NIH Grants Support Pediatric Health Research

Nat'l Institutes of Health logoAgency: National Institutes of Health (HHS) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); Program: Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric and Adult Therapeutics (R21) (CFDA Number: 93.865) (Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-169); Eligibility: Schools, state, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: Multiple awards of $200,000 each (no match required); Deadline: June 16.

Summary:  Projects must propose adapting adult biomarkers to children. This would include the application and validation of biomarkers developed in adults to pediatric diagnosis, prognosis, and estimation of disease progression, toxicity and response to therapy. Projects supported by this NOFA will include those biomarkers that correlate with a clinical observation, have been extensively studied in adults, and for which there is solid evidence that they have pediatric applications.

Info: (NOFA); Bryan Clark, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; email: or telephone: 301-435-6975.

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