In the last few months, the NIH has released strategic plans to combat diabetes and obesity. NIDDK took a leadership role in developing these plans, and has also embarked on the Kidney Research National Dialogue, another plan for targeting the most promising research.
During the strategic planning process, we learn what the scientific and professional communities and the public believe are prime areas of research opportunity, and we evaluate how to build on past advances. Collecting, distilling, and crafting these ideas into a plan takes time and takes strategy itself—but the result is well worth the effort. Read more
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