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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is the leading provider of research, training, and education surrounding the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. This organization seeks to better understand human biology in order to treat and cure human diseases. The NHLBI also strives to transfer the knowledge discovered through research into clinical practice to help individuals live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
As a global leader of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders, the NHLBI funds new research in these fields through grants and other funding opportunities. As part of this goal, the organization also provides training for multiple career stages, with programs to support professionals throughout their career. Many publications and resources are available to healthcare professionals on the NHLBI website.
In addition to funding and educating healthcare professionals, the NHLBI provides the general public with the most up-to-date information regarding heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Health consumers can access booklets, reports, DVDs, and fact sheets to learn more about their or a loved one’s health condition. These materials help patients understand the best practices to prevent, treat, and manage their care.
Location: NHLBI Health Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824
Primary Emphasis: The NHLBI stimulates basic discoveries about the causes of disease, enables the translation of basic discoveries into clinical practice, fosters training and mentoring of emerging scientists and physicians, and communicates research advances to the public.