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Thank you to all who contributed to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Strategic Visioning Forum. Ultimately, over 1,000 ideas were submitted, with more than 42,000 votes. This remarkable response exceeded expectations and provided a wealth of ideas to draw upon as NHLBI moves forward. Please visit the NHLBI Strategic Visioning page to find out more about the NHLBI Strategic Visioning process.


Welcome to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Strategic Visioning Forum. The Institute is gathering ideas for the most compelling scientific priorities in the four NHLBI Strategic Goals to address over the next decade.

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Healthcare Inequity

Many continue to pay higher benefits for less care. Often they are seniors who do not need OB/Gyn or pediatric benefits, etc. They are not covered for eyeglasses, dental work, etc. Those covered under Obama care plans and subsidies are entitled to more care. Now states are legalizing recreational drug use, same sex marriage, etc. Why? It is only logical to realize this will place more unnecessary burden on the already ...more »

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@hulbertm)

Identification and validation of surrogate endpoints for long-term morbidity in Sickle Cell Disease

Research in sickle cell disease (SCD) has mostly focused on preventing or treating acute medical events, such as vaso-occlusive pain, acute chest syndrome, and, in pediatric patients, acute strokes. Chronic SCD complications such as chronic kidney disease or pulmonary hypertension, develop over decades, thus are poor choices for clinical trial endpoints. There is a great need to develop surrogate endpoints that predict ...more »

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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Transforming Transplantation with RISC

What is necessary to reprogram the immune system to improve transplant outcomes of hearts, lungs, and hematopoietic cells? While NIAID is a major funder of immunology research, we are a major contributor to stem cell research. Our resources could be combined, where NIAID would support this approach for autoimmune diseases, and we would support work in tolerance for transplants. If the NCI also wants to collaborate on ...more »

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@collerb)

Improving pre-hospital therapy of HLB disorders

There is compelling evidence that pre-hospital therapy of both stroke and MI can improve outcomes and yet, with the exception of aspirin for MI, almost no care is administered pre-hospital in the U.S. NHLBI has a major stake in improving pre-hospital care because there already are sufficient data to show that currently available interventions would improve outcomes if they could be administered in the prehospital setting. ...more »

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Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Increased methods training for investigators

It is clear that there are concerns about reproducibility and quality control in science in general and in obesity-related research in particular. Increased opportunities for training in rigorous scientific practices for obesity researchers and biomedical and behavioral researchers in general may be helpful to increase rigor and reproducibility.

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@nareg.roubinian)

Anemia, oxygen delivery, and red blood cell transfusion

In neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients with critical illness, what is the best means to identify: (1) the degree to which anemia contributes to insufficient oxygen (O2) delivery and (2) the likelihood that O2 delivery will be improved by red blood cell (RBC) transfusion? These questions are most relevant to critically ill populations that exhibit unique physiology, including those with low cardiac output (cardiac ...more »

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Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Submitted by (@soldatovn.humgenex)

Strategic Visioning Initiative is just a beginning: it needs a mechanism for implementation

NHLBI Strategic Visioning Initiative is a good idea. You have received a score of useful suggestions from Academia and business. But like and good idea, it needs someone to follow through. Otherwise your new beautiful plans for cardiovascular research may die without a significant impact.

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Strategic effort against obesity

The major challenge we face is that of the epidemic of obesity. It affects more than half the population, particularly Hispanics, blacks and those in the lower income bracket.

It is responsible for premature death, coronary disease, acute myocardial infarction. Atrial fibrillation and cancer.

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