You can help researchers improve public health by volunteering for NIAID clinical studies related to biodefense.
Improving our nation’s defenses against bioterrorism is a key part of the U.S. government’s homeland security effort. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports activities to improve local and state public health systems, expand existing biosurveillance efforts, and fund research on medical countermeasures against potential bioterror agents.
Within HHS, biodefense medical research and early product development is funded by NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID is committed to accelerating development of medical tools to detect and counter the effects of a bioterrorist attack, including:
See NIAID’s Role in Biodefense to learn more about the Institute's research goals and priorities.
Last Updated February 22, 2010