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.
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.
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.