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Strategic Visioning

Message from the Director

I would like to thank you for your continuing participation in the NHLBI strategic visioning process to shape scientific priorities for the Institute and guide our funding strategies over the next decade.

The NHLBI community has made tremendous progress in meeting the NHLBI mission across the entire spectrum of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases. Despite these advances, few families are left untouched by HLBS disorders, which continue to exact an exorbitant toll on the public’s health.

Thanks to the input of more than 4,000 members of the community (see below), we received over 1,000 ideas that will be distilled into the Institute’s Research Priorities that must be tackled in the coming years. I welcome your ongoing involvement as we position NHLBI to take full advantage of emerging scientific opportunities to aggressively address our most critical public health challenges as we seek to turn our research discoveries into health.


Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
Director, NHLBI


Global Participation

Who participated in the Strategic Visioning Forum?

Participants came from all 50 states, as well as 42 countries.
Registered Users on the Forum: 4,450
Votes Cast: 42,000


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Last Updated: July 30, 2015