Community Outreach

Updated February 15, 2017

NIAMS Coalition

Community Outreach Initiative

NIAMS Health Fairs and Exhibit Schedule

NIAMS Intramural Research Summer Student Program

NIAMS “Adopt-a-School” Partnerships

Created in 1992 by Dr. Lawrence Shulman, first director of the NIAMS, the purpose of this program was to encourage young students to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. This program provides a unique opportunity for NIAMS and the adopted school to enter into a cooperative relationship to assist students, teachers and school administrators in developing a better appreciation of science and science-related careers. Current schools include Wilson High School (Washington, DC), Wheaton High School (Wheaton, MD), Largo High School (Upper Marlboro, MD) and Suitland High School (Forestville, MD). In an effort to expand our program, we have included the following schools: Anacostia High School (Washington, DC), Benjamin Banneker High School (Washington, DC) and Oyster-Adams Bilingual School (Washington, DC). For more information, or to suggest additional outreach activities, please contact Robert Walker at (301) 402-2533 or