Press Releases

November 4, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) today announced Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2011 mHealth Summit. Since taking office, Secretary Sebelius has demonstrated her commitment to ensuring America continues to lead the world in innovation — including in the mobile health space.

November 1, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium announced today the launch of a two-year clinical study aiming to advance the acceptance of new biomarkers designed to detect drug-induced kidney injury in clinical trials. The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC), a public-private partnership founded by the Arizona-based not-for-profit Critical Path Institute (C-Path).

October 25, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) today announced Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Verizon Wireless, John Stratton, will deliver a keynote address on day two of the 2011 mHealth Summit. Stratton is responsible for the company’s nationwide operations and delivery of industry-leading products and services for consumer, business, government and enterprise customers.

October 11, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) today announced it will host the first U.S.—Russia Scientific Forum on November 16-18, 2011, in Moscow, Russia to facilitate broader collaboration between the two countries in the areas of biomedical and behavioral research.

October 5, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced today the launch of a month-long fundraising and awareness campaign, in conjunction with The Safeway Foundation, to support breast cancer research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

October 5, 2011

Today, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) issued a Request for Applications for The Heart Truth Community Action Program. In February 2012, FNIH will award grants ranging from $15,000 to $100,000 to community organizations engaged in women’s heart health initiatives.

September 28, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced today that The Side-Out Foundation, a Virginia-based not-for-profit that supports advances in therapy for cancer patients, has donated $160,000 to the I-SPY 2 breast cancer clinical trial.

August 18, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is pleased to announce four new grant awards through the New Insecticides for Malaria Control: Discovery Research for the Identification of New Chemical Entities for Vector Control of Malaria program. The awards, totaling nearly $6 million, are in support of innovative research projects to find new solutions to limit transmission of malaria by mosquitoes.

August 10, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies (G3ict) today announced that the M-Enabling Summit, focused on mobile applications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, will co-locate with the 2011 mHealth Summit.

July 27, 2011

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Dean R. O'Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund are pleased to announce today that registration is now open for the 6th annual Boo! Run for Life 10K walk and 2-mile Tidal Basin walk. The Halloween-themed event, which raises awareness and funds for kidney cancer research, will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Washington, DC.