February 21, 2020

  • Baker stands at podium in Bethesda Hyatt ballroom.

    HEAL Investigators Meet, Collaborate to Tackle Opioid Crisis

    The federal government has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. The crisis is emerging rapidly, said HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative director Dr. Rebecca Baker, "so our research response has to match both in magnitude and in urgency,”
  • Dr. Pauline Mendola

    How Asthma, Pollution Affect Health of Pregnancy, Newborns

    Dr. Pauline Mendola, senior investigator in NICHD’s Epidemiology Branch, gave the year’s first NIH Director’s Seminar Series lecture, “Asthma and Pregnancy: Adverse Outcomes and Susceptibility to Air Pollution."
  • Goodman Aims to Measure Research Engagement

    Despite the importance of involving patients and other partners in the research process, there’s no way to measure their engagement. Dr. Melody Goodman, an associate professor of biostatistics at New York University, is developing a survey tool she hopes will change that.
  • Two scientists examine device.

    Experts Team Up to Tackle Global Health Challenges

    NIH recently hosted a conference on Health Care Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies. The featured topic was artificial intelligence.
Red splotches representing mitochondrial networks on a black background

On the Cover

3-D rendering of mitochondrial networks within the mouse heart. Mitochondria, known as the powerhouses of the cell, are a promising target for the treatment of heart disease. February is American Heart Month.

Photo: Brian Glancy, NHLBI, NIAMS