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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.

(@njkenyon)

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Using "omics" technologies to define responders to drug therapies

Metabolomic and proteomic technologies open tremendous avenues to define at the systemic level and, in the case of the lung, the organ level response to drug and non-drug interventions. The concept of responders and non-responders to therapies is poorly defined and hampers development of biomarkers and appropriate animal models. Omics technologies can bridge these important areas. In lung disease, breath analysis could... more »

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7 net votes
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(@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Does anticoagulation with warfarin improve outcomes (time to clinical worsening, qualtiy of life, exercise capacity) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension treated with current oral/inhaled therapies? There are substantial "unknowns" and practice variation in anticoagulation in PAH. Resource utilization is also a factor here. We may either be helping patients (or hurting them with side effects) by using anticoagulation.... more »

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(@greg.martin)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Predictive analytics to engage healthy behaviors and maintain health while reducing cost

Predictive Health employs the principle that using modern health testing and predictive analytics will better define true health (not just absence of disease) and, in combination with large-scale data analytics, will facilitate predicting deviations from the healthy trajectory earlier than traditional disease diagnosis, thus allowing more effective and less costly interventions to maintain health. Predictive Health educates... more »

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5 net votes
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(@sicklecellwarrior)

Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Mental health and wellness in sickle cell disease

A growing concern among the sickle cell community surrounds the lack of mental health and wellness services. Many in the community deal with anxiety and depression. It is well known how intricately connected mental and physical health are. So if we know that stress can trigger a psychological crisis which in turn triggers a physical pain crisis, why do we not automatically include mental health services within patient... more »

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25 net votes
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(@lvanhorn)

Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Transforming Clinical Practice through Patient-Centered Medical Nutrition and Lifestyle Education

The fact that diet contributes significantly to prevention and treatment of disease is now a foregone conclusion. National and international guidelines offer evidence based recommendations advocating nutrients, foods and eating patterns that are most closely associated with reduced risk. Patients assume that physicians are knowledgeable regarding the role of diet in health and that they are trained to counsel patients... more »

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(@hsiche)

Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Would like to challenge definition of "Early Stage Investigator" for MD

Why is Early Stage Investigator defined as New Investigators who are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing their medical residency at the time they apply for R01 grants? This provides an unfair advantage to all PhD, general surgeons, internists, and pediatricians compared to subspecialists who complete clinical training 3-6 yrs after general training.

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(@apollia112)

Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Would unconditional basic income improve people's health & ease poverty better than conventional welfare programs?

Here's an article on the "Mincome" program which Canada tested in the 1970's in a small town: http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/4100 It had many positive effects on people's lives and health. Quotes: 'In the period that Mincome was administered, hospital visits dropped 8.5 per cent.' [...] '“When you walk around a hospital, it's pretty clear that a lot of the time what we're treating are the consequences of poverty,”... more »

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Risk Mitigation of Implantable Cardiovascular Devices

There is a serious need to improve implantable cardiovascular devices to eliminate, or at least substantially reduce, the risk of serious adverse events from occurring to more effectively treat patients.

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