NIH Outreach and Education
There are communication offices at each of our 27 Institutes and Centers. The Office of Communications & Public Liaison (OCPL) in the Office of the Director speaks for NIH as a whole.
NIH communication offices provide information on NIH programs and activities to the public, scientific community, medical profession, and the media.
- NIH News—current press releases
- NIH News Radio—audio reports
- NIH Research Matters—weekly research news
- NIH News in Health—monthly consumer health newsletter
- NIH Calendar of Events—scientific meetings
- Get Involved at NIH—activities around the nation
- Selected NIH Education and Awareness Campaigns
- NIH Record—employee newsletter
- Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
- Visitor tours
Scientific Research and Training Opportunities
The NIH sponsors programs for students in
- high school;
- graduate school and medical/dental school;
as well as researchers doing postbaccaluareate work. See also the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), a non-profit organization sponsoring continuing medical education for physicians.
The Office of Science Education coordinates science education activities at the NIH and develops and sponsors science education projects. These programs serve elementary, secondary, and college students and teachers and the public.
Medicine for the Public Lecture Series
NIH Physician-scientists offer free, public lectures on current health topics—in plain English.
Science in the Cinema is a free film festival. Visitors to the Washington DC metro area can watch science-related popular movies and discuss them with NIH experts.
NIH invites you to contribute to the nation's medical research agenda by participating in Public Liaison opportunities all around the country. You can subscribe to the monthly bulletin to find out about events in your community, health and health education resources for the public, and newly released NIH publications.
Science, NIH, & You
As a public agency, NIH is committed to ensuring that accurate information reaches the diverse American public. How NIH Brings Health and Science to the Public explains how NIH communicates science and health information to patients, families, scientists, industry, teachers and students, health professionals, and the press.