National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Law and Legal Definition

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (“Institution”) that conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to allergic and immunologic diseases and disorders and infectious diseases, including tropical diseases. It is established pursuant to 42 USCS § 285f.

The head of the Institution is the Director of the Institute (“Director”), after consultation with the advisory council for the Institute, may make grants to, or enter into contracts with, public or nonprofit private entities for the development and operation of centers to conduct basic and clinical research on chronic fatigue syndrome. The Director of the Institute is also authorized to establish and maintain a program to enhance and promote the translation of new scientific knowledge into clinical practice related to the diagnosis, care and treatment of individuals with sexually transmitted diseases.

The Institution also helps in fostering the application of the most current developments in the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The Institution also supports promising clinicians through awards for research, study, and practice at centers of excellence in sexually transmitted disease research and treatment.