Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

The Foundation for NIH is an independent, not-for-profit organization that facilitates groundbreaking medical research at the NIH and worldwide.

The FNIH was established by Congress as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The FNIH began its work in 1996 to facilitate groundbreaking research at the NIH and worldwide. As an independent organization, it raises private funds and creates public private partnerships to support the mission of the NIH—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The Foundation for NIH is an independent, not-for-profit organization that facilitates groundbreaking medical research at the NIH and worldwide.

Mission: The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health creates and leads alliances and public-private partnerships that advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries and improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Mother's Day is coming up and Amazon is a great place to shop for mom! Want to know a simple way you can help advance research to improve the quality of people's lives? Select the FNIH as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a portion of all your purchases to the FNIH, all at no extra cost to you!l Learn more:

FNIH's Dr. Stephanie Cush attended #OARSI 2019 World Congress where Dr. David Hunter and Dr. Virginia Kraus, Principal Investigators of the FNIH PROGRESS #OA project, were presented with awards.

Dr. Hunter received the Clinical Science Award and Dr. Kraus received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to them both!

FNIH’s Dr. Rosa Canet-Aviles and Mike Biarnes kicked off the first FNIH Biomarkers Consortium #Neuroscience Symposium today! #BCNSC19

Watch via webcast!

[04/25/19]   Quiz time! Which of the previous #LuriePrize recipients solved a century old mystery about #DNA? #DNADay2019

We are excited to receive another 4-star rating from this year! This rating means we've demonstrated strong financial health and
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Fridays At The FNIH: Rachael Lee

Meet Rachael Lee, Senior Accountant/Finance Payroll-Benefits Manager. Hear about why Rachael got into accounting and what she values most about working at the FNIH!

Each month we celebrate staff birthdays by sharing some Georgetown Cupcake. This month we celebrated all of the April birthdays and had a special guest join in, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, who also has a birthday in April!

ClinEpiDB data resource releases childhood malnutrition and intestinal disease study

Data from the MAL-ED study has been released by This study was a research collaboration between the FNIH, Fogarty International Center and a network of international investigators that was created to better understand the relationships among intestinal infections, nutrition and environmental exposures on child development. Learn more:

A major epidemiology database, ClinEpiDB, has released data, methodology, and documentation from a major study of intestinal infection and malnutrition in children, known as MAL-ED.

#NationalSiblingsDay was created to honor our brothers and our sisters. You can honor your siblings with a gift that will continue to give for generations, by supporting life-saving biomedical research.

FNIH Award Ceremony | FNIH

Last week we announced that Dr. Yasmine Belkaid was selected as the 2019 Lurie Prize recipient. Dr. Belkaid will be presented with this prize on May 22 at the #FNIHAwardCeremony in Washington, D.C. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Reserve your seat! The FNIH hosts its annual Award Ceremony at a signature location in Washington, D.C., each May. The event feature the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, a $100,000 award that recognizes outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The prize is made possible by a ge...

The winner of the 2019 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences is...

Announcing the winner of the 2019 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences! Congratulations to Dr. Yasmine Belkaid! Learn more: #LuriePrize

Tune in tomorrow morning to find out who the recipient of the 2019 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences is! #LuriePrize

Last chance to get your nominations in for the 2019 FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists before the deadline at 1:00 PM EDT today!

According to the CDC, about 3.4 million people in the United States live with epilepsy. Join us as we raise awareness for epilepsy! #EpilepsyAwarenessDay #PurpleDay

#DYK: According to National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), #diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans. Learn about our programs focused on diabetes: #DiabetesAlertDay

Yesterday was #WorldTBDay. Last week, we launched a project with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the University of Pittsburgh and the Gates Foundation to examine new methods of #tuberculosis vaccination. Learn more: #EndTB

"Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others." - Booker T. Washington.
How can the biomedical research community help you, your family and loved ones?

The FNIH has launched a new project to improve vaccination against Tuberculosis. Learn more:

#MondayMotivation: "It's about where we are and where we're going." What is your motivation for this week?

Thank you to all of the sponsors of the 3rd Alzheimer's Dementia-Related Diseases Summit and for everyone who participated on site and via videocast! Alzheimer's Association GHR Foundation Biogen

The 3rd Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Summit is taking place today and tomorrow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! You can watch Day 1 of the Summit live via videocast here:

[03/14/19]   Happy #PiDay! Do you prefer sweet or savory pies?

