About The NIH Catalyst

The NIH Catalyst showcases the scientific research conducted at the National Institutes of Health and contains feature stories, essays, breaking news on NIH research, profiles, and information about Scientific Interest Groups, as well as articles on new scientific methods, NIH history, the Clinical Center, and more.

The NIH Catalyst comes out six times a year (January–February, March–April, May–June, July–August, September–October, and November–December). You can access the current issue as well as browse the newsletter archive, which dates back to 1994.

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Deputy Director for Intramural Research
Office of the Director


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John I. Gallin
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Chief Scientific Officer, NIH Clinical Center

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Scientist Emeritus


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Director of Communications
Office of Intramural Research

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Editorial Advisory Board

Christina Annunziata, NCI
Daniel Appella, NIDDK
Trevor Archer, NIEHS
Michael Espey, NCI
Audray Harris, NIAID
Susan Leitman, CC
Bernard Moss, NIAID
Hyun Park, NCI
Emily Petrus, NINDS (fellow)
Julie Segre, NHGRI
Andrew Singleton, NIA
Gisela Storz, NICHD
Ronald Summers, CC
Richard Wyatt, OIR
Wei Yang, NIDDK