipotent and multipotent stem cells from nonhuman biomedical research animal models, as well as to generate reagents and techniques to characterize and separate those stem cells from other cell types is encouraged. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: John D. Harding, 301-435-0744; hardingj@ncrr.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-147.html.

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Inflammatory Muscle Disease–Support for investigator-initiated research on pathogenesis and treatment of inflammatory myopathy, including studies in appropriate animal models or preclinical or clinical studies in patients with any form of inflammatory muscle disease. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128; LymnR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-131.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04.

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome–Support for research on the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in diverse groups and across the life span. Applications that address novel hypotheses, heterogeneous population groups, and research gaps and common mediators influencing the actions among and between various bodily systems are encouraged. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Eleanor Hanna, 301-402-1770; HannaE@od.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-034.html.

Plasticity of Human Stem Cells in the Nervous System-Support for research characterizing cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms that allow human stem and precursor cells to express plasticity and lineage choices. Projects addressing comparisons between different classes of human stem cells, and between human and nonhuman stem cells are also relevant. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Arlene Y. Chiu, 301-496-1447; chiua@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-025.html.

Precursor Cells in Skeletal Muscle Repair and Hypertrophy–Support for research to isolate, characterize, and identify precursor cells required for normal growth and repair of injured, aged, or diseased muscle. Goals include determining factors responsible for migration, proliferation, and differentiation of precursor cells following muscle injury or increased exercise. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128; LymnR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-136.html.

Proteomics and Metabolomics in Type 1 Diabetes and Its Complications–Support for research using proteomics technologies and metabolomics to study type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications, with emphasis on the importance of collaborative efforts between investigators with expertise in proteomics or metabolomics and investigators with expertise in T1D. Deadlines: 2/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/28/04 (Application). Contact: Salvatore Sechi, 301-594-8814; ss24q@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-024.html.

Proteomics in Diabetes and Other Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases–Support for research using proteomic technologies for studying diabetes and its complications, and other endocrine and metabolic diseases. Development and improvement of innovative proteomic technologies is encouraged through their application to relevant biological questions related to diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic

diseases. Contact: Salvatore Sechi, 301-594-8814; ss24q@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-052.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Race/Ethnic Disparities in Incidence of Diabetes Complications–Support for research to understand racial/ethnic disparities in development of microvascular (nephropathy, retinopathy, and neuropathy), and macrovascular (cardiovascular disease and stroke) complications of diabetes. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Kristin Abraham, 301-451-8048; ka136s@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-165.html.

Research on Ethical Issues in Human Studies–Support to investigate ethical issues in human subjects research or to address ethical challenges of involving human participants in research. Contact: Della M. Hann, 301-402-2725; hannd@od.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-103.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Research on Microbial Biofilms–Support for studies on microbial biofilms which may lead to improved strategies to diagnose, prevent, and treat biofilm-associated infectious diseases. Contact: Dennis F. Mangan, 301-594-2421; Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-047.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04/, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Role of Antioxidants in Prevention of Diabetic Complications–Support for research to determine efficacy of vitamin E or other antioxidants in preventing, delaying, or ameliorating the micro- or macrovascular complications of diabetes, and to provide insight into mechanisms by which antioxidants might prevent or influence development of diabetic vascular disease. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021; bl99n@nih.gov;
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-112.html.

Role of Gene-Environmental Interactions Underlying the Health Disparity of Premature Birth–Support for studies 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. Multidisciplinary approaches to clarify the potential role of genetics in increased risk of premature birth in these disadvantaged populations is encouraged. Contact: John V. Ilekis, 301-435-6895; ilekisj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-102.html. Deadlines: 2/12/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Role of Musculoskeletal Microvasculature in Fitness and Disease–Support for research emphasizing changes in skeletal muscle perfusion as a result of disease, injury, or exercise training, including studies in appropriate animal models or preclinical or clinical studies. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128; LymnR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-104.html.

Services and Intervention Research with Homeless Persons Having Alcohol, Drug Abuse, or Mental Disorders–Support for innovative and theory-driven empirical research examining organization, management, integration, and financing of services, as well as the impact of these factors on quality, cost, access, utilization, outcomes, and cost analyses of care, especially investigations of services for persons who suffer from co-occurring alcohol, drug abuse, and mental disorders and persons at risk for or who have HIV/AIDS or other serious health problems. Contact: Harold I. Perl, 301-443-0788; perl@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-150. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health–Support to elucidate basic social and cultural constructs and processes used in health research; clarify social and cultural factors in the etiology and consequences of health and illness; link basic research to practice for improving prevention, treatment, health services, and dissemination; and explore ethical issues in social and cultural research. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Ronald P. Abeles, 301-496-7859; abeles@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-043.html.

Social and Demographic Studies of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.--Support for research to improve understanding of race and ethnicity in social science and demographic research. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Rebecca L. Clark, 301-496-1175; rclark@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-057.html.

Social and Structural Impact of HIV/AIDS--Support for research examining the social, demographic, economic, and other structural impacts of HIV in populations around the globe. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Susan Newcomer, 301-435-6981; Snewcomer@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-027.html.

Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins–Support for basic research on structures of membrane proteins utilizing techniques of x-ray crystallography, electron diffraction, or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study directly structures of their proteins. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-060.html.

Studies Into the Causes and Mechanisms of Dystonia–Support for new studies on underlying causes of human dystonia, secondary consequences of these movement disorders, and potential therapeutic strategies for treating these conditions. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Katrina Gwinn-Hardy, 301-496-5745; gwinnk@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-156.html.

Support for a wide-range of basic, translational, and patient-oriented clinical studies on Women’s Health in Sports and Exercise. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: James S. Panagis, 301-594-5055; jp149d@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-115.html.

Women’s Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period–Support for research on perinatal mood and other mental disorders in four areas: clinical course, epidemiology, and risk factors; basic and clinical neuroscience; interventions; and services, especially research on perinatal nonpsychotic mood disorders or psychotic disorders. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Mary C. Blehar, 301-443-2847; mblehar@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-135.html.

-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.

 
 
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