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Meet the Director: Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), encourages researchers she supports to think outside the box. Dr. Criswell talked with NIH MedlinePlus Magazine about how diverse ideas can help us better understand conditions such as autoimmune diseases (when the immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake) and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in research.

Enfermedades Autoinmunitarias


Descripción general de las enfermedades autoinmunitarias El sistema inmunitario del cuerpo es la red de células y tejidos que trabajan juntos para defenderlo contra los virus, las bacterias y las infecciones. El sistema inmunitario intenta identificar y destruir los invasores que podrían dañarlo. Cuando ocurren enfermedades autoinmunitarias, las células inmunitarias, conocidas como anticuerpos, envían por error señales al cuerpo para que ataque los tejidos sanos.

FY 2024 Congressional Justification


The FY2024 NIAMS Congressional Justification is the annual presentation to Congress that justifies the entire NIAMS budget request and reflects the continuing mission 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.