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Who We Are

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

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The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., was officially sworn in on August 17, 2009, as the 16th director of the NIH.

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NIH Leadership

NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook.

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Organization

The NIH is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers.

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Staff Directory

The NIH Enterprise Directory (NED) is an electronic directory of people who work at the NIH.

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Voices of the NIH Community

NIH’s project to capture an oral history of the research experience.

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History

For over a century, NIH scientists have paved the way for important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

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