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Our Vision and Mission

Our vision

As America's research hospital, we will lead the global effort in training today's investigators and discovering tomorrow's cures.

Our mission

To provide a versatile clinical research environment enabling the NIH mission to improve human health by:

  • investigating the pathogenesis of disease;
  • conducting first-in-human clinical trials with an emphasis on rare diseases and diseases of high public health impact;
  • developing state-of-the-art diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic interventions;
  • training the current and next generations of clinical researchers; and,
  • ensuring that clinical research is ethical, efficient, and of high scientific quality.

Page last updated: February 8, 2011

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