Advances in human health cannot occur without a dedicated force of skilled basic and clinical scientists. Recruiting, retaining and empowering scientists from many disciplines to work in team environments is a top NIH priority.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s newly launched Children and Clinical Studiescampaign aims to educate families, caregivers, and the clinical community about the benefits and risks of participating in pediatric clinical studies.
Understanding Targeted Therapies for Cancer is an animated, educational tutorial series developed by the National Cancer Institute for health professionals. The tutorials, available online or in DVD format, provide practitioners with an overview of targeted cancer therapies, the latest FDA-approved targeted therapy drugs, and active clinical trials involving these treatments.
The goal of this initiative is to develop the field of public health informatics by expanding the capacity of the academic world for training public health informaticians who would apply their training to improving public health practice. This program would elevate the field of public health informatics to that of bioinformatics and clinical informatics with a self-sustaining training infrastructure.
The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course began in 1998 to address the lack of formal training available in clinical pharmacology. The course consists of a weekly lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics.
Established in 1997, the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) is one of the Foundation for NIH’s premier public-private partnerships. With long-term support from Pfizer Inc, the program has enabled 280 of the country’s most promising medical and dental students to experience clinical research firsthand in an intensive, year-long, residential training program at the National Institutes of Health.