National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

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9000 Rockville Pike,Bethesda, MD 20892


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NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook. The Office of the Director is the central office at NIH, responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. The NIH Director, with a unique and critical perspective on the entire agency, is responsible for providing leadership to the Institutes and for constantly identifying needs and opportunities, especially for efforts that involve multiple Institutes. The NIH Director is assisted by the NIH Deputy Directors including the Principal Deputy Director, who shares in the overall direction of the agency's activities. NIH is responsive to Congressional legislation that adjusts NIH's programs to meet changing research needs. As a result of the NIH reauthorization process, NIH is able to respond strategically in an era when medical research requires constant innovation and increased interdisciplinary efforts. More than 80% of the NIH's budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 2,500 universities and research institutions. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own Intramural Research laboratories, most of which are on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The main campus is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to clinical research. Successful biomedical research depends on the talent and dedication of the scientific workforce. NIH supports many innovative training programs and funding mechanisms that foster scientific creativity and exploration. The goal is to strengthen our nation’s research capacity, broaden our research base, and inspire a passion for science in current and future generations of researchers. NIH encourages and depends on public involvement in federally supported research and activities. NIH’s wide-ranging public efforts include outreach and education, nationwide events, requests for public input on NIH projects, and special programs designed specifically to involve public representatives in clinical research

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Chief Information Officer

Chief, Neuroimmunology Branch

Chief of Functional & Applied BioMechanics Section



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Founder at Friends of Cancer Research

Chief Executive Officer, Inova Translational Medicine Institute at Inova Health System Foundation

Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Visiting Professor in Cancer Pharmacology at University of Oxford

Co-Founder at PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

Chairman at Population Reference Bureau

Chief Scientific Officer at DiaKine Therapeutics, Inc.

Founder at Lypro Biosciences, Inc.

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Albert E. Dahlberg is now Director of State & Community Relations at Brown University
Henry Lewis III is now President at Tuskegee Homes LLC
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