National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
One of the unique features of the JHS is the establishment of an NHLBI Field Site at the study location in the Jackson Medical Mall. NHLBI, in cooperation with the partnering institutions, created a Field Site where NHLBI investigators and staff work collaboratively with other JHS investigators. There have been only two other NHLBI Field Sites, one located at the Framingham Heart Study which began in 1948 and the other based at the Honolulu Heart Program which began in 1965. The investigators at these Field Sites are able to focus all of their time on the goals of these studies and have a unique opportunity to contribute to the overall conduct of the study and to assist in making the study as productive as possible.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
The mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NIMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral reseearch, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities. NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. This is achieved through: research and development of new biomedical imaging and bioengineering techniques and devices to fundamentally improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease; enhancing existing imaging and bioengineering modalities; supporting related research in the physical and mathematical sciences; encouraging research and development in multidisciplinary areas; supporting studies to assess the effectiveness and outcomes of new biologics, materials, processes, devices, and procedures; developing technologies for early disease detection and assessment of health status; and developing advanced imaging and engineering techniques for conducting biomedical research at multiple scales.
NIBIB extramural research is organized into three divisions: Discovery Science and Technology, Applied Science and Technology, and Inter-Disciplinary Training.
The Institute supports basic research and research training through investigator-initiated grants, contracts, program project and center grants, and career development and training awards.