The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), one of the largest women's health projects ever launched in the United States, continues to yield new insights for the health of women. As the program gears up to launch two new trials, I took the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of women who have participated in the WHI for many years, and sent them a heartfelt note of thanks. They responded with numerous sincere sentiments of gratitude for being able to participate in the study.
The NHLBI has launched a Strategic Visioning process to gather ideas for the most compelling scientific priorities to address over the next decade. Broad participation from the heart, lung, blood, and sleep research communities – scientists and patients alike - is vital to the success of this effort.