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Funding Opportunity Announcements

  • AHRQ: National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) (RFA-HS-17-011)\

NIH Opportunities:

  • NIA: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) (RFA-AG-18-007)
  • NIA: NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07) (PAR-17-287)
  • NIA: NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (R25) (PAR-17-290)
  • NIH: Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01) (RFA-MH-18-410) [NIMH, NCCIH, NIDA, NIMHD]
  • NCI: U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01) (PAR-17-217), (R21) (PAR-17-218)
  • NCI: Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R21) (PA-17-288), (R01) (PA-17-289)
  • NIAAA: Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50) (RFA-AA-18-001)
  • NCCIH: Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33) (RFA-AT-18-001)
  • OBSSR/NIDDK: Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive-Focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) (U01) (RFA-DK-17-009)
  • NIH: Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01) (RFA-MH-18-400) [OBSSR, NIMH, NCCIH, NIAAA, NIDA]
  • NHLBI: Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans Resource Access (X01) (PAR-17-294)

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Posted in Issue 11 (May 30), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Gopal Khanna Named AHRQ Director

Gopal Khanna has been appointed to lead the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Khanna was most recently the Director of Illinois’ Data Analytics Healthcare and Human Services Innovation Incubator and served as Minnesota’s first Chief Information Officer. He also served in senior policy positions during the George W. Bush administration. Khanna succeeds Sharon Arnold, AHRQ’s Deputy Director, who served as Acting Director for the agency after the departure of Andrew Bindman during the Presidential transition.

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Posted in Issue 10 (May 16), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Preventive Services Task Force Accepting Nominations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is accepting nominations for new members. The Task Force, which is administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), makes evidence-based recommendations about the effectiveness of various clinical preventive services, including screening, counselling, medication.

Candidates are particularly sought with expertise in public health, health equity, applying science to health policy, behavioral medicine, and communication of scientific findings to multiple audiences. Nominations are due by June 15, 2017. More information is available in the Federal Register notice.

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Posted in Issue 9 (May 2), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Funding Opportunity Announcements

  • AHRQ: Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18) (PA-17-261)
  • AHRQ: Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18) (PA-17-260)
  • NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006354)

NIH opportunities:

  • NIA: Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) (RFA-AG-18-006)
    NIA: Coordinating Center for Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (U24) (RFA-AG-18-008)
  • NICHD: Promoting NICHD Areas of Research for HIV/AIDS in Maternal and Child Health (R01) (PA-17-262)
  • NIMH: Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01) (PAR-17-265)
  • NIMH: Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01) (PAR-17-264)
  • NIMH: Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34) (PAR-17-266)

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Posted in Issue 9 (May 2), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

HHS Secretary Appears Before House Appropriations Subcommittee, Suggests NIH Budget Cuts to Come From “Efficiencies” in Indirect Costs

On March 29, newly appointed Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) former Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) made his first appearance before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. Welcoming the Secretary, Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) began the hearing by pointing out that the proposed cuts in the Budget Blueprint (aka “skinny budget”) released by the Administration on March 16 “are extensive and span the reach of [the] agency.” Cole asked Price how the Department intends to solve “some of the challenges” the budget poses to HHS, including those related to the Indian Health Services. He emphasized the subcommittee’s need to understand the detail of the cuts proposed, as well as any proposed downgrading or elimination of agency missions. (more…)

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Posted in Issue 7 (April 4), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Funding Opportunity Announcements

  • AHRQ: Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21) (PA-17-246)
  • AHRQ: Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18) (PA-17-247)
  • AHRQ: AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) (PA-17-232)
  • AHRQ: Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems V (CAHPS V) (U18) (RFA-HS-17-010)
  • NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Food Safety Challenge Area (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006286)
  • NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006304)
  • NIFA: Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program (USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-006287)

NIH Opportunities:

