Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Using virtual learning technologies for workforce development

How can we harness virtual learning technologies to address the competency development needs of the modern and future biomedical workforce? Virtual learning tools, e.g. immersive learning simulations and serious games, offer tremendous possibilities for creating engaging and compelling learning experiences for biomedical scientists and providing them with opportunities to practice research skills within the context of ...more »


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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Submitted by (@wchilian)

Intersecting Developmental Biology with Vascular Physiology and Biology

Although many think of the vasculature as a lump sum of vessels that all react in a similar fashion to a certain stimulus, e.g., alpha-adrenergic activation, this is not the situation. For example, coronary resistance vessels show little to no direct response to alpha-adrenergic activation while resistance vessels in most organs show marked constriction. Another example is the response of different vessels to angioplasty ...more »


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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@mariannes.clancy)

Signaling in AVM Developmoent

BMP9 circulates in the blood and signals through the endothelial cell. IN the absence of Alk 1, such as in HHT, the vessels become over-active. The overactivity can be partially balanced by activation of a second signaling pathway: notch. Would targeting notch be a useful drug target to reverse AVM formation


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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Submitted by (@nancyh.rothstein)

Screening for SDB and Sleep Disorders in School-Aged Chidren by School Nurses

Can school nurses effectively screen for SDB and Sleep Disorders in school aged children? Who else in the school setting could provide such screening? Should such screening be limited to "at risk" children who display identified markers, or be open to all children? What is the role of teachers to "identify" children in need of such screening? What role will such screening serve to mitigate learning, behavioral, developmental ...more »


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Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Submitted by (@wheeze)

Modernizing Research Training

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:


Since the focus of research has changed over the past decade, training programs need to be encouraged to use newer models of research in their training and mentoring of potential research faculty.


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