Honoring Fathers – and this Special Dad

Ron is the father of six children – a mix of biological, step and adopted. Amazingly, five are teenagers, all looking to him for guidance in challenging years. The 42-year-old Chicagoan has kidney cancer which makes him keenly aware of his mortality and his desire to be a good role model for his family. He […]

Mother Knows Best…it’s better to give than receive

Please consider honoring your mother with a special gift to help patients and their families this Mother’s Day. Konjit has lung cancer. She’s enrolled in a treatment trial at the NIH in hopes of prolonging her life. Her greatest pride is her 21-old-daughter, a student at Stanford, and her 19-year-old son, also in college. She […]

Dr. Terri Cooper

Thank You Dr. Cooper

Dr. Terri Cooper recently retired from the Board of Directors after serving nearly five years. Terri brought her professional insights, personal passion and extensive network of colleagues and friends to enrich our development and marketing work to raise the visibility of Friends. “There is so much competition among charities out there. Friends at NIH is […]

The Winner’s Circle: Congrats Golfers & Thank You Sponsors

Winning Team
Tom Mavrikes, Brit Musser,
Zach Lese & Mike Baker
Kamis Professional Staffing

Congrats this Week to our Friends’ Former Interns

Congrats this week to our Friends’ former interns, Willem Miller, graduate of Georgetown University with a major in Mathematics; and Benjamin Campbell, graduate Cum Laude with honors in Philosophy, and double minors in History and Environmental Sciences. Good luck to both of you on future endeavors!

CORT Supports Patients

Patients and their families who stay in Friends’ apartments near the NIH will be greeted by gift bags provided by CORT. A big thanks to Marty Hyson, Senior Account Representative with CORT, Berkshire Hathaway Company for furniture rental, at the Rockville, MD location. “I know a lot patients are struggling financially, so I thought it […]

NETE’s Big Heart Gives Patients a Home

It’s a crisis when the cost of a hotel or apartment near the NIH means patients risk dropping out of treatment trials. Jolly Somaiya, President and Founder of NET eSolutions (NETE), and Friends’ Board Member, Sandeep Somaiya are deeply committed to ensuring that doesn’t happen. Jolly presented a generous check to Friends’ at a recent […]

Two Women’s Stories of Treatment, Waiting… and Hope

Meet Madalynn, 22 years old from Woodsboro, TX. A young mother of a baby girl, a student, and a Texas hurricane survivor. 49 days! Madalynn counts down the days from her bone marrow transplant when, barring complications, she hopes to return home to see her 8-month old baby girl. She’s from a small town near […]

CBS 60 Minutes features NIH’s Efforts to Cure Sickle Cell Disease this Sunday March 10th

Tune in to CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday to learn about Dr. John Tisdale’s groundbreaking gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Disease. You’ll hear from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, and…watch for it…see their band performing at Friends at NIH’s Friends Night Out Gala September 2018! Maybe you were there dancing! Congratulations to Dr. […]

NIH Doctor Studies Her Own Rare Disease

Four years ago, Dr. Marcela Ferrada faced a promising career as a critical care and infectious disease attending physician at both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center and Johns Hopkins. She had attained her goal after completing dual fellowships at the two prestigious medical centers. Then she got very sick. Her diagnosis of […]

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