Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

To support the future of investigator-initiated research by sustaining and developing a diverse biomedical workforce with the skills and research resources to pursue emerging opportunities in science.

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Submitted by (@dcz000)

Training approaches in lymphatic biology

The lymphatic vascular network connects the parenchymal interstitium through the nodes to the veins. Lymph serves as the transport pathway between these compartments and via its flow, controls interstitial fluid, macromolecular exchange, lipid absorption, immune cell trafficking and is critical to edema prevention/resolution, lipid metabolism, inflammation and immunity. Knowledge of this vascular network lags far behind ...more »

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Submitted by (@treva0)

Training Programs Go Green

Training programs may consider a more green approach by producing easy to access on-line materials and resources to be shared with other training programs and trainees, with a common website repository where such information is archived.

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Preparing a Diverse Biomedical Technology Development Workforce

How do we best develop a scientific workforce that is fluent in product development and commercialization issues? How can NHLBI best expand the training opportunities for early career scientists to prepare them for entry into the dynamic biomedical workforce landscape? There is a need for scientifically-trained experts from diverse backgrounds who also understand business needs relevant to biomedical technology development, ...more »

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Improving Biomedical Careers

There is a critical challenge to retain highly trained basic and clinical scientists in the biomedical research enterprise and expediently promote their independence and capacity to produce innovative discoveries. There is a need to provide more funding opportunities for collaborative, team-science approaches to scientific investigation by interdisciplinary teams comprised of clinician scientists, basic researchers, and ...more »

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Submitted by (@parise)

R01 funding

Unless we fix and increase the R01 funding rate, which most basic scientists depend upon, we will continue to lose outstanding scientists of all ages and not have the next generation of scientists or the numbers of currently outstanding scientists to answer any of these compelling questions and critical challenges. Related to this, much has been written about the significant failure rate of clinical trials in part due ...more »

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Submitted by (@wheeze)

Increase and Support Research Based Faculty

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 ...more »

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Submitted by (@teitelbaum)

Align PhD Content with Careers Available to Recent PhDs

There is a need to create better alignment between the content of biomedical PhD programs and the careers that actually are available to those who have earned PhDs. Though available data are surprisingly weak, all the evidence suggests that only a small fraction (perhaps 15%) of current biomedical PhDs and postdocs are likely to find stable careers in academic research. Larger proportions are more likely to be employed ...more »

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