Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

To facilitate innovation and accelerate research translation, knowledge dissemination, and implementation science that enhances public health.
(@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Addressing the barriers to the development, adoption of, and adherence to evidence based practices

How do we better understand patient and provider behaviors, as well as health system, community, and socio-cultural factors to effectively address the barriers to the development, adoption of, and adherence to evidence based practices?

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(@scottsimon)

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Detection of inflammatory monocytes as a biomarker of CVD

Coronary artery disease (CAD), of which atherosclerosis is a major contributor, costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. While a number of conventional risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and hypertension have been associated with CAD, their predictive performance is poor in the prevention of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Despite the prevalence of ACS in our society, there are currently no molecular biomarkers... more »

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(@mnicolls)

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Developing animal models of lung transplantation.

Lung transplantation as a cure for terminal lung disease has seen little improvement in outcomes for more than 20 years. The field remains highly challenging, in part, because of an absence of robust animal models which are technically- feasible and reproducible across centers. Further, models have limited relevance to clinical (chronic) airway remodeling, the leading problem in pulmonary allografts. In the absence of... more »

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(@dbdb00)

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Develop common-sense standards for obesity research

Obesity research is riddled with methodological problems that are rarely challenged, leading to the perpetuation of misinformation and interventions that do harm. Given the two-thirds of the population who are classified as higher weight and thus subject to these interventions, it is past time to clean up the basic scientific flaws in this research area.

For a quick summary of a couple of these issues, see Poodle Science:... more »

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(@klaus0)

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Integrate mechanistic and translational research

Other entries have asked for support for translational research. To be successful, this must be integrated with mechanistic research. Ideally. MD-PhD teams would get together. Challenges in translation: find formulation, preclinical toxicology, phase I trials to establish safety, biomarkers. Challenges in mechanism: RNA-Seq, Chip-Seq of relevant cells, KO mice by Cas-CRISPR, deep expertise in the relevant discipline.

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(@daniel.perez)

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Develop guidelines, standard of care, new technologies for respiratory care for adult facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

There is a need for NHLBI to develop guidelines, standard of care, new technologies for respiratory care for adult muscular dystrophy (facioscapulohumeral, myotonic and limb girdle) patients with undiagnosed or unforeseen hypercarbia CO2 retention in the acute setting who end up in trouble to help the families, doctors and patients navigate their way back to stable condition e.g. perhaps going forward with non-invasive... more »

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(@robertblock)

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lipidomics

Although lipidomics research is a growing field of major importance for human health, I have not seen any grant opportunities where it is a focus. This is particularly the case for human/translational research. For example, although some metabolites of fatty acids have been shown in basic science research to be 1000 times more beneficial health than the fatty acids themselves, why is there what appears to be little interest?... more »

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(@kkomanduri)

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How can we develop more selective immunosuppression for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation?

Graft versus host disease (GVHD) remains the most significant complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). While the use of HCT has grown significantly safer and has demonstrated broad efficacy in the setting of a broad range of blood diseases, immunosuppressive therapy has not dramatically evolved since the introduction of calcineurin inhibitor-based approaches decades ago. The availability... more »

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(@jantin)

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Can SYK or BTK inhibition ameliorate autoimmune hemolytic anemia after stem cell transplantation

Experimental mouse models of ITP and AIHA are dependent on FcgR-signaling, which in turn depends on Syk kinase activity for activation of phagocytes. A significant and refractory complication of stem cell transplantation is immune hemolytic anemia. This can be either autoimmune or alloimmune. In either case it is likely that clearance of RBC and RBC progenitors is dependent on extravascular mechanisms involving activation... more »

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(@scerreta)

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Effect of short-term vs. chronic pulmonary rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes

What is the comparative effectiveness of short-term vs. chronic (indefinite) pulmonary rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes (symptom frequency, activities of daily living, quality of life, sleep quality, exacerbations)?

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