The FNIH understands that not all research leads to answers. Yet, we are willing to take a chance that, bolstered with financial support and encouragement, gifted young scientists are the key to moving biomedical science in thrilling new directions. With the help of enlightened donors, we provide unrestricted funding across a number of prizes and initiatives to some of the brightest young minds in science today. It’s paying off.
Stephen J. Solarz, a former member of Congress, received treatment for esophageal cancer at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that added years to his life.
Established in 2010, the Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund supports research in the laboratory of David Schrump, M.D., Chief of the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch in the Center for Cancer Research of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition to overseeing thoracic surgery interventions for patients enrolled in NIH protocols, his research is designed to stimulate a patient’s immune system into fighting and preventing many different types of new cancer growth. Funds are used to support incredible talent by providing two-year, fully-funded international fellowship opportunities to aspiring post-doctorate scientists and researchers in the field of cancer.
Now we have a unique opportunity to enhance our goals through an exciting collaboration between Taiwan and the United States, the Stephen Solarz International Laboratory. We hope you’ll continue to support the important work we do.Learn More
Carol-Ann Harris has established the CarMollNat Fund in memory of her beloved family members. The Fund is committed to support research and science for the major forms of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and neurogenetic disease.
Research is to be led by the Neurogenetics Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke with collaboration via other agents and agencies. There are nine major types of Muscular Dystrophy that affect 50,000 Americans and many more world-wide.
Please join Carol-Ann in the battle against MD and neurogenetic disease. You may click below to contribute to the fund.Learn More
During the 17 years as a Board member, Buffy Cafritz held that biomedical research and education was critical to helping patients worldwide, a vision that embodied her forward thinking and intelligent leadership. Mrs. Cafritz’s unwavering commitment for improving patients’ lives was evident through the funds she established at the FNIH, including the Pamela Anne Cafritz renal cell carcinoma award fund, in memory of her daughter.Learn More
Focused on better understanding and, eventually, moderating age-related memory loss, the research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a 15-year long collaboration between the McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is coordinated by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).