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Thanks again to our Golf tournament sponsors.

Deloitte supports patients at the NIH by being a Gold Sponsor at the Friends
13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Friends of Patients at the NIH is excited to announce that Deloitte is one of our Gold level sponsors for our 13th annual golf tournament, being held Monday, October 25th.

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services. The company has been a consistent supporter of Friends of Patients at the NIH for years. Please join with us in thanking them for their generosity.

Announcing Grant Thornton as a Gold Sponsor at the Friends
13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

We are happy to announce that Grant Thornton, one of the world’s largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms, has joined us as one of our Gold level sponsors at the 13th annual Friends of Patients at the NIH golf tournament.

Not only does Grant Thornton provide tax and advisory services but by supporting the work of Friends of Patients at the NIH, they are providing much needed financial assistance to patients who wouldn’t be able to attend life-changing clinical trials at the NIH.

Thank you to Grant Thornton for playing golf with us while supporting patients and scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Enterprise Resource Performance Inc. becomes a Gold Sponsor for our 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

We are so happy to welcome Enterprise Resource Performance Inc. (ERPi) as a Gold level sponsor for the Friends at NIH golf tournament, being held Monday, October 25th.

ERPi is a professional services firm that delivers strategic, advisory, technological, and implementation support services to Federal Agencies. We appreciate all they do and their support of NIH patients in need. Thank you, ERPi, for your continued partnership in helping others.

Octo Consulting joins Friends as a Silver Sponsor Supporting Research and NIH Patients

Friends at NIH is pleased to announce Octo Consulting has joined as a Silver level sponsor for our annual golf tournament, held at Manor Country Club.

Octo Consulting helps federal agencies achieve success by providing leading-edge technology solutions using emerging technologies to modernize their essential systems and software. This is what they do for their customers. For Friends of Patients at the NIH they provide much-needed funding, allowing us to support patients with lodging, transportation and assistance that keeps them in clinical trials at the NIH.

“It’s a great way to give back to the great Federal Health community we support.” – Jay Shah, Octo Consulting COO and Friends at NIH board president.

Thanks you to Octo Consulting for their continued help and guidance. Their support is much appreciated, as is yours. Please consider joining us on Monday for a great time of golf while helping patients at the NIH.

NIH Federal Credit Union partners again with Friends at NIH on our 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The NIH Federal Credit Union has been a supporter of patients at the NIH for years. They are joining with Friends of Patients once again around our annual golf tournament, happening today. We are very excited to welcome them back for another year.

The NIH Federal Credit Union has been an NIH mainstay since 1940. The credit union was born to help give their co-workers and families affordable choices for their money financial goals. Since then, the NIHFCU has grown to currently serve over 43,000 members with a wide range of affordable lending programs and modern banking solutions that save both time and money.

Golf Tournament featured guest announced: Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh, NHLBI

Friends at NIH is very happy to announce that Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh has agreed to be our featured guest and speaker at our golf tournament luncheon. Dr. Fitzhugh, a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, is part of the NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The NHLBI is the nation’s leader in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Dr. Fitzhugh is exploring new avenues of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for sickle cell disease, while also studying the currently underexplored cardiovascular complications arising due to this genetic blood disorder.

Dr. Fitzhugh will be speaking to us about her work, the NHLBI-led collaborative research effort, Cure Sickle Cell Initiative, that will accelerate the development of gene therapies to cure Sickle Cell disease and how Friends at NIH is assisting in that effort.

Courtney Fitzhugh received her B.S. magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and her M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco in 2001. During medical school, Dr. Fitzhugh participated in the NIH Clinical Research Training Program, where she studied with Dr. John Tisdale at the NHLBI.

After receiving her M.D., Dr. Fitzhugh completed a joint residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, and in 2005 she did a combined adult hematology and pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at the NIH and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Fitzhugh returned to the NHLBI in 2007 and was appointed as Assistant Clinical Investigator in 2012 and Clinical Tenure Track Investigator in 2016. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology.


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