The people of the NIH work in research settings, in clinics, out in the field, and on nearly every continent. Many are world-renowned experts in their respective disciplines. The workforce of the NIH is similar in nature to that of universities and academic medical centers. Anchored by 1,200 Principle Investigators, tenured or tenure-track scientists directing research programs with distinct scientific agendas, the next generation of scientists is also mentored through various training and fellowships.
Physician-Scientist Workforce (PSW) Report 2014 This website presents the report of the Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group, a working group of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD). The group’s charge was to analyze the current composition and size of the physician-scientist workforce (PSW) and to make recommendations to help sustain and strengthen it. Data is presented on the PSW which includes individuals with an MD, DO, DDS/DMD, DVM/VMD, and nurses with research doctoral degrees who devote the majority of their time to biomedical research.
ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group Data This website presents data analyzed by a working group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) chaired by Dr. Shirley Tilghman (Princeton) and Dr. Sally Rockey (NIH). The working group was charged with examining the biomedical research workforce in the United States.