16th Annual Friends Golf Tournament raises $50,000!

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors and all our players, our 16th annual event was a great success. We had 102 players, beautiful weather, and a great location in Manor Country Club. We are grateful to Clinical Center CEO Dr. James K. Gilman who spoke so eloquently about our special NIH patients and how Friends is […]

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.

Dr. Fauci Receives Friends at NIH’s HOPE Award

Join us in wishing a fond farewell to our Friend and partner in HOPE…
Dr. Anthony Fauci

Thank you for your lifelong dedication to science, finding cures and giving HOPE to patients across our nation and around the world.
View the video to hear inspiring words from Dr. Fauci as he received Friends at NIH’s HOPE award.

Jennifer and her mom- our first patient and caregiver to stay at one of our two new sickle cell program apartments.

VIDEO: Jennifer and her mom- our first patient and caregiver to stay at one of our two new sickle cell program apartments.

Michael D. recovered from his transplant

VIDEO: Michael D. stayed with his family in one of Friends at NIH’s local apartments as he recovered from his transplant.

Meet Wunmi B. – Sickle Cell Transplant success story

VIDEO: Meet Wunmi B. – Sickle Cell Transplant success story

Friends at NIH -Cure Sickle Cell program- Heroes in Hope

VIDEO: Hear from our patient heroes and the researchers who dedicate their work to finding a cure for Sickle Cell disease.

September is Sickle Cell awareness month!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our 4th patient apartment at the Flats 8300 in Bethesda! With the support of generous donors we continue to grow our partnership with NHLBI to support the “Cure Sickle Cell Initiative” and provide much needed local housing.

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 […]

Amazing words for a parent to hear!

Hello Friends, “I think we can safely say Dixon is cured,” Dr. John Tisdale recently told Dixon’s father, Leonard. What amazing words for a parent to hear from his son’s doctor! 17-year-old Dixon is one the young brave patients, treated in an experimental study at the National Institutes of Health, that Friends of Patients at […]

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