The Strategic Initiatives section of the Office of the Director

  • Identifies emerging scientific opportunities and scientific knowledge gaps that merit further research.
  • Creates opportunities for researchers through the development of new science initiatives, tools, and public resources to accelerate progress in NIAMS-related research.
  • Facilitates partnerships with other NIH institutes and centers, other government agencies, non-profit and commercial entities.
  • Advises NIAMS Director on key strategic goals.
  • Evaluates NIAMS programs and activities.


Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Program: Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP® AIM)

Accelerating Medicines Partnership® (AMP®) RA/Lupus Program

AMP RA/Lupus Lessons Learned

Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program

Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC)

NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science

Osteoarthritis Initiative


Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium

Restoring Joint Health and Function to Reduce Pain (RE-JOIN) Consortium

NIH Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Task Force

NIH Pediatric Research Consortium (N-PeRC)

Susana A. Serrate-Sztein, M.D.
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives
Kriti Sharma, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Program Manager
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