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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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Number of clinical scientists

How can we insure that there are sufficient numbers of clinical scientists over the next 20 years?

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NIH trans-IC office of critical care research

Would an NIH trans-IC office of critical care research improve coordination and strategic planning across?

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Similar changes to those in modern manufacdturing are required through our new technical society inlcuding medicine.

Attitudes to Mistakes. Changing prescription and protocol philosophy. As an older patient, I am 89, I have one thing many others do not have, experience. As an engineer with much experience in manufacturing industry I have seen great recent changes in manufacturing sociology. Now, even top management comes to listen to “the Gemba” (the shop floor) and what could be regarded as mistakes are seen as opportunities to improve ...more »

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As an engineer with considerable experience in manufacturing industry I have seen great changes in manufacturing sociology. We have come to listen to the Gemba (the shop floor) and inappropriate procedures are now regarded as opportunities to improve not something to be punished. Perhaps I can mention that my writing has been praised on this subject, for example for the book, "The Puritan Gift” by Kenneth and Will Hopper. “This is one of the best books I have ever read in my long life, and I don’t just mean books on business” Foreword: by Russ Ackoff, Wharton Business School. “late in their lives (the Hoppers) have given us an extraordinary gift” (translated from Chinese) Promise Hsu, Vista Magazine

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I suggest as a subject for discussion, that a change to a more aggressive use of antibiotics could save antibiotics. There is an old saying that the best time to hit a man is when he is down. The same surely applies to harmful bacteria.

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How to decrease the amount/level of mistreatment by medical staff toward Sickle Cell Patients

How can we better train the medical staff to realize that we are individuals and not see us as a disease as opposed to an individual when treating us in the Emergency Room. To listen to the patients advice and comments. Helps them realize most adult patients have been taking narcotics the majority of their lives and that's why they require higher doses (without the judgment).

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Better oversight and transparency for diversity in our research portfolio

There needs to be better oversight and transparency for diversity in our research portfolio to include a steady pipeline of young investigators and to facilitate the entry of pediatricians into the research work force. Specifically, workforce diversity should be considered in addition to scientific merit in determining funding priorities.

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More uniform education and incentives for mentors

We need to provide more uniform education and incentives for mentors.

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Trainee funding support to non‐US citizens that serve in underserved medical areas

Extend trainee funding support to non‐US citizens for those that commit to serving in underserved medical areas in the U.S. for at least five years.

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Increased methods training for investigators

It is clear that there are concerns about reproducibility and quality control in science in general and in obesity-related research in particular. Increased opportunities for training in rigorous scientific practices for obesity researchers and biomedical and behavioral researchers in general may be helpful to increase rigor and reproducibility.

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Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : David B. Allison, Ph.D.; Kevin Fontaine, Ph.D.; Kathryn A. Kaiser, Ph.D.; Andrew W. Brown, Ph.D.; Edward C. Archer, Ph.D.

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Promoting Research Careers

Given the declining numbers of physician scientists, NHLBI should expand the portfolio of opportunities for junior faculty who may want to consider a career in research.

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Education in glycobiology is nearly non-existent

Aside from a handful of locations around the country, there are no local opportunities for the vast majority of PhD students to learn about glycobiology. A search on NIH Reporter for T32 grants with "glycobiology” reveals two grants (one NCI for cancer cell biology, one NIGMS for pharmacology). Neither of these grants are focused upon glycobiology. In fact, glycobiology is essentially never integrated into any standard ...more »

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I have participated in the American Association of Immunologists Advanced Course in Immunology the past several years. I give a single 90 minute lecture on “glycoimmunology”. While this helps to plant the seed of interest in how glycans impact the immune response and host defense, it is not nearly enough. I suggest the following ideas to begin closing this gap in training:

 

1. Support glycobiology training grants (T32) throughout the country, and not just at the small number of institutions (Emory, UCSD, UGA/CCRC, Johns Hopkins) with existing strength; and 2. Provide an incentive to integrate glycobiology aspects into other T32 proposals targeting the NHLBI to improve integration of the field into the broader context.

 

An important point, however, is that outside of the institutions already mentioned, existing glycobiology training opportunities are rare due to a lack of support. Thus, the NHLBI must be willing to help seed nascent training programs through a targeted funding initiative. As a PI of an immunology-focused T32, it is clear to me that competition for a ‘standard’ T32 in glycobiology would be impossible within the standing CSR T32 panel.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Brian Cobb

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