Greater family medicine presence at NIH can improve research relevance and reach

Am Fam Physician. 2010 May 15;81(10):1213.


Advisory committees perform pivotal tasks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), informing funding decisions, helping establish research priorities, and contributing to the vision for the nation's biomedical research agenda. Family medicine has not had a substantial role on these committees, but could, helping the NIH make research more patient centered and informing translational efforts to improve population health.

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / organization & administration
  • Biomedical Research* / organization & administration
  • Biomedical Research* / standards
  • Family Practice*
  • Humans
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.) / organization & administration*
  • United States