National Institutes of Health (NIH)
·NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. It is composed of 27 research institutes and centers…
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Comprehensive Cancer Information
"The National Cancer Institute coordinates the federal government's National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients."
National Eye Institute | National Eye Institute
"The National Eye Institute’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind."
Advancing Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research & Innovation
"The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives."
"The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) led the NIH's contribution to the International Human Genome Project, which had as its primary goal the sequencing of the human genome. This project was successfully completed in April 2003. Now, the NHGRI's mission has expanded to encompass a broad range of studies aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease."
"The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is to support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all by increasing the understanding of normal and abnormal biological functions and behavior relating to alcohol use; improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use disorders; and enhancing quality health care."
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
"The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases."
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
"The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is devoted to merging the physical and biological sciences to develop new technologies that improve health. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery and speed the development of biomedical technologies that prevent illnesses or treat them when they do strike."
Advancing the nation's oral health through research and innovation | National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
"The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
"The mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life."
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
NINR - National Institute of Nursing Research | National Institute of Nursing Research
The National Institute of Nursing Research's (NINR) goal is to enhance nursing science and health care by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, applying new technologies, promoting health equity, and developing scientists of the future.
Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.