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Environmental Factor, August 2015

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NIH seeks planning input

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a 5-year strategic plan to outline a vision for biomedical research that will ultimately extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability.

Senior leadership has developed a framework for the plan (see graphic below) that identifies areas of opportunity and principles to guide NIH support of biomedical research.  They are now seeking comments and suggestions from a broad range of individuals and organizations through a Request for Information Web page.

“Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH Strategic Plan positions biomedical research on a promising and visionary path,” said NIH Principal Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D. He is also encouraging organizations, such as patient advocacy groups and professional societies, to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization as a whole.

NIH will host webinars in early to mid-August, to gather additional input. They will be announced on the strategic plan website as they are scheduled.

Strategic Plan Graphic

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