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Dr. Helene M. Langevin is the Director of NCCIH.
January 09, 2024

Meet the Director: Helene M. Langevin, M.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Helene M. Langevin, M.D., was destined for a career in medicine. Not only did she grow up around doctors,...

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Dr. Marishka K. Brown is the Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
December 19, 2023

Ask an Expert: Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Sleep is second nature. But for biomedical research, sleep is a relatively new field of study. Marishka K. Brown, Ph...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep

Dr. Debara L. Tucci is the Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
August 24, 2023

Meet the Director: Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., is excited by opportunities to encourage and support research that...

Meet the Director, Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., FAAN, is the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.
August 17, 2023

Meet the Director: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., FAAN, National Institute of Nursing Research

Nursing is the largest health care workforce in the United States. As Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research ...

Meet the Director, Health Disparities

Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of NIMHD.
June 22, 2023

Meet the Director: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., served in the medical and research communities for decades before becoming the second Director of...

Meet the Director, Health Disparities
George F. Koob, Ph.D., is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
June 13, 2023

Meet the Director: George F. Koob, Ph.D., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Even after decades of research in the field, George F. Koob, Ph.D., is still learning new things about alcohol,...

Meet the Director, Alcohol Use Disorder

Dr. Shuai Xie applies her engineering background to study pesticide exposure among farmers and their families.
May 04, 2023

Dr. Shuai Xie is building a bridge between engineering and public health

As a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Shuai Xie, Ph.D., M...

Environmental Health
Dr. Lindsey A. Criswell, Director of NIAMS
March 07, 2023

Meet the Director: Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Despite major progress, much is still unknown about the nature of disease. Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H.,...

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NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers is a prominent researcher in the treatment of sickle cell disease.
February 07, 2023

Meet the Director: Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

How does an expert on blood diseases become the head of a “diabetes institute”? That’s a question Griffin P. Rodgers,...

Meet the Director, Diabetes
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, former Director of NIAID.
January 31, 2023

Meet Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), served the American...

Meet the Director, HIV, Infectious Diseases

In his role as NIA Director, Dr. Richard J. Hodes oversees research on all aspects of aging―biological, clinical, behavioral, and social.
November 09, 2022

Meet the Director: Richard J. Hodes, M.D., National Institute on Aging

Richard J. Hodes, M.D., an influential scientist in the field of immunology, has dedicated his career to the science...

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NIBIB Director Bruce J. Tromberg demonstrates a COVID-19 antigen test to a group of U.S. Senators on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The test was developed with support from NIH RADx Tech/ATP.
October 26, 2022

Meet the Director: Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., has been the Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) since...

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NEI Director Dr. Michael Chiang and Dr. M. Teresa Magone, chief of the NEI Consult Clinic.
September 23, 2022

Meet the Director: Dr. Michael Chiang, National Eye Institute

National Eye Institute (NEI) Director Michael F. Chiang, M.D., started his position during a strange time: In November 2020, protests...

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Fascinated by the brain from a young age, Dr. Nora Volkow is passionate about using science to understand and address the biological and social causes and consequences of addiction.
August 08, 2022

Meet the director: Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Nora Volkow, M.D., has been the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) since May 2003. NIDA supports...

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Teaching parents how to recognize and respond to their baby’s cues can help promote healthy growth.
August 05, 2022

Preventing childhood obesity: Program for first-time parents promotes healthy growth in firstborn babies and their siblings

An NIH-funded study called Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT), has been shown to support healthy weight...

Child Development, Nutrition
Dr. Jon Lorsch has been the head of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences since 2013.
July 25, 2022

Meet Dr. Jon Lorsch: Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, has been the director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) since August 2013. In...

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Scientists found gene mutations in tumors from children with RMS, which may lead to new therapies for the disease.
January 04, 2022

New treatments possible for a rare childhood cancer

Thanks to new research, children with the rare childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, may be able to receive more targeted...

Cancer in Children
Some types of childhood cancer are much more treatable today, while others are still a challenge for researchers.
November 18, 2021

The youngest patients, the toughest battles

The survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer has risen from just 10% in the 1950s to nearly 85% today. That's...

Cancer in Children

Gestational diabetes can have a lasting impact on a woman's health and the health of her offspring.
November 16, 2021

NIH research may help predict gestational diabetes earlier in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a disease that develops during pregnancy and affects how the body turns food into energy. In the...

Pregnancy
Pregnant people may respond to vaccines differently at different points in pregnancy.
November 04, 2021

Updates on COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people

Andrea Edlow, M.D., is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. When COVID-19 hit, her lab began researching...

COVID-19