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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Shift from NHLBI guided research to individual investigator initiative

NHLBI directed research should be abandoned and switched to investigator initiated research. I respectfully suggest read the following assay by Brown and Goldstein, Science 2012; 338: 1033-1034

The best way to run the science sponsored by the NIH (or NHLBI) is not to guide it (analogy to running science from ivory tower) but let the investigators decide what is worth pursuing. Get rid of NHLBI-directed research initiative... more »


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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

New funding mechanism for major diseases

According to the National Bioeconomy Blueprint" published in 2012 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, “Flexibility in the use of new and existing funding mechanisms in and across agencies will be vital to stimulating the discovery of new bioinventions with potential to grow the bioeconomy” (p. 24).
It is known that the most effective research program in American history was the Manhattan Project.... more »


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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Theoretical division of NHLBI

Many functional physiology, cellular physiology , electrophysiology, and other aspects are amenable to rigorous mathematical methods.NHLBI lacks a theoretical division where IDEAS expressed mathematically make testable predictions at multi scale levels.

NHLBI LACKS A THEORETICAL DIVISION- although history has shown that virtually all original ideas have a mathematically expressible foundation, particularly when dynamic,... more »


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