Press Releases

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).

July 24, 2012

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announces that Dr. Maria Freire has been chosen as its new President, effective November 1, 2012.

July 11, 2012

Jim Donovan was unanimously elected to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Board of Directors. He began his term May 16, 2012.

July 11, 2012

Paul Herrling, PhD was unanimously elected to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Board of Directors. He began his term May 16, 2012.

July 11, 2012

Ronald L. Krall, MD was elected to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Board of Directors. He began his term May 16, 2012.