The NHLBI's Strategic Vision rests on four mission-driven goals that will benefit from sustained Institute focus. Eight objectives organize the 132 Research Priorities.
Four mission-oriented goals are at the center of the Strategic Vision.
Understand Human Biology
Reduce Human Disease
Develop Workforce and Resources
Advance Translational Research
- Understand normal biological function and resilience
- Investigate newly discovered pathobiological mechanisms important to the onset and progression of HLBS diseases
- Investigate factors that account for differences in health among populations
- Identify factors that account for individual differences in pathobiology and in responses to treatments
- Develop and optimize novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to prevent, treat, and cure HLBS diseases
- Optimize clinical and implementation research to improve health and reduce disease
- Leverage emerging opportunities in data science to open new frontiers in HLBS research
- Further develop, diversify, and sustain a scientific workforce capable of accomplishing the NHLBI’s mission
Eight objectives provide a framework for moving HLBS science forward.
More than 1,000 Compelling Questions (CQs) and Critical Challenges (CCs) submitted during the Strategic Visioning process were refined to yield 132 Research Priorities that will guide NHLBI initiatives to advance our progress in achieving the eight objectives.
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The Strategic Visioning process was unprecedented and involved a broad circle of partners—scientists, medical professionals, policymakers, patients and patient advocates, professional groups, and other interested members of the public.