NIH News Release
National Institute of
General Medical Sciences

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Dan Hogan
(301) 496-7301

Revamped NIGMS Web Site Offers Easy Access To Institute's Programs, Publications and News

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is ringing in the new year with the launch of its revamped Web site, which now offers easier access to funding opportunities, free publications and the latest news from the Institute. The site is available at

NIGMS, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, supports thousands of scientists nationwide whose research helps increase understanding of fundamental life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Visitors to the site will find information about NIGMS programs in genetics and developmental biology; cell biology and biophysics; pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry; bioinformatics and computational biology; and minority biomedical research and training.

In addition, visitors can view online versions of the Institute's award-winning publications, such as The Structures of Life, The Chemistry of Health, Genetic Basics, Genes & Populations and Findings. Free printed copies can also be ordered online.

"The new NIGMS Web site is designed to be easier to use and more visually appealing while continuing to offer a wealth of content," said Dr. Judith H. Greenberg, acting director of NIGMS.

"Researchers can access valuable and timely information about relevant grants and opportunities for collaboration. Teachers and students can learn about the principles and promise of contemporary biology from our publications. And journalists and other members of the public can find out about important new discoveries in biomedical science that our Institute has helped make possible," she said.

The new site is divided into the following five sections:

The site also features improved navigation and search tools. In addition, it is fully accessible by users with assistive technology devices, such as screen readers for the visually impaired.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.