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.

Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Submitted by (@mmongrawchaffin)

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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Submitted by (@feghalib)

Promoting collaborations to advance research

Insufficient funding and resources hamper scientific progress. Providing funding opportunities that require collaborations across multiple institutions would encourage open and collaborative research while promoting advances in research due to complementary expertise, sharing of resources, combining scientific efforts, etc.

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Submitted by (@dgutt0)

Leveraging support from local institutions

Create a "Center of Excellence" designation in Cardiovascular Research akin to NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Center designation. Specific qualifications for such a designation will need to be defined. However this will encourage institutions to invest heavily in CV research to support such designation. In this way, local institutions will partner with NHLBI to support discovery in heart and vascular research.

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Submitted by (@soldatovn.humgenex)

Strategic Visioning Initiative is just a beginning: it needs a mechanism for implementation

NHLBI Strategic Visioning Initiative is a good idea. You have received a score of useful suggestions from Academia and business. But like and good idea, it needs someone to follow through. Otherwise your new beautiful plans for cardiovascular research may die without a significant impact.

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Submitted by (@wjones7)

Making R01 funding work for the Medical Sciences

We need to spread R01 funding around more to ensure that the best science has funding adequate to move forward. To do this I believe changing how we think about R01 funding and expenditures can be used to put the NIH funds to better use. Too often successful researchers have the majority of their salaries on R01s and the institutions have little skin in the game. PI salaries can be a large part of the escalating budget ...more »

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Submitted by (@ked000)

More Salary for Postdocs

Postdocs, the major workforce of modern research, make less than the janitors, work harder and have way more stress in the work and personal life. We deserve a decent salary. We need to double the NIH salary standard for postdocs.

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