Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


Director's Corner

Welcome to the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.

Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.
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NIBIB is now in its second decade of incredible progress in developing novel biomedical technologies to help diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. We are driven by a mission centered on the convergence of engineering and the physical and life sciences, with a vision of improved global health.

Extraordinary scientific advances are giving us new tools to tackle challenging health problems. Sophisticated imaging techniques allow us to peer into the human body with pinpoint accuracy and even eliminate or repair unhealthy tissue. Recent developments in bioengineering promise to enhance the body’s natural ability to recover from injury and disease, aided by a new generation of biotherapeutics.

NIBIB’s mission is not limited to a single disease, group of illnesses, or population; rather it spans the entire spectrum. We work with doctors from every field of medicine and bring together teams of scientists and engineers from many different backgrounds to develop innovative approaches to health care.

I invite you to explore our web site to learn how the NIBIB is synthesizing the best ideas from the diverse fields of science and engineering to improve human health. For health care professionals, educators, and the general public, we offer information about our programs and links to additional sources of information. Investigators will find detailed information about our research areas and funding opportunities.

We hope you find our web site informative. We update this site regularly and invite you to return. Please contact us at if you are unable to find answers to your questions. Join our Listserv if you would like to receive news and web site updates via e-mail, watch our videos on YouTube, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Thank you for your interest in NIBIB.


Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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