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." - Jane Goodall. How can you make a difference today? #WednesdayWisdom #WomensHistoryMonth

New York Academy of Science Expert Talk with Dr. James Chen

In partnership with The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), 2018 #LuriePrize winner Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen gave an Expert Talk to students in the NYAS Global #STEM Alliance program. Watch his presentation:

The New York Academy of Sciences partnered with the FNIH to host an Expert Talk with the 2018 Lurie Prize recipient, Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen. During this ta...

International Women's Day 2019

On #InternationalWomensDay, the FNIH celebrates #womeninSTEM as well as all of the women who inspire us every day. #FridaysAtTheFNIH

[03/08/19]   March is #WomensHistoryMonth! Who is your favorite woman in history?

March is National #NutritionMonth! Share your favorite go-to healthy meal!

March is #WomensHistoryMonth! We start out this month by highlighting Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to have earned a doctorate at MIT. She is also the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Today is #WorldComplimentDay! We shared appreciation for our colleagues around the office today. Who do you appreciate?

Which #raredisease would you like to see get more support in the biomedical research community? #ShowYourRare

Massive NIH–industry project opens portals to target validation

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) was featured in this Nature Reviews Drug Discovery article. Read it here: Five years in, the US$360 million Accelerating Medicines Partnership is yielding tools to speed up drug discovery for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease.

Do you know someone who is looking for an internship? We are seeking a Communications intern for spring 2019! Visit our website to learn more:

We hope everyone had a great #PresidentsDay weekend! Share one of your favorite quotes from a U.S. president.

We want to know which caregivers you think deserve a special shout out for the wide range of important services they provide. Comment below! #NationalCaregiversDay

Honor your Valentine this #ValentinesDay! Shop at and AmazonSmile donates to the FNIH!

FNIH Biomarkers Consortium Beta Cell Project: A New Tool for Diabetes Research

"Ultimately this is about the patient and what we can do to understand this disease better and develop better drugs for these patients."
Watch this video about the FNIH Biomarkers Consortium Beta Cell Project and visit our website to learn more: Pfizer National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The nominations for the FNIH 2019 Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists have opened! Learn more about this prize that recognizes the outstanding contributions of early career clinician-scientists whose work has the potential to or has led to innovations in patient care:

Fridays At The FNIH: Kenneth Chang, J.D., Grants and Contracts Counsel

Meet Kenneth Chang, J.D., Grants and Contracts Counsel at the FNIH. Hear why he started working at the FNIH and visit our website to learn more:

Valentine's Day is only a week away! Honor the one you #love with a gift that can help advance the future of human health.

How to Develop and Qualify Biomarkers Biomarker Consortium Perspective

In Case You Missed It: Watch this ASCPT #CTSjournal webinar in which FNIH's Joseph Menetski, Ph.D., speaks about the Biomarkers Consortium's perspective on how to develop and qualify #biomarkers:

February 2019 Speaker: Joseph P. Menetski, PhD Moderator: John A. Wagner, MD, PhD Description: The work involved in generating a biomarker that can be used c...

Each one of us has a story to share. Read the Trahan family's story here: #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill

Help us raise awareness about heart disease. Share your #WearRedDay selfies with us! #HeartMonth

The FNIH Biomarkers Consortium embraces the BEST

This Nature Drug Discovery article highlights the FNIH Biomarkers Consortium's accomplishments so far. Read here: The Biomarkers Consortium aims to facilitate drug development with biomarkers across a range of diseases. Here, we briefly highlight its accomplishments so far and its recent expansion in scope to include related tools along the lines of the Biomarkers, EndpointS and other Tools (BEST) resource, suc...

The Lung-MAP precision medicine trial is undergoing a major expansion to include more patients. Read the press release to learn more: National Cancer Institute Friends of Cancer Research

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Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Alzheimer's Disease
Fridays At The FNIH: Rachael Lee
The winner of the 2019 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences is...
International Women's Day 2019
FNIH Biomarkers Consortium Beta Cell Project: A New Tool for Diabetes Research
Fridays At The FNIH: Kenneth Chang, J.D., Grants and Contracts Counsel
Fridays At The FNIH: Tiffany Francis, Project Manager
Giving Tuesday - Who's Your Hero?
Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Rheumatoid Arthritis/Lupus
Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Rheumatoid Arthritis/Lupus Patient Perspective Video
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