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.

Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC)

The Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC) is a program in development. Building on the successful Accelerating Medicines Partnership model, the BGTC represents a public-private partnership dedicated to making gene therapy a reality for people with rare genetic diseases affecting populations too small to be viable from the current commercial perspective. By developing a operational playbook that invokes the use of streamlined templates, master regulatory files, and uniform production processes, it is anticipated that following a pilot phase, a pathway toward the commercial viability of these therapies will be found. This may ultimately have a tremendously positive impact on the larger field of gene therapy it moves more broadly into the era of genome editing.

International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics

The International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics is a five-year initiative (2016-2020) designed to help developing nations build and expand their knowledge base, infrastructure, systems and technologies in genetics and genomics. Each fall, researchers from abroad travel to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for one month of in-person training at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The Summit helps them to understand the prevalence and basis of genetic diseases in their nations and to address these public health challenges. The 2020 Summit will be held on August 31 - October 1, 2020.

The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program

The Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) at the National Institutes of Health assists with diagnosing patients who have long been unable to find any diagnosis for their symptoms.

Robert Whitney Newcomb Memorial Lecture and Internships

The Robert Whitney Newcomb Memorial Fund endows an annual lecture in neuroscience and one or more internships for high-school students at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

Clinical Center Drug Donations

The Clinical Center In-Kind Drug Donation Program provides pharmaceuticals that are donated through the public-private partnership coordinated by the FNIH to the NIH Clinical Center.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation K12 Scholar Awards

The NINDS/CNS K12 Scholar Awards aim to increase the number of neurosurgeon-scientists who are trained to conduct research into neurological disorders.

Amgen-NIH Scholars Program

In 2015, the NIH became one of 17 leading institutions taking part in the Amgen Scholars Program, a training program that enables undergraduates to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions.