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NIH NIAID Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN) (U19)

Internal Due Date: Past Due - Coordinated by OSP

Foundation Due Date: 06-08-2014 (Letters of Intent); July 8, 2014 (Full Applications)

Number of Applications: 1


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions to administer a multi-project, multi-institution program to conduct clinical research and provide the leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN). The ADRN conducts clinical research studies to better understand host defense mechanisms in the skin, by comparing responses to infections and vaccines, and underlying mechanisms, in healthy, non-atopic individuals vs. those with atopic dermatitis (AD). Such effects include skin barrier and adaptive and innate immune system responses to viral and bacterial infections, and genetic and epigenetic studies. The scope of research supported under this FOA will include the role of the microbiome in regulating host defense, and the development of clinical interventions to enhance host defense. The FOA will also support the conduct of longitudinal studies aiming at the identification of AD phenotypes pertaining to clinical presentation, skin and peripheral blood immunologic responses and patterns of cutaneous host defense.


Submission Limitations: Emory University may submit only 1 application for this program

Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. [It is very helpful if the abstract and biosketch can be combined into a single PDF with the abstract first.] Please put NIH ADRN U19 – Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.

Holly Sommers, Director, Pre-award Grants Administration