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Welcome from the Director
Dr. Thomas R. Insel

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the National Institute of Mental Health, the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. more>>

Research Funding: NIMH Reorganized Programs Effective October 2004
The NIMH extramural programs have been reorganized. more>>

Strategic Plans and Priorities
The NIMH is actively involved in strategic planning and priority-setting for the Institute as whole as well as for specific research areas. NIMH solicits input from patients and their advocates, scientists, Congress, the public, and the National Advisory Mental Health Council. Workgroups of the Council and staff review the portfolio to recommend areas for future investment, with respect to relevance to the mission, traction (capacity for rapid progress), and innovation. more>>

Facts About NIMH
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more>>

History of NIMH
Important events, legislative chronology, directors, and appropriations. more>>


Current Year and Previous Funding
Budget justifications, congressional testimony, and funding tables. more>>

Connecting With NIMH


NIMH Organization
An outline of NIMH offices and divisions. more>>

Staff Directories
A list of NIMH employees and their contact information. more>>

Employment Opportunities
Opportunities for employment at NIMH. more>>

Advisory Boards and Groups

National Advisory Mental Health Council
The National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other programs of the Institute. more>>

Peer Review Committees
The peer review committees perform the first level of scientific and technical review of grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals for research and research training activities that focus on the scientific areas relevant to mental health, mental disorders, treatment interventions and services. more>>

Board of Scientific Counselors
The Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) provides the scientific and technical peer review of the intramural research at the NIMH. They review and evaluate the NIMH laboratories to assess the research programs in progress, the proposed research, and the productivity and performance of individual staff scientists. more>>

Research Committees, Groups & Consortia
Committees and consortia dealing with autism, child abuse and neglect, women's mental health, research on aging, and research on suicide. more>>

Updated: 09/30/2004

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