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Rehabilitation Research News: September 25, 2017

Connecting You to Opportunities



Funding Opportunities

• Notice of Pre-Application Webinar and Frequently Asked Questions for RFA-HL-18-019 "Increasing Use of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Traditional and Community Settings (R61/R33)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12) (RFA-HS-17-012;

• BRAIN Initiative: Notice of Support for Research on the Fundamental Neurobiology of Pain Processing
Multiple ICs

• Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Womens Health
(NOT-OD-17-108) Office of Research on Women's Health;

• Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DOD) Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program and the Joint Program Committee-8/Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program being managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP): Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program, Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Award, Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program, Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research-Clinical Research Award, Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research Clinical Trial Award. Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) ( All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (


Conferences, Meetings, and Job Opportunities

Promoting Translation, Webinar with Office of Research & Development (ORD) & National Science Foundation (NSF) Investigators & Scientific Program Staff, Wednesday, October 4, 1 – 3 pm EST
We are pleased to announce a joint venture between the VA Office of Research Development (ORD) and NSF. A Webinar will be held on October 4, 2017 at 1pm EST with multiple goals: Introduce and familiarize currently funded NSF investigators to VA ORD as a potential next step in translating their NSF research into clinical care for Veterans; Identification of research areas funded by NSF that have the potential to translate to VA research and into clinical care. Also, NSF programs that complement VA funding in biomedical engineering and smart and connected health will be discussed, as NSF may potentially support the initial foundational work.In this effort, please note that all processes related to research application submission and review remain in place for ORD and NSF. Point of contact for this webinar is Timothy Brindle, PhD, PT at [log in to unmask] or (202) 443-5829.
VANTS dial in: 800-767-1750; Code: 34420; Adobe Connect link:

Register now for the Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, the largest medical and scientific conference specific to Regenerative Rehabilitation in the world, being held Nov. 1-3, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more here.

AAHD FREDERICK J. KRAUSE SCHOLARSHIP ON HEALTH AND DISABILITY (2017-2018) The American Association on Health and Disability ( is accepting applications for the Frederick J. Krause Scholarship for undergraduate (junior/senior status) and graduate students with disabilities who are majoring in a field related to disability and health. Please feel free to distribute to your colleagues. Application form and details about the application can be found here: and Applications are due November 15, 2017.

Call for Proposals! Symposia Proposals Deadline Extended for the 4th Federal Interagency Conference on TBI. Proposals will be accepted through Friday, October 13, 2017. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey (and probably Irma), we have extended the symposium submission deadline. The extension is for everyone since the hurricanes impacted many areas of the country. Be a part of the most exciting meeting in the world for Traumatic Brain Injury research. Present evidence-based information at this highly anticipated event in Washington, DC: June 11 - 13, 2018. More details on the conference can be found here: and a link to the submission page is here:

Position Available, Department of Veterans Affairs: The Cooperative Studies Program has a position opening for Director, Hines CSP Coordinating Center. The USAJobs link is: In addition to its historic role in evidence-based medicine including the Nobel-prize nominated work on anti-hypertensive medication, current studies conducted by the Hines CSP Coordinating Center include national trials in the areas of C. difficile, nephrology, diabetes and a recently featured study in lung cancer ( If you have any questions about this position or CSP, please contact Grant D. Huang, MPH, Ph.D., [log in to unmask])

Position Available, National Science Foundation, Division Director, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences: The BCS Division Director, a key member of the SBE Directorate leadership team, provides leadership and direction for the support of research that develops and advances scientific knowledge about the brain, human cognition, language, social behavior, and culture, as well as research on the interactions between human societies and their environments. The Division Director provides overall direction and management to a division that includes a staff of approximately 30 employees and a Fiscal Year 2017 budget of roughly $95 million. The nature of the position calls for an experienced manager with highly-respected expertise in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. The application deadline is September 29, 2017. Link here:

Changes in Leadership and Faculty at the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research: Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio (University of Pittsburgh) joins Dr. Thomas Rando (Stanford University) as co-Principal Investigators of AR3T. Also, with Dr. Linda Noble-Haeusslein’s move to the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, AR3T gains a new Alliance partner and contributes to the geographic expansion of Regenerative Rehabilitation.
Special edition dedicated to Regenerative Rehabilitation: Thomas Rando and Fabrisia Ambrosio, AR3T PIs, are co-editing an npj Regenerative Medicine special release of content related to Regenerative Rehabilitation. Submission deadline is Oct. 31, 2017

Funding opportunities now available for the NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program

The Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program advances a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research. Currently, awardees in the SOBC Research Network are developing, adapting, and testing experimental manipulations meant to engage specific health-behavior-related targets, developing assays intended to verify target engagement, showing that these putative targets can be influenced by a manipulation, and that thus changing target activity leads to behavior change. To encourage the adaptation, validation, and translation of these assays in a broader range of ongoing studies and populations, the NIH is now inviting applications to four available Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that involve using one or more of the SOBC Research Network assays.
• Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R01) (RFA-RM-17-022;
• Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (U01) (RFA-RM-17-023;
• Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R34) (RFA-RM-17-024;
• Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R21) (RFA-RM-17-028; )

The revision application funding opportunities are open to those conducting active NIH-supported clinical trials awarded as an R01, U01, or R34. Applicants need to propose to use at least one SOBC Research Network assay to measure engagement of a putative target identified to be relevant to the parent clinical trial. The R21 funding opportunity is designed to support new awards using at least one SOBC assay to measure engagement of a relevant health behavior target or mechanism of action.
Available measures, assays, and experimental manipulations can be found in the SOBC Measures Repository at and via the SOBC Program page on the Open Science Framework at Applications are due on December 5, 2017. Pre-application technical assistance webinars will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1 p.m. Eastern and Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12 p.m. Eastern. The same information will be covered at both webinars. Visit under “Announcements” for more information and a link to register.


NIH Seeks Comment on Proposal to Update Data Management of Genomic Summary Results

Today, the NIH issued a notice in its Guide to Grants and Contracts ( seeking public comment on a proposed update to the data management of genomic summary results under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. The proposed update to the GDS Policy’s data management practices would help support NIH’s goals to promote scientific advances and protect research participants’ privacy interests by allowing genomic summary results from most studies to be provided via a public, rapid-access model.
NIH is seeking public feedback regarding the proposed data management update and encourages comments from all stakeholders, and is especially interested in hearing from members of the general public, research participants, and/or the broader patient community. Interested stakeholders can view the proposed update and provide comments by visiting Comments will be accepted until October 20, 2017.
To learn more about the importance of this issue, please read today’s “Under the Poliscope” blog co-authored by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, Acting NIH Chief of Staff and Associate Director for Science Policy, and Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Link:
Additionally, experts from OSP and NHGRI will be co-hosting a webinar on October 4, 2017, about the proposed update. Further details about the webinar will be provided shortly.
For questions please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy at [log in to unmask]



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