Current Research Programs

To tackle the human health challenges that face the world today, the FNIH develops collaborations with top experts from government, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector and provides a neutral environment where we can work productively toward a common goal.

Programs are displayed in alphabetical order by research topic.

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Global Health

The Global Health Fund supports FNIH programs that are designed to alleviate widespread suffering in the developing world. Program focus includes research and training on diseases such as malaria and HIV, as well as conditions like malnutrition that afflict hundreds of millions of people globally.

Infectious Diseases

The Centralized Envelope Comparative Immunogenicity Study is an HIV/AIDS vaccine development project that seeks to answer a central question that has blocked the development of a successful HIV vaccine: how can we design vaccine immunogens that address the broad genetic diversity of HIV?

Infectious Diseases

A collaborative program that provides standardized and research level assays for clinical and pre-clinical HIV vaccine trials.

Infectious Diseases

This project will provide consensus recommendations for field testing mosquitoes modified with driving transgenes as a tools for preventing malaria transmission in Africa.

Infectious Diseases

This program is field testing a new self-sustaining biocontrol technology to prevent transmission of dengue, zika and chikungunya viruses by vector mosquitoes.

Infectious Diseases

In India, the sand fly vector Phlebotomus argentipes is responsible for the transmission of the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani, which causes a disease called visceral leishmaniasis (VL), fr

Infectious Diseases

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002408The study sought to contribute to the scientific body of knowledge for child growth and development in resource limited areas, and moreover, to inform the identification of intervention strategies that can break the vicious enteric infection-malnutrition cycle and reduce its global burden

Infectious Diseases

To produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis.

Infectious Diseases

PredictTB is a five-year clinical trial project that aims to shorten the treatment times of tuberculosis (TB) in drug-sensitive patients through individualized therapy.

Infectious Diseases

To identify host- and parasite-specific biomarker(s) present in human subjects with viable adult females of Onchocerca volvulus (Ov) and to develop and configure rapid point of care methods to detect (or sense) these biomarkers.