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 »
Expanding the training efforts (e.g. greater number of funded summer programs, extend training beyond 2 summers, provision for 5-year grants so an additional cohort can be included) would be highly beneficial.
Expanding the base of the program foci (e.g. including NCI in addition to the current HLBS).
Increasing opportunities for junior faculty trainees to network (e.g. cross-training with other NIH institutes)