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September 25, 2015

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of all deaths in the U.S., the most recent available data showing it was the primary cause of death for >76,000 women and >68,000 men 45 and over in 2013 (CDC Wonder accessed on September 24, 2015).

September 15, 2015 to September 16, 2015

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a working group meeting consisting of experts in multi-level intervention research on September 15 and 16, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to provide recommendations that would be useful for designing and implementing multi-level interventions that target hard-to-reach, high risk or vulnerable populations and communities.

June 29, 2015

On June 29-30, 2015, the NHLBI, with co-funding from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, sponsored a workshop in Bethesda, Maryland, on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease and the Emergence of e-cigarettes. The goal of the meeting was to identify specific gaps in existing research evidence that, if closed, would clarify the acute and chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular health effects of e-cigarette use.

June 25, 2015 to June 26, 2015

Committed to its mission of conducting and supporting research that addresses the health needs of all sectors of the nation’s population, the Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI/NIH) seeks to identify issues that impact the training and retention of underrepresented individuals in the biomedical research workforce, assess the effectiveness of its current approaches, and subsequently improve its strategies toward achieving this goal.

May 13, 2015

At a joint NHLBI and FDA workshop in May 2015, participants proposed research and policy priorities to address the risk of thrombosis in patients with ventricular assist devices.

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