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 that comprises more than two dozen distinctly focused research and study institutions who report to the Office of the Director of the NIH. The American Inn is also happy to offer discounted rates to visitors to the National Institutes of Health on either corporate or personal business. 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 DC-area hotel offering an intimate inn atmosphere and a host of comforting amenities. Guests of our hotel enjoy complimentary daily Continental Breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet service, 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. For Extended Stay pricing click here.
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 Ransdell Act in 1930. The next large reorganization of America's primary department for human health took place in 2003 when the National Institutes of Health became the National Institutes of Health. At the time of the transformation, 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 www.nih.gov/about/history.htm.
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 Center for Scientific Review, which conducts referrals and initial peer reviews of applications for grants. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (or NCBI) was founded to promote information about molecular biology through research and the creation of tools such as public databases and software to analyze genomics. 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 www.nih.gov/about/NIHoverview.html.
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