NIH's Harvey J. Alter Wins Nobel Prize

Dr. Harvey J. Alter, Scientist Emeritus at the NIH Clincial Center, won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Dr. Michael Houghton and Dr. Charles M. Rice, for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

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Battling COVID-19

The Intramural Targeted Anti-COVID-19 (ITAC) program funds 40 investigators for research to better understand and treat COVID-19.

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One Program,
Many People,
Infinite Possibilities

A premier environment where creative scientists conduct fundamental biomedical research for the betterment of human health—we are the IRP.

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Research in Action: Virtual Realities, Real Discoveries

Susan Persky uses immersive simulations to understand how genomic information influences people’s health behaviors.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

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