FNIH President and Executive Director Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., Pens Editorial on
Research Partnerships

Maria Freire, President, FNIH“Within the next decade, research partnerships will become more than useful tools: They will be necessary for timely, clinically meaningful progress.” So writes FNIH President and Executive Director Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., in an editorial for the June 25, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine. Partnerships, particularly alliances between the public and private sectors, Dr. Freire states, “embody powerful mechanisms to address the changing funding landscape and to tackle biological questions that cannot be resolved by a single player.” FNIH, she writes, is a linchpin for numerous collaborative studies, the most recent of which is Lung-MAP, a multidrug clinical trial that targets specific genetic mutations in lung cancer.

>> Read the editorial in Science Translational Medicine

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