2013 Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Annual Report
The 2013 annual report of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), New Pathways to Discovery, is now online. You can read about FNIH initiatives over the last year, including efforts to find new biological markers of disease, to better prevent and treat traumatic brain injuries, to confront malnutrition and intestinal disorders of the world’s developing nations and much more. The annual report also paints a portrait of the FNIH itself: an organization ideally positioned to create and manage complex collaborative efforts that streamline pathways to discovery and implementation, in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health: turning discovery into health.
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News and Highlights
The FNIH is accepting applications for two funding opportunities in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership’s Type 2 Diabetes project. Responses to the first Request for Proposals (RFPs) are due by September 2, 2014. More >>
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., Vice Chairman for Science of the FNIH Board of Directors and Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry from the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University has been named a winner of the 2014 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. More >>
A unique public-private collaboration has launched the Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP) trial, a multi-drug, targeted screening approach to match patients with promising new cancer treatments based on their unique tumor profiles. More >>
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health awarded the 2014 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences to Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, during a dinner in Washington, D.C., May 20. More >>