Black History Month 2019
Celebrating the Contributions
of African American Scientists
The Past &
The National Institues of Health (NIH) is proud to recognize February as Black History Month. African-American scientists have historically made contributions towards the advancement of science in various areas including research, medicine, invention, and administration. Join us in celebrating and honoring the accomplishments of these scientists who paved the way and those at the NIH that contribute to the advancement of biomedical research.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Event & Exhibition
at the National Library of Medicine
Champions of Diversity at NIH
African American Profiles
At the National Institutes of Health we dedicate ourselves to humanity's quest for longer, healthier, and happier lives. NIH's diverse workforce includes a wide range of scientists, medical officers, nurses, technicians, program specialists, administrators, communicators, managers, and supervisors. Our workforce brings a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We hope that these profiles will serve as an inspiration to you and to others who are interested to serve society by helping improve human health.
Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.
— Oprah Winfrey