Understanding Mechanisms of Health Risk Behavior Change in Children and Adolescents
NCI invites research grant applications that will enhance our understanding of the factors and mechanisms that determine changes in health risk behaviors during childhood and adolescence. The concept of health risk behavior change is used in this PA to encompass the evolution of specific health-impairing behaviors. Of particular interest are factors and processes that influence the initiation, continuation, and/or cessation of one or more of the following health risk behaviors: 1) Substance abuse, 2) inadequate exercise and poor dietary practices as they relate to being overweight or obese, and 3) intentional and unintentional injuries.
The PA will use the R01 and R21 award mechanisms.
For more information see http://cri.nci.nih.gov/4abst.cfm?initiativeparfa_id=2160. Inquiries: Dr. Louise C. Mâsse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans
NCI invites investigator-initiated research applications on the relationships between energy balance, cancer risk, and prognosis energy balance in humans. These studies will focus on research to define factors affecting energy balance and to define mechanisms influencing cancer risk, prognosis, and quality of life. These studies may range from new analyses of existing datasets to additional collection of data and biological specimens in ongoing investigations. Applicants must have previously collected measures from human subjects on two or more of the following exposures: diet, physical activity, body composition, and/or related biomarkers (such as blood, urine, exfoliated cells, and/or tissue samples).
This PA will use the NIH Investigator-Initiated Research Project Grants (R01), NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21), and Competitive Supplements to existing NCI-funded grants.
For more information see http://cri.nci.nih.gov/4abst.cfm?initiativeparfa_id=2163. Inquiries: Dr. Virginia W. Hartmuller, email@example.com; Dr. Noreen M. Aziz, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr. Jackie Whitted, email@example.com
Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research
The purpose of this PA is to encourage the submission of applications for research to enhance animal stem cells as model biological systems. Innovative approaches 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. Studies involving human subjects are not allowed under this PA. This PA supersedes PA-02-147 issued earlier by the National Center for Research Resources.
The PA will use the NIH R01 and R21 award mechanisms.
For more information see http://cri.nci.nih.gov/4abst.cfm?initiativeparfa_id=2162. Inquiries: Dr. Donald Blair, firstname.lastname@example.org