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.
(@media0)

Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Funding & Review Mechanisms

Funding and review mechanisms are essential resources that can facilitate or hinder innovative research to meet the NHLBI goals. These resources must be refocused to result in identification and funding of the type of innovative research being sought by NHLBI. The opportunities for leveraging available NHLBI funds with other sources should be considered formally as a component of overall budget planning, not just on ...more »

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(@jalees)

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Reproducibility Initiatives in Heart, Lung and Blood Research

Scientists feel tremendous pressure to publish numerous scientific papers in order to receive NIH funding and tenure at academic institutions. Cognitive biases of scientists and publication biases of journals that publish this barrage of papers will likely result in the publication of findings that are probably not reproducible (see "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False" by John P. A. Ioannidis in PLOS Medicine ...more »

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(@yyzhao)

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Establishment of an independent study section on Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Translational Research

The research on pulmonary vascular biology including smooth muscle cell biology and endothelial cell biology and related pulmonary vascular diseases such as pulmonary hypertension and related right heart failure, and endothelial dysfunction in lung vascular inflammation and acute lung injury, as well as pulmonary embolism and lung transplantation has been rapidly expanding. The field is attracting an ever increasing ...more »

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

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Reducing Personal Education Debt

Because education debt weighs heavily on many early-stage physician-scientists, there is a need for the NHLBI to alleviate this problem and help boost the desirability of research career choices by automatically granting Loan Repayment Program awards to qualified investigators whose research projects are funded by peer-reviewed grants.

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator)

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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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(@mmongrawchaffin)

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Enhance funding for population and public health research

Many challenges posted here focus on increasing translation and development of interdisciplinary teams. Diverse backgrounds and epidemiological training makes population and public health scientists ideal candidates to connect teams in different areas of research around translation to human health. While funding exists specifically for career development of physician and pre-clinical scientists, none exists for epidemiologists. ...more »

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(@urdesai)

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How will we train younger generation of scientists with skils in understanding the glycans?

Recent results suggests that glycans play critical roles in human physiology and pathology. Understanding glycan protein interactions may lead to next generation of drugs. But limited research is being funded on understanding structure - function relationships on glycans. Likewise, we are training very few researchers in the glycosciences. More programs are needed to impart glycoscience knowledge at the undergraduate, ...more »

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(@nhlbiforumadministrator)

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Loss of the middle years

The challenge I write about is the significant lack of funding for science in NHLBI. There are currently programs to increase the funding of early career investigators and many senior faculty are obtaining continuing renewal.

How will NHLBI keep those in their middle of their career years from dropping out of the biomedical workforce?

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