NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/NIGMS/
National Institute of General Medical Sciences : Important Events in NIGMS History
July 16, 1958--The Secretary, DHEW, approved
establishment of the Division of General Medical Sciences.
October 17, 1962--Congress authorized
establishment of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
January 30, 1963--The DHEW Secretary approved
establishment of NIGMS.
October 8, 1963--The National Advisory
General Medical Sciences Council held its first meeting.
October 13, 1982--NIGMS celebrated its 20th
anniversary by establishing the DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Lecture. Dr. David S. Hogness,
Stanford University, gave the first lecture.
October 1, 1989--Administration of the
Minority Biomedical Research Support Program was transferred to NIGMS from the NIH
Division of Research Resources.