Greenwald Promoted Within PHS
Looking Ahead: NCI's Plan and Budget for FY 2008
NCI is mandated by legislation to prepare and submit an annual budget estimate directly to the President for review and transmittal to Congress. The actual FY 2008 budget will be determined by Congress during the spring and fall of 2007.
Deadline for Comments on Translational Research
TRWG is currently seeking public input to improve translational research at NCI and is welcoming comments on the proposed initiatives and their associated implementation concepts. This input will be considered as TRWG develops final recommendations, which will be offered to the National Cancer Advisory Board in early 2007.
To comment, visit http://www.cancer.gov/trwg. The deadline for feedback is November 3.
Two More TCGA Pilot Project Components Are Announced
Awards have been made to seven institutions in five states to establish Cancer Genome Characterization Centers (CGCCs). CGCCs will work as a network, with each center using advanced genome analysis technologies to identify major changes in the genomes of the cancers chosen for the TCGA Pilot Project. NCI awarded a total of $11.7 million per year to support the CGCCs.
Additionally, a Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the TCGA Pilot Project will be developed. The DCC will track data produced by components of TCGA and make TCGA data publicly accessible through databases supported by NCI's caBIG™ and the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Scientists to Compete for 2007 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards
"We hope this opportunity stimulates even more investigators to send us their boldest, most imaginative concepts," said NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni.
Scientists from all career levels and research disciplines may apply for the Pioneer Award with the provision that they are interested in exploring biomedical issues. The application period is December 1, 2006, to January 16, 2007.
More information on the Pioneer Awards, including application instructions, can be found at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer.