Director's Messages

Launch of the NINDS Research Program Award

(Saturday, June 4, 2016)
NIH is constantly striving to fund great science by great scientists, while finding opportunities to free up investigators from their administrative burden to pursue their passion in science. NINDS is taking a new step towards achieving this goal in funding the first set of awards through a new p

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a National Pain Strategy

(Friday, March 18, 2016)
Today's release of the National Pain Strategy (pdf, 1.65MB) is exciting and welcome news.

Rare Disease Research at NINDS

(Tuesday, February 23, 2016)

NINDS: A Look Back at 2015

(Friday, February 5, 2016)
For NINDS, 2015 was a year marked by the launch of innovative programs as well as the flourishing of ambitious initiatives.

Statement on CTE Research

(Thursday, January 21, 2016)
NIH supports research on traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major public health problem that affects all age groups and is the leading cause of death in young adults, as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a form of brain degeneration that affects some individuals who suffer progressive,

SfN 2015: Preparing for the annual Neuroscience Bonanza!

(Thursday, October 15, 2015)
On Saturday, more than 30,000 neuroscientists will travel from all over the world to attend the 45th annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago, IL. SfN is always incredibly exciting.

NIH and the Kavli Neuroscience Institutes Announce New BRAIN Awardees

(Thursday, October 1, 2015)
Separate events on Wednesday, October 1 highlighted the awardees of the second round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and additional investments by the Kavli Foundation to support the BRAIN Initiative.

Pain Awareness Month at the National Institutes of Health and Beyond

(Tuesday, September 22, 2015)
September is Pain Awareness Month. Pain conditions affect many millions of people worldwide. Whether intermittently or on a daily basis, pain exacts an enormous toll of human suffering.

New Award Creates Stable Funding for Outstanding Neuroscience Investigators

(Thursday, July 16, 2015)
As NINDS Director, my goal is to optimize the progress of basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research. One issue that slows the pace of discovery is that, rather than directly engaging in research, many principal investigators spend a great deal of their time writing and administerin