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Bridge2AI: Call to the bioengineering community

NIBIB is proud to be one of the co-sponsors of the exciting new NIH Common Fund initiative Bridge2AI which aims to dramatically advance widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for biomedical research. As the director of the engineering institute at NIH, I am pleased to say that our community plays a special role in this initiative.

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Previous Corner Posts

RADx One Year Later – A Sea Change for Diagnostics

A quiet healthcare revolution is taking place, driven by an urgent national need and fueled by cutting-edge technologies. Diagnostics have changed, and more COVID-19 tests are now performed in point of care (POC) and home settings than in central labs. NIBIB is now looking forward with the goal of leveraging this unprecedented transformation.

When to Test website adds new features: Guidance for K-12 and businesses

An innovative online tool funded by NIBIB helps organizations choose a COVID-19 testing strategy that will work best for their specific needs.

Multiple Reflections: looking forward, looking back

2021 is finally here and most of us are thrilled to put last year  in the rear-view mirror. Although the rollercoaster month of January hasn’t been the smoothest of starts, there are many positive signs that a brighter future is just around the corner.

Director's Corner Events and Appearances

When to Test online calculator featured on local news

NIBIB Director Bruce Tromberg spoke with a local Washington, DC reporter about When to Test. The online individual calculator tool helps people determine when they should get tested for COVID-19. Credit:

ARPA-H Listening Session - August 11, 2021

NIBIB participated in a listening session with stakeholders on the proposed Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H).  Learn more about the benefits of this proposal to advances in bioengineering and biomedical imaging. 

NIH hosts Congressional visitors, May 17, 2021

A group of U.S. Senators visited the Bethesda campus of the National Institutes of Health on May 17, 2021, to learn more about NIH’s response to COVID-19. Part of the NIH tour was a demonstration of diagnostic technologies developed by the NIBIB-led RADx Tech and ATP programs. View a photo gallery of the event.