Director's Messages

Director's Messages

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

The Privilege of Leading NINDS

(Thursday, June 11, 2015)
I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  The Institute has a long history of leading, funding, and facilitating great advances in neuroscience over the past 65 years.  I intend to build from these efforts and guide the Insti

Teaming up to Tackle Concussion

(Tuesday, June 2, 2015)
On March 31, 2015, NINDS and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) convened 39 scientists and clinicians as well as representatives from several organizations including the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee, and other NIH

Healthy Brain Aging

(Thursday, April 23, 2015)

The National Pain Strategy is Released for Public Comment

(Monday, April 13, 2015)
Pain is the product of one of the most basic parts of the nervous system. That system is essential in protecting us from injury.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Requests Input on Future Investments with Broad, Cross-Cutting Impact

(Monday, April 13, 2015)
Since it’s inception in 2004, the NIH Blueprint has aimed to accelerate discoveries in neuroscience research across 15 collaborating Institutes and Centers (ICs) that support research on the nervous system.

New Breakthrough in Acute Stroke Therapy

(Friday, February 20, 2015)

NINDS: A Look Back at 2014

(Monday, January 5, 2015)
For NINDS, 2014 was marked by momentous transition, major accomplishments, and exciting opportunities.