National Institutes of Health (NIH)

banner-nihlogo_2The NIH team involved in the GAIA project includes: Steven Hirschfeld, Michael Padula, Mirjana Nesin, Richard Gorman and Margaret Haber.

The National Institutes of Health is collaborating in the GAIA project by contributing expertise in designing, evaluating, and analysing clinical studies in children and pregnant women and expertise in terminology and informatics. The team has direct participation from three institutes, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The co-leads are Margaret Haber (NCI), Steven Hirschfeld (NICHD), and Mirjana Nesin (NIAID) with additional consultation from Michael Padula of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Michael Gravett of the University of Washington.

Contribution to the consortium

In WP 1, the NIH team will consult on concept development. In WP2, which the NIH team leads, the focus is on harmonizing GAIA project concepts with other terminologies, nosologies, ontologies, and code mapping. As the WP 2 leader, the NIH team will be involved in the Steering Committee for overall project guidance as part of WP5.