Labs at NIMH
The NIMH Intramural division plans and conducts basic, clinical, and translational research to advance understanding of the diagnosis, causes, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders through the study of brain function and behavior.
Clinics & Labs
NIMH scientists conduct research ranging from studies into mechanisms of normal brain function, conducted at the behavioral, systems, cellular, and molecular levels, to clinical investigations into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness. Major disease entities studied throughout the lifespan include mood disorders and anxiety, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders.
Principal Investigators at NIMH
Dr. Murphy, Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Science, received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University, his M.D. and Sc.M.degrees from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his internship and residency programs at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University. He has received awards for his research, serves on the editorial boards of neuroscience and pharmacology journals and is on the Advisory Boards of Associations and Foundations.
Dr. Murray received her B.S. in Biology from Bucknell University and her Ph.D. in Physiology from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. After postdoctoral work at the NIMH studying the neural substrates of tactual learning and memory, she became a tenured faculty member. Dr. Murray is currently the Chief of the Section on the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology.
Dr. Pike received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in chemistry from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 1972 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the same University in 1975.
Fellowships & Training
Office of Fellowship Training
The NIMH Intramural Fellowship Training Program located in the Office of the Director (OD), is headed by Barry B. Kaplan, Ph.D., Director for Fellowship Training. Dr. Kaplan provides oversight and development of Intramural Research Program's integrated multidisciplinary fellowship training program, and provides administrative support and resources for all training-related activities.
Office of the Scientific Director
The Office of the Scientific Director provides scientific, program, and administrative leadership for the Division of Intramural Research Programs; promotes an environment conducive to productive research; and coordinates activities, establishes priorities, and analyzes and evaluates progress.
Join A Study
The staff of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) welcomes you to our patient recruitment and information web site. We conduct a large number of research studies with patients who have mental health disorders. Our studies are performed at the NIH Clinical Center (CC), a hospital dedicated to the highest quality research. The NIH CC (picture shown on the right) is located in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.