| NIH Director Provides One-Year Update on Strategy to Accelerate Medical Research
NIH Roadmap One Year of Progress
||National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Elias A. Zerhouni,
M.D., and members of NIH Senior Staff will brief the press
and representatives of scientific and health organizations
about new NIH Roadmap for Medical Research projects and fiscal
year 2005 initiatives. Following the briefing, Dr. Zerhouni
and others will take questions from the audience.
One year after launching the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research,
the NIH has made significant progress toward accelerating
the pace of discovery, encouraging many more new applications,
and drawing researchers into the field.
Among the new research projects are:
- Innovative programs to train clinical researchers
- NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards
- A nationwide interconnected network of bio-computing centers
- Research tools and technologies available to all researchers
Numerous NIH Roadmap initiatives are currently being developed
and will be discussed at the briefing.
||Thursday, October 14, 2004, 10:00 a.m.
||National Institutes of Health
NIH Clinical Center, Building 10
Members of the press and public may view the live Webcast
Webcast viewers may submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. EST.
||Please register on-line at http://www.capconcorp.com/roadmap2004/.
The NIH Roadmap for Medical Research is a series of far-reaching
initiatives designed to transform the Nation's medical research
capabilities and speed the movement of scientific discoveries from
the bench to the bedside. Additional information about the NIH Roadmap
can be found at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research.
NIH is comprised of 27 institutes and centers and investigates the
causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information on the NIH, please visit the NIH Web site at