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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.

(@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Quantitative training in the era of big data

Should training in biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics become broader for the entire biomedical community in this era of very large data sets?

 

How can we grow the number of specialists in biostatistics (and these related fields) without causing an oversupply?

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(@winters.jeffrey)

Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Lipid apheresis as adjunct therapy in peripheral vascular disease

What is the roll of inflammation and how does lipid apheresis alter inflammation in peripheral vascular disease when added to standard therapy and/or when used alone? Does lipid apheresis result in long-term improvement with reduced morbidity, mortality, and expense compared to standard therapy?

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96 net votes
116 up votes
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(@hgussin)

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Use of symptoms vs spirometry in increasing patient and provider adherence to guidelines

What is the comparative effectiveness of using symptoms vs. spirometry in increasing patient and provider adherence to COPD treatment guidelines and patient-reported outcomes (symptom frequency, activities of daily living, quality of life, sleep quality, exacerbations)?

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9 net votes
12 up votes
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(@rft2106)

Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

What are the molecular mechanisms of lung injury, and how do they differ in children?

Both adults and children have significant morbidity and mortality due to lung injury, but have different etiologies and outcomes. It is possible that the underlying pathobiology in the two groups is different. There are no targeted therapies for lung injury, indicating that the cause is still not understood.

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4 net votes
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(@heartman4ever)

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Overcoming barriers to translational regenerative medicine

Current stem cell based approaches to translational medicine predominantly show modest efficacy. Most research rest on accepting existing limitations and focusing upon "tweaks" to the experimental model rather than taking on important barriers head on. The efficacy of stem cell-based regenerative medicine will never be fully realized unless we stop trying overly simplistic approaches such as"more is better" and start... more »

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Application of data science to extract information from EHR/EMR

There is a need to utilize bioinformatics to analyze electronic health records / electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) documentation of practice-based pulmonary and sleep medicine to better understand longitudinal care delivery patterns and outcomes, identify changes in evidence, inform practice, and foster reverse translation to integrate basic and clinical research.

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54 net votes
81 up votes
27 down votes
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