How can we insure that there are sufficient numbers of clinical scientists over the next 20 years?
Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources
Would an NIH trans-IC office of critical care research improve coordination and strategic planning across?
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 »
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).
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.
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.
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.
NHLBI should consider creating specific programs that encourage the participation of investigators that often do not apply to NHLBI such as kidney researchers.
Given the difficulties of obtaining funding, especially among young investigators, NHLBI should consider public-private partnerships to increase the pool of available opportunities.
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.
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 »
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 »
This is critical to avoid having experienced researchers fall off the edge, so to speak, due to gaps in funding. There is a need for continued career support beyond the currently truncated K24.
Challenge is to have revised grants reviewed by the same reviewers, rather than delayed by new sets of reviewers. Also, having points such as changing model species addressable through Program Staff rather than prolonged re-review.