NIH Funding Opportunities for Economists. C-FARE Session AAEA Annual Meeting Montreal July 26, 2003 Rachel A. Nugent, Ph.D. Fogarty International Center National Institutes of Health. Overview of Presentation. Opening the black box: what is NIH? Why consider applying for funding at NIH?
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AAEA Annual MeetingMontreal
July 26, 2003
Rachel A. Nugent, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
New emphasis on social and behavioral research
Increase in inter-disciplinary research
$2.5 billion in behavioral and social science research throughout NIH
RFA: Request for Applications
PA: Program Announcement
Computer Retrieval of Information on ScientificProjects Database of federally-funded biomedical research
Watch for the GUIDE in a later slide
applications per year
pieces of paper
Mission:Promote and support scientific research and training internationally to reduce disparities in global health.
“Science for Global Health”
Objective: support interdisciplinary, international research collaborations on the linkages among health, environment, and development in developing countries
Over 1 million people die each year from work-related diseases and injuries.
By 2006, more than 50% of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
Children in mega-cities receive 2-8 times WHO guidelines for air pollutants.
2-3.5 billion people in developing countries rely on traditional fuels for cooking and heating.
Inappropriate livestock-rearing practices lead to zoonotic disease and antibiotic resistance.
Identification of genetic, behavioral and environmental factors causing obesity
Understanding pathogenesis of obesity and its comorbidities
Prevention and treatment of obesity
Policy, health services, economics, translation to practice
Development of multi-disciplinary research teams
Evaluate the effectiveness and assure translation of strategies to maintain healthy weight in children and adults through behavior (activity, diet) change which can be applied in a home, school, or workplace environment
Use knowledge of regulation of energy storage and food intake to develop new therapeutic modalities (including drugs, surgery, and other technologies) to complement lifestyle interventions
Use knowledge of mechanisms whereby obesity increases risk for co-morbidities to develop potential therapeutic approaches for ameliorating these conditions independent of weight loss