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International Polar Year
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) - the nation's medical research agency - includes 27 institutes and centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. The primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, NIH investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
NIH supports research on Arctic-related health issues through grants and contracts to non-Federal scientists and through projects carried out by scientists within NIH laboratories and clinics. As the designated focal point for Arctic issues at the NIH, the Fogarty International Center addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships. FIC helps forge bilateral and multilateral ties between and among governments, institutions, and scientists working on circumpolar issues.
For more information on other federal agency projects, visit International Polar Year 2007-2008. For media queries, visit the Press Room from the IPY home page. For photos, visit the U.S. Antarctic Program Photo Library.
Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services