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June 22, 2017 to July 23, 2017

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened several experts from a broad range of biomedical, behavioral, environmental, and social science backgrounds to explore community-engaged implementation research strategies for reducing cardiovascular disparities. Findings from this workshop will help inform NHLBI Strategic Vision Implementation Plan for health disparities implementation research and will have significant impact when scaled up across high burden communities.

May 15, 2017 to May 16, 2017

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a working group (WG) on the “Role of Lipid Droplets (LDs) in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Related Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD),” in Bethesda, Maryland. The objectives of the working group were to evaluate the state of the field in LDs, identify the gap areas, and recommend research opportunities to investigate the roles of LDs in the pathogenesis of obesity- and metabolic syndrome-related CVD.

March 20, 2017 to March 21, 2017

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a working group (WG) on Future Research Directions on Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Disease in Bethesda, Maryland to evaluate the state of the art of Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) research and the roles of Lp(a) in cardiovascular disease (CVD), to identify research gaps and barriers, and to recommend future research opportunities in Lp(a) research.

June 10, 2016

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a working group of multidisciplinary researchers on June 10, 2016, in Bethesda, MD to share current scientific knowledge regarding the role of microbiota in blood pressure regulation, and to explore and identify scientific gaps and challenges.

The working group is responsive to NHLBI Strategic Plan Objectives 1, 2, 3, and 4.

June 6, 2016 to June 7, 2016

To support a transition towards a precision medicine approach to treatments, the NHLBI in partnership with the Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund (CMREF) organized a workshop to address the barriers, gaps and opportunities to applying precision medicine to PVD including pulmonary hypertension. The workshop generated recommendations to the NHLBI for future research priorities in this area in line with NHLBI Strategic Vision Goals.

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