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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The African Centers of Excellence in Bioinformatics works to establish high-performance computing infrastructure and advanced training in biomedical data analysis to researchers at African research institutes.

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The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) examined the effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Funds raised by the FNIH support the development of a genetic repository for the study, facilitating deeper analyses of the results.

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The Baby Connectome Project (BCP) is a four-year study of children from birth through five years of age, intended to provide a better understanding of how the brain develops from infancy through early childhood and the factors that contribute to healthy brain development.

Other

Development & Production of Endotoxin under GMP for Human Clinical Research is a program enabling NIH to develop and produce a new strain of endotoxin under good manufacturing practices (GMP) conditions.

Other

The Charles A. Sanders Legacy Fund was established by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) as an impactful way to honor Dr. Sanders for his decades of tireless dedication to improving health, access to medical care and furthering biomedical research around the world.

Psychiatry

This project will aim to standardize and validate measurement methods for inflammatory markers associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Major Depressive Disorder to ultimately identify a unique biosignature of disease. The identified biosignature would greatly assist with medication development, patient diagnosing, and patient selection for clinical trials.

Target Validation

The goal of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) is to bring together the resources of NIH and industry to improve our understanding of disease pathways and facilitate better selection of targets for treatment.

Traumatic Injury

The Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) seeks to help accelerate research that enhances the health of athletes at all ages and levels, and to extend the research’s impact beyond the playing field to benefit others in the general population, including members of the military.

Traumatic Injury

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Delayed Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury is a component of the Sports and Health Research Program. It seeks to more fully characterize the neuropathology associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and delayed effects of traumatic brain injury through systematic, rigorous and collaborative studies of post-mortem biospecimens.

Traumatic Injury

Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research is a component of the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) that funds pilot projects for research on sports-related traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury research.