The mission of the Clinical Research Program (CRP) is to enhance clinical and translational research at the NIEHS by:
The CRP helps scientists to translate their basic laboratory findings to clinical investigations for studying the interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors as related to complex traits and disease. The CRP consists of several research groups that focus on a wide variety of environmental conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reproductive disease, neural tube defects, cancer and many others. The ultimate goal of clinical research at the NIEHS is to intervene in environmental human disease by developing better methods for identifying high risk populations and diagnostic tools, and by establishing novel preventative and therapeutic strategies. For more information about clinical studies being conducted at the NIEHS, please visit the Join a Health Study or Clinical Trial (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/clinical/join/index.cfm) Web page.