May 23, 2016 — This morning, the Democratic Staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce issued a report on the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP), a partnership among the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Football League (NFL) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). The following is the FNIH’s response to the report.
The FNIH Launches New Project to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Liquid Biopsies as Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Patients
May 3, 2016 — The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium is launching a research partnership to determine whether liquid biopsies can be used instead of traditional solid tumor biopsies for diagnosing and monitoring metastatic colorectal cancer.
The FNIH Launches New Program Focused on Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers in U.S. Population
March 24, 2016 — The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium has launched a 4-year project to transform our ability to characterize risk for developing cardiovascular disease. The project is poised to improve identification and care of at-risk patients through a comprehensive investigation that will measure novel biomarkers in a national study consisting of more than 25,000 samples.
March 8, 2016 — The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is honored to announce that long-standing FNIH board member Mrs. Lily Safra has generously donated more than $675,000 to continue her ongoing support of advancing biomedical research and caring for NIH patients and their families. The donation, made possible from the auction Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs. Lily Safra, will further drive the missions of the Edmond J.
February 26, 2016 — Through The Heart Truth® Community Action Program, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has awarded grants totaling almost $750,000 to four organizations.
In a recent op-ed in the North Carolina News & Observer, Dr. Charles Sanders, FNIH Board Chairman, expresses his views on the importance of continued NIH funding in the state. He cites that benefits of NIH support include important medical research that could lead to discovering new cures for vexing diseases as well as a contribution to economic activity and the creation of new research jobs.
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The FNIH President and Executive Director, Dr. Maria Freire, speaks about the transformative nature of biomedical research.