Press Releases

May 14, 2013

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) awarded the first annual Lurie Prize to Ruslan M. Medzhitov, PhD, David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, last evening at a ceremony at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University.

April 26, 2013

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, in association with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, today announced the first-ever challenge to identify male/female differences in the early cognitive decline that precedes Alzheimer’s disease.

April 10, 2013

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium has launched a research collaboration to develop new Patient-Reported Outcome measures (PROs) to better evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for common, serious skin infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, or CABP. Developing the new measures is particularly critical given the need for new medicines to treat emerging drug-resistant strains of these infections, which have been on the rise around the world.

April 4, 2013

The FNIH today announced that the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) is seeking NIH grant proposals from experts in the field to study the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related brain injuries. The SHRP -- sponsored by the NFL in collaboration with the NIH and announced last September — is conducting research focused on the long-term health effect of injuries sustained by professional and amateur athletes in order to gain more insight into serious medical conditions that affect both athletes and the general public.

February 26, 2013

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) today announced that Ruslan M. Medzhitov, PhD, David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Yale University School of Medicine, has been awarded the inaugural Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences for seminal discoveries related to the innate immune system, the human body’s first line of defense against invading organisms which cause infection.

October 11, 2012

The deadline is extended to apply for the U.S.-Russia Collaboration in the Biomedical Sciences National Institutes of Health (NIH) Visiting Fellows Program.

September 4, 2012

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announces that the National Football League (NFL) has agreed to donate $30 million in support of research on serious medical conditions prominent in athletes and relevant to the general population.

September 4, 2012

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium announces that it is launching a two-year effort to use computer modeling to better understand heart disease and the potential effectiveness of medicines used to treat it. The project will integrate large amounts of available information on different measures (or “biomarkers”) of atherosclerosis.

August 30, 2012

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Dean R. O'Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund were pleased to host the 7th annual Boo! Run for Life on Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Halloween-themed event, which features a 10K run and 3K Tidal Basin walk raises awareness and funds for kidney cancer research.

July 27, 2012

Two Russian scientists will have the opportunity to study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) thanks to a generous donation made by The Coca-Cola Company. The U.S.-Russia Collaboration in the Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Program is managed by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the NIH and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH).