Director's Corner


Transform through engineering the understanding of disease and its prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment

The Corner Post

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.

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Previous Corner Posts

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.

Robust engineering response powers rapid progress toward thwarting pandemic

Several months ago in this space I wrote that bioengineered technologies for COVID-19 testing must ultimately be deployed to help reduce the spread of the virus and return us safely to full function as a society. Since then, through a massive response by the bioengineering community in support of the RADx initiative, we have awarded contracts worth $ 513.1 million to 25 small and large biomedical diagnostic companies for scale-up and manufacturing.

Social engineering and bioengineering together can thwart the COVID-19 pandemic

NIBIB's goal is to accelerate research, translation, and commercialization of technologies that will make a difference in the battle against COVID-19.

Director's Corner Events and Appearances

Guest appearance on NIH Director vlog

Bruce Tromberg appears in Episode 12 of the Francis Collins Home Edition video blog, providing an update on Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics—or RADx—NIH’s efforts to develop and deploy new methods of diagnostic testing for COVID-19. (June 20, 2020)

GovCast Interview

Listen to Bruce Tromberg's interview with Amy Kubler, host of Govcast, about the convergence of engineering and the physical and life sciences. (Feb. 12, 2020)