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Burkitt Lymphoma

Study confirms alternative treatment that is less toxic than standard chemotherapy.


Molecules released into the blood may be indicators of neuronal damage.

Traumatic Events

Helping people cope with physical and mental responses to trauma.

NIH at a Glance


Who We Are

NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.


The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.


Funding for Research

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs.


Labs at NIH

Scientists conduct research on NIH campuses across the U.S., as part of our Intramural Research Program.


Training at NIH

NIH provides training opportunities internally, as well as at universities and other institutions across the U.S.


Jobs at NIH

The central recruitment point of access to all NIH jobs and training opportunities

Featured Resources & Initiatives


A public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy to speed the most promising COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

Anti-Sexual Harassment

NIH does not tolerate pervasive or severe harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment.

Cancer MoonshotSM

Cancer prevention and detection, while making more therapies available to more patients.

The BRAIN Initiative

Learn about an audacious initiative aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

Clinical Trials

Learn about participating in clinical trials and where to find them.

All of Us Research Program

A research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.

Health Information

Diabetes, obesity, cancer, asthma, and many other consumer health topics.

NIH HEAL Initiative

Trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis.

Impact of NIH Research

NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.

NIH Workforce Diversity

Learn about NIH’s workforce diversity programs and activities.

Accelerating Medicines Partnership

A bold venture to help identify new treatments and cures for diseases.

Medical Research Initiatives

Important initiatives aimed at improving medical research.

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