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.

Single-Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of HIV Reservoirs before and After Systemic Interleukin-2 (IL-2) Therapy
Heart Truth Community Action Program Grants

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Yet many women still do not take heart disease seriously or personally.

Epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar, India

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), from one human to another. 

African Centers of Excellence in Bioinformatics

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.

Rapid identification of individuals with viable adult female worms of Onchocerca volvulus: a means to the end

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.

Identification of high-quality HITs for tuberculosis (HIT-TB)

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

Centralized Envelope Comparative Immunogenicity Study

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?

Biomarkers Consortium - Workshop: Developing an Evidentiary Criteria Framework for Safety Biomarkers Qualification

This workshop aimed at creating alignment among scientific stakeholders including the FDA, the NIH, the biopharmaceutical industry, academic researchers and patient groups regarding a proposed framework for determining the levels of evidence required to qualify biomarkers for use in drug development.

Biomarkers Consortium - Comparison of Two PET Radioligands to Quantify the Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor

whorton@fnih.orgThe Biomarkers Consortium’s PET Radioligand Project, completed in December 2012, developed improved, more sensitive PET radioligands with higher binding to the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor. Findings from this study suggest that the [11C]PBR38 ligand, in particular, may be useful in detecting progression from mild cognitive impairment or treatment response in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Biomarkers Consortium - Carotid MRI Development and Validation via an AIMHIGH Sub-Study

The goal of this project was to conduct a 75-patient study at a total of 15 centers to determine the reproducibility of the non-invasive technique of carotid magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI). Results established a standardized carotid MRI protocol and determined, for the first time, that kinetic parameters of carotid atherosclerotic plaque are reproducible and can be used for multi-center studies.