  • NIH: Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U01) (RFA-OD-17-004) [OBSSR, NCI, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH], (U24) (RFA-OD-17-005) [OBSSR, NCI, NIAAA, NIBIB, NIDA, NIMH]
  • NIH/FDA: Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54) (RFA-OD-17-006) [NIH: NCI, NHLBI, NIDA, NIEHS, ODP; U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products]
  • NIH: Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) (PA-17-225) [NIA, NCIH, NIMHD, NINR], (R21) (PA-17-226) [NIA, NIMHD, NINR]
  • NICHD: Resource-Related Research Projects in the Epidemiology and Prevention of Pediatric Injury (R24) (PAR-17-228)
  • NICHD: Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R21) (PAR-17-229), (R03) (PAR-17-230), (R01) (PAR-17-231)
  • NCI: Fostering Research Training and Education Programs for Native American Students at NCI-designated Cancer Centers (Admin Supp) (PA-17-241)
  • NCI: Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01) (PAR-17-233)
  • NIH: Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01) (PAR-17-234) (R21)
    (PAR-17-235) [NIMHD, NCCIH, NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NINR, ORWH]
  • NIH: Centers for AIDS Research (P30) (PAR-17-237) [NIAID, FIC, NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIGMS, NIMH, NIMHD]
  • NIH: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30) (PAR-17-238) [NIAID, FIC, NCI, NHBLI, NIA, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIGMS, NIMH, NIMHD]

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Posted in Issue 7 (April 4), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

COSSA Testimony Calls for Funding for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, Education Programs

On March 8, COSSA submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The testimony calls for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Institute for Education Sciences (IES), and International Education and Foreign Language Programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays).

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Posted in Issue 6 (March 21), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Funding Opportunity Announcements

  • AHRQ: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (NOT-HS-17-006)
  • Belmont Forum: Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)

NIH opportunities:

  • NCI: Activities to Promote Technology Research Collaborations (APTRC) for Cancer Research (Admin Supp) (PA-17-143)
  • NIAAA: Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes (R21) (PA-17-132), (R03) (PA-17-134), (R01) (PA-17-135)
  • NIDCD: Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R01) (PA-17-139), (R21)
    (PA-17-140)
  • NIH: All of Us Research Program Engagement Partners (OT2) (OT-PM-17-002)
  • NIMH/NIDA: Innovations in Mechanisms and Interventions to Address Mental Health in HIV Prevention and Care Continuum (R01) (PA-17-136), (R21) (PA-17-137)
  • NINR: NINR Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34) (PAR-17-133)

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Posted in Issue 3 (February 7), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Funding Opportunity Announcements

NIH opportunities:

  • NIH/CDC: Additional Awardees Eligible for PA-16-288 “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)” (NOT-OD-17-012)
  • NIH: Additional Awardees Eligible for PA-16-289 “Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)” (NOT-OD-17-013)
  • NIH: Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01) (PA-17-043), (R21) (PA-17-044) [NCI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NIDA, NIEHS]
  • NIH: Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01) (PA-17-041), (R21) (PA-17-042) [NCI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NIDA, NIEHS]
  • NIH: NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00) (RFA-NS-17-009) [NINDS, NCCIH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIEHS, NIMH, NINR, OBSSR]
  • NIA: NIA Research Centers Coordinating Network (U24) (RFA-AG-18-001)
  • NIA: Research Career Enhancement Award to Advance Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s (K18) (PAR-17-052)
  • NIGMS: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) ((PAR-17-051)
  • NIGMS: Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25) (PAR-17-040)

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Posted in Issue 22 (November 15), Update, Volume 35 (2016)

COSSA and Coalitions Urge Strong Funding for SBS in Final FY 2017 Funding Negotiations

In preparation for Congress’ return to Washington after the election, several of the coalitions COSSA works through have sent letters to appropriators urging them to pass funding bills rather than a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017 and to encourage them to preserve funding for the agencies that support social and behavioral science (SBS), including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Senate letter, House letter), the National Center for Health Statistics (Senate letter, House letter), the Census Bureau (Senate letter, House letter), and the Institute of Education Sciences.

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Posted in Issue 21 (November 1), Update, Volume 35 (2016)

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