As the current chair of the Research and Training Division, I would like to convey that the AAAAI membership would like the NHLBI to consider the following in the development of its strategic plan:
There has been a decline in research-based faculty in the past few years. The challenge is two-fold. First, increase the research faculty pipeline with increased focus on training and recruitment of research focused fellows (T32’s and similar), through early junior faculty transition (K awards), and the first major research grant (R01 or similar). Second, strategies need to be developed to retain viable research based physicians especially early in their careers.