The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
- Location: National Institutes of Health (NIH), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
- Primary Emphasis: NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook.
- Link to website: http://www.nih.gov/