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

16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament!

Foursomes and Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

Online registration for the Friend’s of Patients at the NIH’s annual golf tournament, Monday, April 29th is open!

If you missed our 2023 event…please be sure to sign up early as we expect to sell out this year due to popular demand!

Volunteer Opportunities

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? We welcome your time and energy. Contact Christine here to learn more.

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.

Meet Zander and his mom Adriana

Housing and incidentals support from Friends filled the gap between what Zander’s research protocol would cover and what the family would need to fulfill the transplant requirements.

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