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Update from the NHLBI’s Lung Vascular Research Program

Timothy M. Moore


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Conference: 2012 International PHA Conference and Scientific Sessions

Release Date: 01.04.2013

Presentation Type: Scientific Sessions

Update from the NHLBI

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss current programs in NHLBI lung vascular research
  • Discuss present and future priority areas for PH research
  • Discuss the current challenges and opportunities regarding funding through the NIH/NHLBI

Limitations in current therapeutic options necessitate that basic, translational, and clinical research in lung vascular diseases remain a high priority for The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The NHLBI supports a vigorous program of basic and translational research in PH. Projects supported by NHLBI range from studies of the molecular basis for lung vascular lesion development in PH, to epidemiologic investigations of right ventricular function in health and disease.

The purpose of this talk, Update from the NHLBI’s Lung Vascular Research Program, will be to highlight the NHLBI portfolio of ongoing PH research. This talk will present a summary of recommendations from experts in lung vascular clinical research that emerged from an NHLBI Workshop held in 2011. Grant mechanisms designed to help catalyze translational research in lung diseases will be reviewed. PH-specific initiatives and results will also be highlighted. At the end of the presentation, the conference participants should have gained an appreciation of the current and emerging NHLBI support opportunities for PH research.