Press Releases

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) today bestowed its annual Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists to Michael Wilson, M.D., of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

North Bethesda, MD, September 15, 2020 – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announce the Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Program in Schizophrenia (AMP SCZ), the first neuropsychiatric project of the landmark Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) program managed by the FNIH.

New Program Will Advance Best Practices for Innovative Approach to Combat Malaria

July 23, 2020 – Bethesda, MD – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) today announced the launch of the GeneConvene Global Collaborative, an initiative to advance the safe and responsible exploration of genetic biocontrol technologies, a set of investigational public health tools with the potential to save lives, particularly those afflicted with mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria.

North Bethesda, MD, June 18, 2020 – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has named Aviv Regev, Ph.D., winner of the 2020 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for laying the groundwork for the field of single-cell genomics and spearheading leading-edge technologies that enable a sharper perspective on human cells and applying them to revolutionize understanding of biology and disease.

New initiative encourages innovative research on devastating neurological disease

Bethesda, MD, June 17, 2020 – The National Institutes of Health plans to invest $25 million over 5 years in a new program to spur innovative research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease that weakens and eventually paralyzes voluntary muscles. Accelerating Leading-edge Science in ALS (ALS²) aims to answer critical questions about this disease.

North Bethesda, MD, June 11, 2020 – The Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) on May 21, 2020, elected as its newest member Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.    

Health agencies, leading pharmaceutical companies to join forces to accelerate pandemic response

North Bethesda, MD, April 8, 2020 –The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has established a Pandemic Response Fund to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH), led by Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and NIH’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., in their efforts to rapidly end the threat from COVID-19.

Bethesda, MD, November 22, 2019 - The Accelerating Medicines Partnership Program (AMP) for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has launched a data portal to provide de-identified information collected from 4,298 PD patients and healthy controls to researchers working to develop effective therapies for the disease. The portal enables researchers to study complex data sets and perform genome-wide analyses at a scale previously impossible.

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Friends of Patients at the NIH (Friends) are launching a new collaboration called “Partnership for Patients” to leverage one another’s competence and infrastructure to ensure that patients in need at the NIH Clinical Center receive support to participate in groundbreaking and potentially life-saving treatments.

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