Press Releases

October 21, 2010

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Institutes of Health’s Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) — the largest public-private partnership in Alzheimer’s disease research — has been renewed for an additional five years.

September 24, 2010

Popular morning talk show LIVE! with Regis and Kelly hosted the 2010 edition of the show’s High Heel-a-Thon, Wednesday morning in New York’s Central Park.  Proceeds from the 150-yard dash for charity will benefit the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) in support of The Heart Truth®™, a national awareness campaign for women’s heart health education and research.

September 23, 2010

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and Eli Lilly and Company today announced the launch of the U.S.—Russia Forum in Health Sciences to encourage collaboration on shared priorities in health related research. The joint venture was unveiled during a visit to the NIH by Russia’s deputy health minister, Dr. Veronika Skvortsova.

September 2, 2010

Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, will deliver a keynote address at the 2010 mHealth Summit on Tuesday, November 9, summit organizers announced today. Chopra is Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

August 2, 2010
Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will provide a keynote address on the opportunity of mobile technologies to improve health outcomes in the developing world at the 2010 mHealth Summit, the summit organizers announced today.
July 15, 2010

The Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), after an extensive search, has named Dr. Scott Campbell as its new executive director and chief executive officer.

July 6, 2010

Industry leaders Abbott, Microsoft Research, Pfizer, Qualcomm, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Skype and Verizon Wireless have joined the 2010 mHealth Summit as sponsors, the conference organizers announced today.

June 1, 2010

The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) today announced the winners of its OMOP Cup methods competition, which featured two separate challenges designed to help predict associations between therapeutic drugs and medical outcomes (or adverse events). It encouraged participation from researchers of many fields and entities—both public and private.

May 25, 2010

A new public-private partnership between AstraZeneca and NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will focus on supporting the work of the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN). DILIN is a group working to bring together essential scientific and financial resources to better understand drug-induced liver injury as well as effective screening, diagnostic and treatment options.

March 17, 2010

The Biomarkers Consortium, a unique public-private partnership that includes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and major pharmaceutical companies, led by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), today announced the launch of a highly anticipated clinical trial to help screen promising new drugs being developed for women with high risk, fast-growing breast cancers—women for whom an improvement over standard treatment could dramatically change the odds of survival.