D. of the National Cancer Institute (Tennessee Room) and Dr. Mary Leveck of the National Institute of Nursing Research (Auditorium Rooms 2 and 3). The National Institutes of Health
, founded in 1887, is one of the world's foremost medical research centers and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S. Comprised of 25 separate Institutes and Centers, the NIH
is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.The mission of the NIH
is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone.