NIH INSTITUTES, CENTERS, AND OFFICES

Umbrella Institution
Institutes (alphabetical)
Centers (alphabetical)

 

UMBRELLA INSTITUTION

National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1948

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INSTITUTES (ALPHABETICAL)

National Cancer Institute (NCI), 1937

National Eye Institute (NEI), 1968

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 1976

  • National Heart and Lung Institute, 1969
  • National Heart Institute, 1948

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), 1997

  • National Center for Human Genome Research, 1989

National Institute on Aging (NIA), 1974

National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), 1992

  • Became a part of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA), 1974
  • Created as an independent Federal agency, 1970

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), 1955

  • National Microbiological Institute (included Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Diseases, and Biologics Standards from National Institute of Health), 1948
  • Hygienic Laboratory, 1887

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), 1986

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), 2000

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2008

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 1962

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 1988

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 1998

  • National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), 1948

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 1988

  • Split off from National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [the split also created the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
  • National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1981
  • National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, 1972
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, 1950
  • Experimental Biology and Medicine Institute (included Divisions of Pharmacology and Chemistry of the National Institute of Health), 1948

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 1992

  • Created as a part of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA), which was established that year, 1973

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 1969

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 1962

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1946,1973,1992

  • NIMH research components rejoined NIH; NIMH services branches joined new agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); ADAMHA abolished, 1992
  • Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) formed; NIMH became part of ADAMHA, 1974
  • HSMHA abolished; NIMH came back to NIH briefly, 1973
  • NIMH left NIH and became separate bureau within PHS; joined Health Services and Mental Health Administration (HSMHA) when it was formed, 1967
  • National Institute of Mental Health, authorized 1946, established (funded) 1949

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), 1988

  • Split off from National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke [the split also created the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)].
  • National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, 1975
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, October 1968
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases, August 1968
  • National Eye Institute, 1968
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, 1950

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), 1993

  • National Center for Nursing research, 1986

National Library of Medicine (NLM), 1968

  • Joined NIH, 1968
  • Armed Forces Medical Library renamed National Library of Medicine, 1956

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CENTERS (ALPHABETICAL)

Center for Information Technology (CIT), 1998

  • Division of Computer Research and Technology, 1964

Center for Scientific Review (CSR), 1997

  • Division of Research Grants (Research Grants Office established to manage extramural grants), 1946

John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC), 1968

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), 2011

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), 1962, 2011 (dissolved December 23)

  • Division of Research Facilities and Resources (DRFR), officially established on June 15, 1962
  • National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), 1990

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), 1998

  • Office of Alternative Medicine, 1992

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2000

  • Office of Research on Minority Health (ORMH), 1993

Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC), 1953

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First published: 2 February 2005
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