The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
What is NIAMS?
Almost every household in America is affected by diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. The NIAMS works to understand and treat such diseases and conditions. We support research through our extramural and intramural programs.
At A Glance
NIAMS LeadershipNIAMS Leadership oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research.
NIAMS OrganizationOrganizational structure of the three major NIAMS divisions.
Strategic PlanRead the NIAMS Strategic Plan for FY 2020-2024, describing potential research areas of interest over the next 5 years.
Advisory CouncilThe Council meets to advise NIAMS about its research portfolio and broader issues of science policy and provides peer review of grant applications.
NIAMS Data ScienceA data repository with links to data published by NIAMS-funded research.
NIAMS Multimedia LibraryA repository of images meant for use by the science and health community, educators, and others that produce health and science information.
NIAMS Budget Information
Working Groups and Committees
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Toll free: 877-22-NIAMS
For telecommunications support, dial 711