May 2011



PH Research Roundup - May 2011

Welcome to Research Roundup

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Welcome to PH Research Roundup, a resource for members of PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR) and PH Professional Network (formerly PH Resource Network), provided by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

What's In This Issue

» National Institutes of Health
(NIH) Grants
» PHA Research Program

» Industry Sponsored Grants
» Medical Education Events

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants

Short-Term Institutional Training Grant for Clinician Scientists in Pediatric Respiratory, Sleep and Hematology/Transfusion Medicine (T35)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: June 14, 2011



Pulmonary Vascular-Right Ventricular Axis Research Program (R01)

(RFA HL-12-021)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: October 13, 2011

Utilization of a Human Lung Tissue Resource for Vascular Research (R03)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2011

Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials (R01)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: January 28, 2012

Phase II Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies for Lung Diseases (UM1)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline
: September 14, 2012

Translational Programs in Lung Diseases (P01)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: September 26, 2012

Aging Studies in the Pulmonary System (R01)

National Institute on Aging
Submission Deadline: May 8, 2013

PHA Research Program

PHA/NHLBI Mentored Clinical Scientist Award (K08)/Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

A partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that supports junior investigators.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2011

Industry Sponsored Grants

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program

The program provides financial support to three junior faculty researchers for a two-year period with the goal of enhancing understanding of PAH. Each award is funded up to $130,000.
Submission Deadline: August 5, 2011
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Investigator Sponsored Research

Through this program, Gilead supports investigator-sponsored research conducted by third parties on Gilead’s marketed products or within therapeutic areas of interest to the company.
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Medical Education Events

The FUNdamentals of Writing an Abstract

This webinar, offered through PHA Online University, is aimed at allied health professionals who want to present research or clinical findings at a professional meeting.
Date and time: May 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
Register here


PH Professional Network Symposium

Consider submitting your research abstracts for presentation at the 2011 PH Professional Network (formerly PH Resource Network) Symposium Poster Hall. Research abstract audiences will be a mix of new to experienced allied health professionals working in the field of pulmonary hypertension. While PHA encourages the submission of original abstracts, abstracts do not need to be original work. Abstracts also do not need to be fully executed in practice.
View for more information on abstract submission and guidelines

There are 150 free registrations remaining for PHPN members who wish to attend the Symposium.
» Register here


PHA Building Medical Education in PH (BME) Program

PHA’s Building Medical Education in PH (BME) program creates a partnership between PHA and medical professionals planning CME-accredited educational programs. By providing these programs with tools that will increase their visibility, educational resources and prestige, the BME program can enhance the planning of highly successful educational events concerning PH diagnosis and treatment issues. Read more

Registration is currently open for the following BME events:

June 7, 2011: 5th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium, Yale University, New Britain, Conn.
» August 27, 2011: Pulmonary Hypertension Update 2011, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.

To learn more about partnering with PHA through Building Medical Education in PH for your next CME event, email


PHA 30-City Program

PHA’s 30-City program visits areas without nationally recognized PAH centers, providing physicians and other healthcare professionals with the latest information on the diagnosis and management of PAH.
See a list of the 30-City programs

The following 30-City events will be taking place in June:
» June 28, 2011: Cherry Hill, N.J.
» June 29, 2011: Lubbock, Texas
» June 29, 2011: South Bend, Ind.
» June 30, 2011: Baton Rouge, La.
» June 30, 2011: Lexington, Ky.
Register now

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PH Research Roundup

Featured Courses in
PHA Online University

Free, CME-accredited courses for medical professionals interested in PH. Full course catalog available at

New Courses:

» Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Obstructive Lung Disease and Hypoxemia (WHO Group III)

» PH in Systemic Sclerosis

NCGC Collection of Approved Drugs For Rare and Neglected Diseases

The National Institute of Health's Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC) has begun screening the first definitive collection of thousands of approved drugs for clinical use against rare and neglected diseases.
» Read more

Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act (IACT) 

The IACT enables patients with rare diseases to enroll in compensated clinical trials without that compensation counting against their Social Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid eligibility income caps.
» Read more

Conferences of Interest

June 3, 2011
PHA Preceptorship Program
New York, N.Y.
June 7, 2011
5th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium
Yale University
New Britain, Conn.
(PHA Building Medical Education in PH Event)
August 27, 2011
Pulmonary Hypertension Update 2011
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Fla.
(PHA Building Medical Education in PH Event)
September 11-14, 2011
The Twelfth International Conference on Endothelin
Cambridge, England
September 14-15, 2011
NHLBI PACT Workshop: Cell Therapy for Pediatric Diseases: A Growing Frontier (PDF)
Bethesda, Md.  
Sept. 22-24, 2011
PH Professional Network Symposium
Crystal City, Va.
(Abstract Submissions Now Being Accepted)

» Go to PHA's Medical Education Calendar

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