National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases News

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is primarily responsible for conducting and supporting research to study the causes, treatments, and prevention of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Established in 1955, NIAID plays a crucial role in responding to emerging public health threats such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. The institute supports a broad range of research from basic science investigating the pathogenesis of disease to clinical trials and vaccine development. NIAID also provides funding to a network of research institutions worldwide. Directed by Dr. Anthony Fauci since 1984, NIAID has been instrumental in promoting better health outcomes and advancements in understanding immune system function and management of infectious diseases. The research conducted and supported by NIAID is pivotal in developing strategies to control and prevent diseases that threaten millions of lives globally.