NHLBI Strategic Vision, Research Priorities
SVS Research Council Releases Summary of NHLBI Strategic Vision
Completed with SVS Input
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recently released Charting the Future Together: The NHLBI Strategic Vision. In 2015, the SVS, spearheaded by the Research Council, participated in the strategic visioning process by contributing compelling questions and critical challenges and providing feedback on the draft report. SVS delivered a key message that “it is essential to prioritize disease processes which challenge vascular surgeons and vascular physicians.” The Society’s involvement was critical because the Strategic Vision defines research areas deemed to be the most important, timely and feasible for NHLBI to address in its targeted/solicited research in the next decade.
SVS is committed to advancing excellence and innovation in vascular health and our members are leaders in vascular research, said the Research Council. By helping to formulate the NHLBI Strategic Vision, the SVS successfully advocated for prioritization of disease processes which challenge vascular surgeons. “With continued advocacy and support, we can better position our members for successful NIH funding in the future,” the council said.