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Dear PALISI members,

As our fall meeting is just one week away, we wanted to provide a couple of important reminders/announcements. First, please encourage junior investigators to attend the Clinical Research Course being held Monday, Sept 11 in Boston, and is also being offered virtually! This one day intensive workshop is intended to help newer investigators of all disciplines to develop key skills, build collaborations and identify mentorship opportunities. They can attend this workshop singularly, or in addition to the main meeting. P.S. – also attending the main meeting helps build off what they hear in the course! See the attached flyer for more information, including a registration link.

We will soon be publishing the most updated meeting agenda at

In addition, we have information on new NIH notices of funding opportunities – please see below.

NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative – HEAL KIDS (Knowledge, Innovation and Discovery Studies) Pain: Acute Pain Clinical Trials (APCT) Program

Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) Published

As part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIC

HD) and participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) has published two companion Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) to support research within the HEAL KIDS (Knowledge, Innovation and Discovery Studies) Pain: Acute Pain Clinical Trials (APCT) program to address critical needs in pediatric pain research.

The first NOFO, RFA-HD-24-011(HEAL Initiative: HEAL KIDS (Knowledge, Innovation and Discovery Studies) Pain: Acute Pain Clinical Trials Program (U01 Clinical Trial Required)), invites applications to support innovative, multi-site, large-scale investigator-initiated clinical trials to advance the understanding, assessment, measurement, treatment, and prevention of acute pain in infants, children, and adolescents, including those with disabilities and/or experiencing health disparities.

The second NOFO, RFA-HD-24-012(HEAL Initiative: HEAL KIDS (Knowledge, Innovation and Discovery Studies) Pain Program Resource and Data Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)), invites applications for a single HEAL KIDS Pain Resource and Data Center (RDC) to provide the following: leadership in the data collection and management, data curation, data harmonization, and the development of data standards; administration and logistical support including oversight of NIH HEAL-related requirements; and coordination of shared research-related resources all for the HEAL KIDS Pain research activities.

Key Dates for both NOFOs:

  • Earliest Submission Date – October 20, 2023

  • Letter of Intent Due Date – October 20, 2023

  • Application Due Date – November 20, 2023

  • Earliest Start Date – July 2024

Please contact Tammy Jenkins, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, FCCM, Program Officer NICHD with any questions at

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