National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke

The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. 

To support this mission, NINDS:

  • Supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics.
  • Funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force.
  • Promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.

The MedStar Georgetown – NIH Neurology Residency Program (MGNNR) will allow residents to spend elective time at NINDS and perform research at any point throughout their residency. This new collaboration is now in effect and residents are currently at NIH. Next year, the MGNNR will be adapting the residency program to have 6 clinician-scholars and 1 clinician-scientist resident who will be heavily focused on research through the NIH.