Epidemiology: looking back on 2012 and looking forward to 2013
2012 was a gratifying year, filled with discussions on future directions in epidemiology that were open, productive, and creative. The NHLBI Digital Forum has been one avenue of discussion and we appreciate all of the contributions that we received. Several of the discussions led to specific actions within the NHLBI’s Epidemiology Branch. A workshop is being planned for 2013 that will focus on the value, strengths, and weaknesses of embedding clinical trials within observational studies. A second workshop is being planned for 2013 assessing the role of existing medical data collection systems in surveillance of cardiovascular diseases. There will be additional emphasis on developing methods to obtain higher quality data at lower costs.
In this post, we now ask an open question to our readers: for 2013, what do you think should be a high priority Funding Opportunity Announcement for observational studies that could be proposed by the NHLBI?
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