Disease Investigation Through Specialized Clinically Oriented Ventures In Environmental Research (DISCOVER) Program
DISCOVER intends to advance our understanding of the role of environmental factors in influencing human disease through an interdisciplinary effort in both basic mechanistic and clinical research. Through an effort in which the findings of mechanistic research and clinical research inform each other, we expect to achieve the long range goal of developing new clinical and public health applications to improve disease prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. This program is the centerpiece of the NIEHS Strategic Plan (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/strategicplan/index.cfm), encompassing aspects of each of the seven goals of the plan within its purview.
The DISCOVER Program is overseen by the Division of Extramural Research and Training’s Integrative Medicine Initiative Committee. Contacts are listed below.
DISCOVER Updates (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/discover/updates.cfm)