Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a
national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood;
blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also
had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative. The
Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated
program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational
studies, and demonstration and education projects.
|The mission of the
Office of Dietary Supplements is to strengthen knowledge and
understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information,
stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and
educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the
U.S. population. ods.od.nih.gov
|The Warren G.
Magnuson Clinical Center is the clinical research facility of the
National Institutes of Health. As a national resource, it provides the patient
care, services, and environment needed to initiate and support the highest
quality conduct of and training in clinical research.
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is dedicated to
exploring complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices in the context
of rigorous science; training CAM researchers and disseminating authoritative
|The mission of the
National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
(NINDS) is to reduce the burden of neurological diseases -- a burden
borne by every age group, every segment of society, and people all over the
world. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts research, both
basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the
training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks
better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological
|The goals of the
Office of Rare Diseases are to stimulate and coordinate
research on rare diseases and to support research to respond to the needs of
patients who have any one of the more than 6,000 rare diseases known today. A
rare disease (also called an orphan disease) is a disease or condition
affecting fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States.
for the National Institutes of Health was created by Congress to
broadly support the NIH as it strives to improve health through scientific
discovery. The Foundation fosters and encourages opportunities for
public-private partnerships that complement NIH priorities, raising private
sector funds in support of a variety of NIH initiatives.