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NIAMS September Council Meeting to Be Videocast

The open session of the September 8 Advisory Council Meeting will be videocast. To view the videocast visit Topics will include Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity and the Lupus Research Plan.

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Request for Information (RFI) on the Action Plan for Lupus Research

In order to develop a new coordinated action plan for lupus research on behalf of the NIH, NIAMS has led efforts to develop the Action Plan for Lupus Research. Comments on the draft will be accepted until September 11, 2015.

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Strategies to Strengthen High-Impact NIAMS Clinical Trials

NIAMS is requesting input from the extramural community that will inform the mechanisms and processes the NIAMS uses to support high-impact clinical trials. NIAMS invites comments from researchers, patient advocacy groups, patients, and their healthcare providers. Comments accepted through October 15.

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Feedback Being Accepted on Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)

Following up on its recent Request for Information, NIH is now collecting feedback on how best to address some key issues in the ECHO plan. Topics include epigenetics, data collection and more. Feedback accepted through September 8.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are accepting applications beginning September 1. The NIH may repay up to $35,000 per year of student loan debt.


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