This study examines the link between grants and publications for grants provided through the National Institutes of Health, the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. It describes the characteristics of the investigators and institutions that receive the grants, the number and timing of the publications arising from those awards, and the association between the grant characteristics and publications.
The National Institutes of Health, for example, already has cut its current grants to 90 percent funding. And the agency may award fewer new grants this year.
It is difficult to obtain NIH funding, thus it is quite an honor to be awarded a research grant. Some universitites require researchers to attain an NIH grant before they are elligible for tenure, which can be hard on faculty -- especially those in biomedical research -- because so few grants are funded.
The creation of a National Institute of Health in the Public Service under the administration and control of the surgeon-general, for the special purpose of pure scientific research to ascertain the cause, prevention and cure of disease affecting human beings. It does not create any new bureaus or new commissions, but utilizes existing government machinery and provides for much enlargement of the hygienic laboratory, which is merged in and made an essential part of the National Institute.
The United States Public Health Service announces the continuation of the National Institute of Health Research Fellowships which were created in 1945. An increased number of these fellowships will be available during 1946 and 1947.
The National Institute of Health Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have had postgraduate work in institutions of recognized standing in the various fields of science allied to public health, as biology, chemistry, physics, entomology, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.
Improving health is the ultimate mission of the NIH as well as any of the other government health-related websites. What makes the NIH different from other government websites is its ability to connect more deeply with the science of health. The NIH itself is quite large. It consists of 27 institutes and centers. Each has its own research agenda, and they are often distinguished by a specific disease or body system.
The NIH is a large organization that is broken into sub-institutes including the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. There are a large range of medical topics covered by the Institutes, which makes the NIH a huge organizaiton with a lot of research and connections.
Some months ago attention was called to S. 1171--the Ransdell bill--an act to establish and operate a National Institute of Health, to create a system of fellowships in this Institute, and to authorize the Government to accept donations for use in ascertaining the cause, prevention, and cure of disease affecting human beings.
The National Institutes of Health will hold its annual Small Business Innovation and Technology Transfer conference in Sioux Falls this fall.
Nearly 500 attendees are expected for the national event, which focuses on funding opportunities for small businesses trying to market commercial health-related technologies.
Although the NIH is one of the nation's leading medical research agencies, the Institute provides funding to small businesses as well as big ones. The review process for grants from the NIH is set up so the reviewers rotate. Because of this rotation and the other procedures followed during review, the NIH fairly provides fuding to companies that deserve it, big and small.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., as Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Dr. Lorsch is expected to join the NIH this summer.
“With his reputation of being a broad-minded and visionary thinker with strong management skills, I am confident that Jon will lead NIH’s basic science flagship to keep the U.S. at the forefront of biomedical research,” said Collins.
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.