DPCPSI at a Glance

Who We Are

DPCPSI plans and coordinates trans-NIH initiatives and research supported by the NIH Common Fund, and develops resources to support portfolio analyses. The mission of DPCPSI includes identifying emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, and scientific knowledge gaps that merit further research.

Aerial view of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (Building 10), NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
NIH main campus

DPCPSI Leadership

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of DPCPSI and provides leadership for the diverse offices that make up the Division. His experience in the areas of clinical medicine, academic research and administration serve him well in his current role as Director.

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., DPCPSI Director
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., DPCPSI Director

NIH Common Fund

The NIH Common Fund invests millions of dollars to fund new high-risk research awards to encourage investigators to explore ideas that have the potential to propel biomedical research and speed the translation of research to improve health at a faster pace.

Council of Councils

Established by the 2006 NIH Reform Act, the Council is an advisory group to DPCPSI and NIH leadership that provides feedback on potential new trans-NIH initiatives.

Trans-NIH Collaborations

NIH aims to maximize collaborative initiatives to advance medical research in all disease areas and across the basic, translational, and clinical research continuum.

This page last reviewed on September 12, 2017