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Heat Emergencies

Take precautions in hot weather to prevent heat illness.

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Brain Mapping

The roles of specialized brain regions in health and disease.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

New guidelines for diagnosing prenatal alcohol exposure.

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Zika Vaccine

NIH begins testing investigational Zika vaccine in humans.

NIH at a Glance

Who We Are

Who We Are

NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

The NIH Director

The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

Funding for Research

Funding for Research

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs.

Labs at NIH

Labs at NIH

Scientists conduct research on NIH campuses across the U.S., as part of our Intramural Research Program.

Training at NIH

Training at NIH

NIH provides training opportunities internally, as well as at universities and other institutions across the U.S.

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Jobs at NIH

The central recruitment point of access to all NIH jobs and training opportunities