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NINDS and NHLBI request applications for research on reducing the impact of hypertension in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Hypertension is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and stroke.  This announcement seeks research projects that emphasize implementation science and focus on hypertension control and prevention in LMICs.  Poor control of hypertension and a lack of strategies to maintain normal blood pressure, particularly in LMICs, reflect the challenges of effective and affordable implementation in health care and other systems.  The goal of this initiative is to improve implementation of existing approaches to prevention and control rather than develop new treatments.  Developing novel and effective means of controlling blood pressure in persons who have suffered stroke or transient ischemic attack is of particular interest to NINDS.

Applications Due August 10, 2011

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Salina Waddy, program director, Office of Minority Health and Research, NINDS, at 301-496-3102 or waddysp@ninds.nih.gov.  For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-027.html.