NIH Taps Top Doctors, Researchers And Business Leaders To Update U.S. Medical System
One of the first tasks for this group will be helping to create a 1 million person volunteer study, which is a big piece of the White House's precision medicine initiative. In other news, the National Institute of Mental Health unveils its five-year strategic plan for research priorities.
White House Picks Experts To Shape Plans For National Research Study
The National Institute of Health has tapped more than a dozen top doctors, researchers and business leaders to help steer President Obama’s $200 million plan to modernize the U.S. medical system, starting with a volunteer study of 1 million people. The working group will be led by Dr. Kathy Hudson, an official within the NIH’s science and outreach office, Dr. Richard Lifton, who chairs the genetics department at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Bray Patrick-Lake, who leads a clinical trials initiative at Duke University. (Ferris, 3/30)
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Research Plan Could Drive ‘Culture Change’ In How Mental Illness Is Diagnosed, Treated
The National Institute of Mental Health unveiled a five-year strategic plan emphasizing research it hopes will ultimately give clinicians a better understanding of what mental illness looks like inside the brain — before a patient shows outward symptoms. (Gillespie, 3/31)