Organization

The Office of AIDS Research is a Program Office in the National Institutes of Health Office of the Director. The National Institutes of Health is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

A diagram that shows the relationship between the NIH Office of AIDS Research and the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices that support HIV/AIDS research. The Office of AIDS Research logo appears in the center of the diagram and is connected by lines to 28 multicolored small circles that surround the Office of AIDS Research logo. Each circle represents a different Institute, Center, or Office and contains the abbreviation for the Institute, Center, or Office.
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OAR: Coordinator of the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Program

The Office of AIDS Research (OAR) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD). OAR is one of thirteen offices in the OD’s Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). OAR oversees the NIH global fight against HIV and AIDS: coordinating and managing all NIH HIV/AIDS research conducted by the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs), including the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy components. To learn more, see the diagram OAR: Coordinator of the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Program, and visit About OAR.

A diagram that shows the organizational structure of the NIH within the U.S. government. The bottom of the chart displays the 27 different Institutes and Centers of the NIH in boxes. The Institute and Centers’ names are abbreviated. A vertical line above the Institutes and Centers leads up to a box for the Office of the NIH Director, which includes the Office of AIDS Research. Another vertical line extends up from this box to show that the NIH Office of the Director reports up to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Another vertical line leads up from HHS to the Executive Office of the President. Each tier is a different color, and each component is contained in a rectangular box.
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NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

The OD is the central office at NIH and is responsible for setting policy, and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. NIH has 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs). The OD has 13 program offices, in its Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), which includes the Office of AIDS Research. The NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices are collectively referred to as ICOs. To learn more, see the diagram NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR).

A diagram that shows that the Office of AIDS Research is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Each of the components are in a box. A vertical line from the Office of AIDS Research leads up to the NIH. A vertical line from NIH leads up to the HHS Chief of Staff, Deputy Secretary, and Secretary. The names of each HHS agency are included in this chart. All the rectangles are blue except for the one that contains the Office of AIDS Research, which is white. Red lettering and a red outline are used to show that the Office of AIDS Research is a component of NIH.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agencies (HHS)

HHS has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. The divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and conduct life-saving research for the nation, to protect and serve all Americans. The National Institutes of Health is one of the HHS agencies. Some of the other HHS agencies are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Indian Health Service, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. To learn more, see the diagram U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agencies and visit HHS Family of Agencies.

Charts #1 and #2 below include abbreviations for Institutes, Offices, and Centers (ICOs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To see the full names of the ICOs on these charts, view this List of ICOs at NIH.

*The OAR: Coordinator of the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Program and NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) charts include abbreviations for the Institutes, Centers, and Offices at NIH. To see their full names, view this List of ICOs at NIH.

This page last reviewed on April 21, 2021