There is a need for understanding of right heart failure (RHF) and its consequences following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support, as well as to develop devices to optimally support the right ventricle.
What can research institutions do to entice and support potential and actual K award applicants to become independent scientists?
How can we improve communication between schools and clinicians in order to develop support systems for children with severe asthma with health disparities?
How can we eliminate inefficiency in medical communication to better serve children with severe asthma?
Strengthen institutional accountability to the investigator for appropriate use of indirect funds
There is a need for the development of a collaborative observational study that leverages off of existing registries, such as INTERMACS and STS, that will follow mechanical circulatory support devices (mechanical circulatory support device) patients prospectively and collect process-of-care data to identify 1) optimal approaches for the management of patients and 2) pumps to minimize the occurrence of adverse hemodynamic ...more »
SBIR STTR programs currently offer funds to support phase 1 and phase 2 development of translation with corporate involvement. Several here have pointed out that there is need for additional NIH support of investigator initiated translation, and I concur. There is indeed need for early stage and pre-IND support. Such a program would support relatively small grants for proof-of-principle studies, pre-clinical work needed ...more »