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NIH Awards 11 Research Grants to Help Address Health Disparities; Director Francis Collins Quoted

Francis Collins

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded 11 grants worth $58 million combined over five years to support research initiatives that seek to advance health equity and address health disparities. NIH awarded the grants through the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative of the NIH Common Fund.

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Francis Collins Ending Tenure as NIH Director

Francis Collins

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins will step down from his role by the end of year, concluding a 12-year tenure as the agency's leader. He will continue to lead a laboratory at NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), which conducts biological studies on type 2 diabetes, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

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GAO Offers Recommendations to Help Agencies Protect Federal Research From Foreign Influence

Federal Research

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that federal agencies ensure that their conflicts of interest policies address non-financial COI and come up with written procedures to address cases in which researchers failed to divulge required information to help protect U.S. research programs from foreign influence.

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NetImpact Awarded PM3S Contract to Accelerate CBIIT Digital Transformation; Nihar Shah Quoted

NetImpact Strategies

NetImpact Strategies, Inc. has won the Portfolio Management Systems Support Services recompete contract to provide digital transformation services for the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. NetImpact will leverage its DX360 capabilities to support NCI’s digital transformation initiatives.

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Dovel Subsidiary, Medical Science & Computing Wins Spot on $3.6B NIH IDIQ; Damon Griggs Quoted

Damon Griggs

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a subsidiary of Dovel Technologies, has won one of five spots on a potential five-year, $3.6 billion Scientific, Operations, and Administrative Resources (SOAR) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MSC will be contracted to provide support in a range of activities that span-new and ongoing research, program deployment and implementation. 

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GRSi Secures 5-Year NIH Biomedical Tech Support Contract

NIBIB Systems

GRSi has secured a potential five-year, $12 million contract to provide technical support services to a National Institutes of Health organization focused on exploring biomedical technology. The Bethesda, Maryland-based information technology company said Monday it will perform enterprise engineering work for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

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Federal Officials Propose Creation of Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

Electronic Health

Federal science and health officials plan to create a research agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop technologies that could help detect, prevent and treat cancer, infectious diseases and other illnesses. They said the current administration requested $6.5 billion in funds for fiscal 2022 to establish ARPA-H, which should be led by a director for a single five-year term. 

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White House Allocates $3B for COVID-19 Antiviral Drug R&D Program

Antiviral Program

The Biden administration plans to spend more than $3 billion on projects to discover, develop and manufacture antiviral drugs for the prevention of illness and death from COVID-19. This investment is for the Antiviral Program for Pandemics, a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS said Thursday.

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NIH Taps Queen’s University Belfast for Cancer Research Data Management Services

NIH Confluence Project

The National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected Queen’s University Belfast to help the agency collect and manage breast cancer data for a large research repository project, according to a special notice posted on SAM.gov. NCI solicited data management support services from the university as part of the institute's Confluence Project.

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Dovel Subsidiary, Medical Science & Computing Awarded $75M NIH NIDDK IDIQ; CEO Damon Griggs Quoted

Damon Griggs

Dovel Technologies announced on Thursday that a subsidiary of the company, Medical Science & Computing, LLC (MSC), has received a potential ten-year, $75 million Indefinite Delivery,  Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to expand the NIDDK’s Central Repository Program.

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