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Mission: The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Complete mission statement >


Location: NIH headquarters are located in Bethesda, Maryland, and the surrounding area. NIH funds scientific studies at universities and research institutions across the Nation. NIH also sponsors public events around the Nation. Get directions to NIH headquarters >


Organization: The NIH comprises the Office of the Director and 27 Institutes and Centers. The Office of the Director is responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all NIH components.


Leadership: NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
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Staff: More than 18,000 employees


Funding: $27,066,782,000 in FY2003 Congressional appropriations


From the Director
The Director's Page - links to speeches, activities, photos, and biographical information
Investments, Progress, and Plans - selected examples from FY 1999 - 2003
Trans-NIH Scientific Initiatives - involving multiple Institutes and Centers
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) - NIH's Annual Performance Plan and Report
NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives (COPR) - a public forum for discussing key NIH issues
Learn About NIH
Quickfinder Adobe pdf graphic with link to free Adobe Acrobat Reader site - a directory of Institute contact information
NIH Overview - an introduction to NIH and how it supports its mission
NIH Addresses - Institute and Center mailing addresses
The NIH Almanac - facts and figures, legislative history, Nobel Laureates
NIH History - the Dewitt Stetten, Jr. Museum of Medical Research
Selected Research Advances of NIH - a small sampling of the scientific advances funded by NIH
Setting Research Priorities at NIH - how NIH allocates its funds
Organizational Chart Adobe pdf graphic with link to free Adobe Acrobat Reader site
New NIH Hospital - The Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Selected NIH Reports - selected budget, working groups reports and guidelines
Get Involved with NIH
Offices of Public Liaison - encouraging nationwide public participation
NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives (COPR) - a public forum for discussing key NIH issues
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) - fosters collaborative relationships with philanthropy, industry, and academia in support of the NIH mission
Scientific Education at NIH - resources & programs for K-16 teachers, students, & the public
Office of Community Liaison - incorporating the local neighborhood
FOIA - the Freedom of Information Act Office
Information Quality - guidelines, policy and questions & answers
Doing Business with NIH
Small Business Office - maximizing opportunities for small businesses
e-Portals in Commerce (e-PIC) System - register your company's products and services
Office of Acquisition & Management Policy - learn about contracts and business opportunities
Employment Information
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