NIH STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TICKBORNE DISEASE RESEARCH

October 9, 2019

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/sites/default/files/NIH-Strategic-Plan-Tickborne-Disease-Research-2019.pdf

Please see link for:

  • Executive Summary   
  • Introduction
  • NIH Strategic Plan for Tickborne Disease 
  • Strategic Priority 1: Improve Fundamental Knowledge of TBDs
  • Strategic Priority 2: Advance Research to Improve Detection & Diagnosis of TBDs
  • Strategic Priority 3: Accelerate Research to Improve Prevention of TBDs
  • Strategic Priority 4: Support Research to Advance Treatment of TBDs
  • Strategic Priority 5: Develop tools & resources to Advance TBD research
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices 

Some respondents expressed a desire for greater transparency in the research planning and implementation processes, whereas others suggested changes to the peer review process to include wider representation from the TBD community, such as advocacy group representatives, community physicians, or members of the general public.

To which we all said, AMEN!