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NIMH Extramural Research Programs

NIMH research areas are organized within programs that fall in five separate extramural research divisions. These links take you to the divisions' home pages.

Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)
Supports research programs in basic neuroscience, genetics, basic behavioral science, research training, resource and technology development, and drug discovery.

Division of Translational Research (DTR)
Supports translational research on the etiology, pathophysiology, and trajectory of mental illnesses and develops effective interventions for children and adults.

Division of AIDS Research (DAR)
Supports research on behavioral strategies to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and research on the mental health effects of HIV/AIDS.

Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)
Supports research that evaluates the effectiveness of treatment and preventive mental health interventions and mental health services research.