NIH Organization

Begun as a one-room Laboratory of Hygiene in 1887, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. Read more »

NIH Office of the Director

The Office of the Director (OD) is responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all 27 of NIH's Institutes and Centers. The OD program offices include the Office of AIDS Research, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Office of Disease Prevention, and Office of Research on Women's Health, among others.

NIH Institutes

NIH Centers

This page last reviewed on October 19, 2015