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REDUCING PRETERM AND LOW BIRTH WEIGHT IN MINORITY FAMILIES

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Dec 8, 2003
Applications Due:


Multiple Receipt Dates - See Link to Full Announcement for details.

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant
Description:

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) invite applications to encourage collaborative
multidisciplinary biobehavioral research that can elucidate the mechanisms
underlying disparities in pregnancy outcomes as well as interventions to
reduce such disparities. The disparity in pregnancy outcomes among minorities
is largely due to preterm delivery (PTD) and low birth weight (LBW), which
disproportionately affect these populations. While these problems occur across
populations, and there are most likely commonalities among all groups, their
greater incidence among minorities makes research with these groups
particularly important. This program announcement solicits research to expand
our understanding of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the racial
and ethnic variations in PTD and LBW and strategies for prevention. The goals
of this program announcement are: (1) to develop innovative strategies to
prevent PTD and LBW in minority populations; and, (2) to expand our
understanding of how psychosocial and environmental factors affect or interact
with the biologic mechanisms that influence pregnancy outcomes. This
solicitation strongly encourages multidisciplinary biobehavioral approaches,
defined as studies proposed by teams of scientists with the requisite
expertise from diverse disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine, social,
behavioral, biological, health sciences, epidemiology) that reflect an
integrated framework of social and biologic phenomena.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Individual/Family
Minority Group
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
Nursing Research
Oral Diseases and Disorders Research

More Information:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-027.html

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: NIH OER Webmaster

Address Info:

Office of Extramural Programs
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7963

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