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National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland is the leading agency of health and biomedical research for the United States government. Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health is a far-flung organization that comprises more than two dozen distinctly focused research and study institutions, each reporting to the Office of the Director of the NIH. As the closest hotel to NIH, American Inn is also happy to offer discounted rates to visitors to the National Institutes of Health on corporate and personal business alike. Please contact the hotel directly for more information.

Hotel nearby the Bethesda, MD NIH

Just 1 mile from the Bethesda campus of the National Institutes of Health, the American Inn is a warmly accommodating Washington D.C.-area hotel, offering an intimate inn atmosphere and a host of comforting amenities. It is also the closest hotel to NIH. Guests of our hotel enjoy complimentary daily Continental Breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet service, a state-of-the-art Business Center, courtesy hotel shuttle service, elegant meeting space for small corporate groups and boardrooms, and a luxury outdoor swimming pool open seasonally in the warm months from May-August.

National Health Institute (NIH) History

The National Institutes of Health boasts a long, rich history that dates back to its early beginnings in the late 19th century. First founded in 1887 as the “Laboratory of Hygiene,” the National Institutes of Health was later reorganized into the “National Institutes of Health” to include a larger mission and more departments by the 1930 Ransdell Act. By 2003, the NIH accounted for $26.4 billion of the biomedical research being performed annually in the United States, or about 28%. To learn more about the history of the NIH, visit

National Institutes of Health Centers

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland is home to a series of world-renowned centers of study in the health fields. The National Center for Biotechnology Information, for example, was founded to promote information about molecular biology through research and the creation of tools such as public databases and genomics-analysis software. The NIH is also home to the National Center for Research Resources, the Center for Information Technology, Bioinformatics Resource Centers and the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, which is dedicated to researching vaccines to treat human disease with a focus on AIDS medicines. For more information on the Centers at the NIH, please visit

National Institutes of Health Centers include:

• Center for Scientific Review
• Radiological Physics Center
• National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
• National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
• National Centers for Biomedical Computing
• Bioinformatics Resource Centers
• Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton

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