Special Guest Speaker at Friends at NIH’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament!

Major General James Gilman, M.D. CEO, NIH Clinical Center We are thrilled to announce our special guest speaker and dedicated supporter of Friends at NIH. Major General James K. Gilman, M.D., As CEO, Dr. Gilman oversees the day-to-day operations and management of the 200 bed, 870,000 square foot research center on NIH’s Bethesda campus. Dr. […]

Thank you to our returning charity partners!

Friends at NIH’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament Gold and Silver Sponsors

Volunteer Opportunities

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We are turning 40!

Friends of Patients at the NIH (originally Friends of the Clinical Center) was established in 1984 by members of the NIH community who saw first-hand the financial and emotional challenges faced by patients and their families, and the risk to the research should such challenges interrupt someone’s ability to their complete treatment at NIH. The […]


Ana Longenderfer Dougherty and her family learned first hand what patients and their families go through to participate in an NIH clinical trial. In Ana’s memory and per her wishes, Ana’s Impact supports patients and their families during their treatment at NIH though these programs: Fridays with Ana and Friends, where volunteers deliver a variety […]

We are excited to announce our 5th apartment!

We are thrilled to share that we have recently acquired our fifth apartment in Bethesda in partnership with Bozzuto Management and Belfort Furniture. This beautifully furnished one-bedroom apartment is located just minutes away from the NIH campus in the heart of downtown Bethesda. Transplant patients and their care givers are required to remain close to […]

Meet Chinonso and Joseph:

Chinonso (Nonso) was born with sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder affecting red blood cells that leaves those afflicted in cycles of pain and in-and-out of hospitals. A documentary film sparked Nonso’s path to life-changing treatment: she watched the “The G Word with Adam Conover” episode ‘Disease’ that featured the NIH and the breakthrough procedure for Sickle Cell Disease developed at NIH. A bone marrow transplant could be a cure.

Announcing our newest patient support program “Fridays with Ana and Friends”

Announcing our newest patient support program “Fridays with Ana and Friends” As we welcome summer, we are excited to kick off our newest program bringing smiles to patients and caregivers. On May 5th, we presented our new patient wellness cart with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the NIH Clinical Center’s 3NW and NE cancer units. […]

2023 HOPE Award Recipients

We are thrilled to announce our 2023 HOPE award recipients! Mr. Jerry Sachs, currently the Vice President of the Friends at NIH board and he served as president of the board in 2017 and 2018. John Tisdale, M.D. is a physician scientist who has spent his career working with Sickle Cell Disease.

Appointments of Mr. Edouard Benjamin and Mr. Jeffrey Vigne to our Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce the appointments of Mr. Edouard Benjamin and Mr. Jeffrey Vigne to our Board of Directors. Mr. Edouard “Ed” Benjamin, Jr. Vice President of the Health and Human Services Division at Leidos . “I am excited, inspired and humbled to join the Board and to participate in service to patients,” Mr. […]

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