Excellence in Hemoglobinopathies Research Award Program

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The National Institutes of Health, more commonly known as the NIH, is a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that is appropriately responsible for supporting the nation's biomedical and health-related research studies.

The programs and grants of the NIH are specifically tailored to help in the achievement of its general agency mission which is to "seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."

In keeping with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has formed a collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in an effort to establish the Excellence in Hemoglobinopathies Research Award Program wherein both agencies have agreed to financially support the creation of studies that could potentially improve high-impact multi-disciplinary basic and translational research studies in the hemoglobinopathies.

Initially, the NIH and the NHLBI will enter into a five-year cooperative agreement with the most compelling applicant who has submitted a research proposal that could potentially develop therapeutic molecules, biomarkers, or imaging modalities in the field of hemoglobinopathies.   (continued...)

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