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We cultivate a culture of inclusion where diverse talent is leveraged to advance health discovery.

Take the Pledge

Join EDI in the Take the Pledge campaign. At the core of the employee experience at NIH and across the federal government is that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

Game Changers
Phil Lenowitz

Phil Lenowitz

Former Deputy Director of HR

His firm commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in his belief that our Veterans are a critical piece of our overall diversity strategy, Phil Lenowitz is a Game Changer. He is a recipient of the 2013 Office of the Director Merit Award for pioneering the first-ever NIH Veterans Day Celebration in 2012.


The true value of diversity and inclusion comes from cultivating and harnessing those incredibly creative ideas that help fuel innovation. Debra Chew, Esq., Director

Debra Chew
Change Agents
Alfreda Layne

Alfreda Layne

Customer Outreach Liaison

She has curated a colorful collage of NIH culture and experiences inside and outside of her office workspace. Her collection positive vibes throughout her years. But it’s only a small portion of her years of dedication to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Language Access Program

NIH Language Access

There is a significant and increasing LEP population in the United States who need language assistance services. NIH is renewing its commitment to providing meaningful access to its programs and activities to people with limited English proficiency (LEP). NIH Language Access Plan, establishes policy and strategy for all 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs). The Plan serves as a blueprint to help NIH ICs develop their own specific implementation strategies, based on their respective needs and capacity.

6+ NIH Locations

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, we have Institutes and Centers in Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, & North Carolina.

27 Institutes & Centers

Each IC has a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.

85 Nobel Prizes

144 NIH-supported researchers have been recipients of 85 Nobel Prizes.

18,000+ Employees

Who represent a diversity of experience, traditions, professions, and identities.

2,500 Universities & Research Institutions

80% of the NIH's budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 2,500 universities and research institutions.

1 NIH Director...

...who ROCKS OUT against disease.