Message from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, NHLBI:
I am very pleased to share with you the Institute's new Strategic Plan, Shaping the Future of Research, which will guide the NHBLI's scientific directions over the next five to ten years. This plan is the result of an inclusive, bottom-up approach involving the efforts of over 600 individuals and feedback from our many intermediary groups.
Even though the Strategic Plan is complete, our work is not yet done -- implementation is our next, critical step. The detailed implementation of the Plan will be developed by the Institute over the life of the Strategic Plan in consultation with our Advisory Council and in partnership with our research community and constituency groups in the public and private sector.
I encourage you to visit our Strategic Plan website, where you can access and copy of the plan and obtain information about the strategic planning process and subsequent updates.