Foundation for the NIH to Support Worldwide Competition Focused on Improving the Accuracy of Lung Cancer Screenings

CT ScanThe Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to support a worldwide Coding for Cancer™ competition focused on improving the accuracy of lung cancer screenings. Inaccurate results, in the form of false positives, cause a considerable amount of stress for patients and may require them to spend money on costly follow-up screenings. The competition will be designed and coordinated by the NCI’s Cancer Imaging Program and will offer up to $1.8 million in prizes.

Photo courtesy of: Lawrence Schwartz, MD, Chair of Department of Radiology at Columbia University Medical Center

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Safra Lodge kitchen renovated

Mrs. Lily Safra, one of the lead benefactors who helped make the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge possible, is funding renovations and enhancements to the home that families count on during their loved ones’ treatment at the NIH Clinical Center.

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2015 Lurie Prize Save the DateThe FNIH Award Ceremony and presentation of the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be held May 20, in Washington, D.C. Individual and table tickets are now available, as are sponsorship opportunities. Click here to learn more >>

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Karl Deisseroth 2015 winner of the Lurie PrizeFNIH has selected Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., as the 2015 winner of the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for the development of optogenetics and CLARITY as tools to study the functions of cells, especially neurons.  More >>
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