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Media Advisory: The NHLBI Releases New Strategic Vision for Next Decade of Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research

For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2016

WHAT: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has released a new Strategic Vision that charts the Institute’s course for heart, lung, blood, and sleep research into the next decade.

Following a momentous Strategic Visioning process that inspired nearly 4,500 members of the community from all 50 states and 42 countries to participate, the NHLBI has outlined how it intends, through the Vision’s research priorities, to accelerate our journey toward scientific and health advances around four main goals:

  • Understand human biology,
  • Reduce human disease,
  • Advance translational research, and
  • Develop workforce and resources.

The report is not meant to be a comprehensive picture of the science needed to advance health; however, the report is expected to guide and inspire the heart, lung, blood, and sleep research community.

WHEN: Thursday, August 11

WHERE: Online at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/documents/strategic-vision

WHY: The convergence of innovations in areas such as computational biology, data science, bioengineering, and high-throughput “omic” technologies is paving the way for a much better understanding of human health and disease systems. Many of the NHLBI’s research goals that once seemed remote are now within reach. Now is the time for a bold new vision that anticipates and capitalizes on emerging scientific opportunities and identifies ways to overcome new barriers to progress.

CONTACT: To speak with an NHLBI spokesperson, please contact the NHLBI Engagement and Media Relations Branch at (301) 496-4236 or at NHLBI_news@nhlbi.nih.gov.