Press Releases

February 16, 2016

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has selected Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., as the 2016 winner of the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for uncovering the functions of long, noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in epigenetic regulation.

October 21, 2015

Today, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced the results from a three-year research study that prioritizes and advances the best biological markers (biomarkers) to measure and predict structural changes and treatment responses in osteoarthritis (OA)—one of the most prevalent and disabling diseases in the world.

August 10, 2015

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), today announced that the CNS will contribute $200,000 in funding to an ongoing NINDS national career development program to support an additional early career neurosurgeon, competitively selected as the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke—Congress of Neurological Surgeons Getch Scholar (NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar).

July 13, 2015

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced today a public-private collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), among others.

June 25, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has unanimously elected Russell W. Steenberg as a Director of the Foundation. His three-year term began immediately after the May 21 Board meeting.

June 25, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has unanimously elected Judy Lansing Kovler, Ph.D., as a Director of the Foundation. Her three-year term began immediately after the May 21 Board meeting.

May 4, 2015

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is pleased to announce a workshop and progress update on the Osteoarthritis Biomarkers Consortium Project, which will be held immediately before the opening plenary session of the World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Seattle on April 30.

March 20, 2015

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to support a worldwide Coding for Cancer™ competition focused on improving the accuracy of lung cancer screenings.

February 26, 2015

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will award more than $3 and a half million to further the study of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) as part of an unprecedented collaboration to develop new ways to diagnose and treat several pressing diseases.

February 6, 2015

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has selected Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., as the 2015 winner of the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for the development of optogenetics and CLARITY as tools to study the functions of cells, especially neurons. Dr. Deisseroth is being recognized for leading the development of optogenetics, a technology for controlling cells with light to determine function, as well as for CLARITY, a method for transforming intact organs into transparent polymer gels to allow visualization of biological structures with high resolution and detail. The Lurie Prize will be presented to Dr. Deisseroth on May 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C.