25th Anniversary

The FNIH Celebrates 25 Years of Science Leading the Way

Digital Timeline
Celebrating 25 Years:
Key Moments in Our History
Pull up a Chair with Dr. Freire
Pull Up a Chair with Dr. Freire: The COVID Conversations
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As part of our 25th Anniversary, we mark this important milestone with a review of the progress we have made in shaping the course of biomedical science and human health. We have catalyzed innovation and discovery by implementing collaborations and programs to answer the toughest scientific questions. Our initiatives have sped the development of new diagnostics, therapies and cures. Through education, awards and other projects, we have helped cultivate global thought leadership, propel scientific careers and deliver high-quality patient care. At every step of the way, science has served as our beacon.

During our silver anniversary, we celebrate with a look back at our 25 years of major milestones in creating innovative research models, cultivating global thought leadership, propelling scientific careers and delivering high quality patient care.


Shaping the Future of Science

Our flagship thought leadership forum co-hosted with National Geographic—The Quiet Leaders of COVID: Shaping the Future of Science was held on July 22nd. 

View the recording here

25 yearsEnjoy our new digital timeline here.

Pull Up a Chair with Dr. FreireTo address the most pressing questions regarding the COVID-19 crisis, we initiated a podcast series in which our president and executive director Dr. Maria C. Freire interviews leaders from the NIH, FDA, CDC and pharmaceutical companies testing and providing therapeutics and vaccines.

Listen to our podcast series here.


Our PromiseWe launched an engaging updated website, one that provides a more interactive and relevant experience for users.

Learn about the FNIH Promise here.

Flags across campusWe dotted the NIH campus with bright and festive 25th Anniversary flags.