ADDENDUM TO PAR-02-023, HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH RESOURCE 
INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENT AWARD

RELEASE DATE:  November 15, 2002 (see PAR-02-023)

NOTICE:  NOT-RR-03-003

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 
 (http://www.ncrr.nih.gov)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
 (http://www.nia.nih.gov)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
 (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
 (http://www.nimh.nih.gov)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
 (http://www.nichd.nih.gov)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
 (http://www.niddk.nih.gov)

Application Receipt Dates:  February 6, 2003 (new) and May 6, 2003 (new)

This addendum is to inform potential applicants for human embryonic stem cell 
research resource infrastructure enhancement awards 
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-02-004.html) that the 
previous Receipt Dates have been extended to include February 6, 2003 and May 
6, 2003.  Activities that are encouraged under this initiative include 
establishing the viability of existing cell cultures, performing initial 
expansion and characterization to ensure sufficient numbers of cells in 
preparation for scale-up and distribution of cells for each supported line 
per year for 2 years. All other aspects of the PAR remain unchanged.

INQUIRIES

Written and telephone inquiries are encouraged.  The opportunity to clarify 
and issues or questions from potential applicants is welcome.

Inquiries regarding scientific and programmatic aspects of the application 
should be addressed to:

National Center for Research Resources

Anthony R. Hayward, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Division for Clinical Research
National Center for Research Resources,
National Institutes of Health
(301) 435 0790
FAX 301 402 3661
Email:  haywarda@ncrr.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging:

Jill L. Carrington, Ph.D.
Chief, Systems Branch
Director, Musculoskeletal Biology
Biology of Aging Program
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
(301) 496-6402
FAX (301) 402-0010
Email:  carringtonj@nia.nih.gov

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:

John W. Thomas, Ph.D.
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 10154, MSC 7950
Bethesda, MD  20892-7950
Telephone:   (301) 435-0050
FAX:  (301) 451-5453
Email:  ThomasJ@nhlbi.nih.gov

The National Institute of Mental Health:

Michael F. Huerta, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Translational Research and Scientific Technology
Assoc. Director, Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd. Room 7202, MSC 9645
Bethesda, MD 20892-9645
[Rockville,  MD 20852 for express or courier service]
Tel: (301) 443-3563  Fax: (301) 443-1731
Email:  mhuerta@helix.nih.gov

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development:

Richard J. Tasca, Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B01
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone: (301) 435-6973
FAX:  (301) 480-2389
Email:  rt34g@nih.gov

The NIDDK contact person is:

Robert D. Hammond, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 715
6707 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892-5456
Phone: 301-594-8834
Fax: 301-480-4125
HammondR@extra.niddk.nih.gov

Inquiries regarding peer review aspects of this initiative 
should be addressed to:

John Connaughton, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Administrator
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 757
6707 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892-5456
Phone: 301-594-7797
Fax: 301-480-3505
ConnaughtonJ@extra.niddk.nih.gov


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