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Title: National Alopecia Areata Foundation Conference June 29, 2007


1
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
ConferenceJune 29, 2007
Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD Director National Insti
tute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin D
iseases (NIAMS) National Institutes of Health De
partment of Health and Human Services
2
NIH Mission
  • Uncover new knowledge that leads to better health
    for everyone by
  • Supporting peer-reviewed scientific research at
    universities, medical schools, hospitals, and
    research institutions throughout United States
    and overseas
  • Conducting research in its own laboratories
  • Training research investigators
  • Developing and disseminating credible health
    information based on scientific discovery

3
NIH Goal
  • Acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect,
    diagnose, and treat disease and disability.

4
Setting Research Priorities Every Voice Counts
5
Peer Review The Cornerstone of NIH
Researcher
NIH Grant Proposal
Initiates grant proposal New project Continui
ng project

Program Officer
Funds
Congress
Institute Director
Main contact for applicant Helps interpret review
results
Makes final decision Allocates funds Provides an
nual justification
to Congress
6
How Much Funding Is There?FY 2006 Budget by
Mechanism
NIAMS Extramural 85.3 IR/RMS/Other 14.7
NIH Extramural 81.4 IR/RMS/Other 18.6
7
NIAMS Alopecia Research Funding
8
Areas of Funded Alopecia Areata Research
  • Molecular pathways in skin and skin appendages.
  • Stem cell and hair follicle regulation, in
    development and wound healing.
  • Mouse models for inflammatory alopecia.
  • Human genetic analysis and alopecia areata
    registry.
  • Other autoimmune skin diseases with relevance to
    alopecia areata.
  • New investigator training for research in hair
    follicle biology and inflammatory skin diseases.

9
Key to a successful research enterprise
  • Outstanding investigators

10
American Skin Association/NRSA Fellowship
(F32)PAR-06-536
  • Epidemiology, clinical trials, and outcomes
    research in skin diseases
  • Two years advanced training leading to MPH or
    other areas such as biostatistics and/or PhD in
    epidemiology
  • Tuition and fees
  • Salary supplementation provided by the ASA up to
    30,000 per year
  • Eligibility
  • M.D or D.O., or equivalent
  • 2 yrs clinical dermatology training
  • date
  • Sponsor must be active in skin disease research
    or epidemiology/clinical trials/outcomes
    research
  • Application receipt dates Oct. 23, Feb. 23, June
    23
  • Fund 2 new fellowships each year for two years (4
    total)

11
NIAMS Extramural ProgramDivision of Skin and
Rheumatic Diseases
  • Carl C. Baker, MD, PhD
  • Program Director
  • Skin Biology and Diseases
  • Phone 301-594-5017
  • e-mail ccb_at_nih.gov
  • Cheryl Lapham, PhD
  • Program Director
  • Skin Immunobiology and Immune Diseases
  • Phone 301-496-0810
  • e-mail clapham_at_mail.nih.gov
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