Enhanced collaboration between US NIH and WHO on biomedical research


Principal Investigator: Mohamed Jama
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The World Health Organization (WHO) is the lead technical agency in health matters, acting as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work. Today, WHO counts 194 Member States. WHO fulfills its objectives through six core functions, which include the shaping of the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge. WHO's roles and responsibilities in health research have recently been endorsed by the World Health Assembly. WHO utilizes its decentralized structure to implement its research efforts at global, regional and country level. To achieve its objectives related to research, WHO maintains effective collaboration with governmental and other research organizations throughout the world, as evidenced by the network of WHO Collaborating Centers. Covering programs on communicable and non-communicable diseases, endemic, epidemic as well as emerging health threats, WHO addresses a research portfolio with broad complementarity to the goals of NIH and many of its 27 centers and specialized institutes. Based on a track-record of fruitful collaboration between WHO and NIH, the objective of this application is to support a framework of enhanced collaboration in the area of biomedical research. Working towards shared goals of WHO and NIH, it is intended is to build on the respective strengths of both Organizations. In the field of biomedical research, NIH's more basic research emphasis combines with WHO's application oriented research efforts, and its support to research-related training efforts, the fostering of research-related resources, the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the assessment of health-related research and good practices. To implement the proposed collaborative effort, WHO relies on its very broad program experience, its experience as research sponsor, its ability to convene world-leading experts and manage transparent an independent consultation processes, its decentralized infrastructure comprising six regional offices and 146 country offices, and a continuous programmatic and financial commitment. Within the financial limits of this RFA, WHO proposes to conduct annual expert consultations on the assessment and application of novel and innovative biomedical research findings for the development of priority public health interventions in low and middle income countries. There is very significant room for expansion of collaborative activities in support of both institutions shared goals and objectives.
Funding Period: 2013-06-15 - 2018-05-31
more information: NIH RePORT

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  1. Caloric Restricted Rodent Colony
    RICK MORIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The purpose of this project is to develop, maintain and distribute a standing colony ofaged, calorically restricted rodents ofdefined strains for use by investigators in studies of aging. ..
  2. The Shelf Live Evaluation of Investigational Dosage Forms
    Jonathan White; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This contract is essential for continued assurance of the quality of drugs undergoing clinical investigation for different types of cancer by Cancer Therapeutics Evaluation Program. ..
  3. Notch-Mediated Expansion of Cord Blood Progenitors for Stem Cell Transplant
    Colleen Delaney; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our goal is to now determine the clinical efficacy of this approach in a phase II clinical trial. ..
  4. Center for Novel Therapeutics for HIV-Associated Cognitive Disorders
    Justin C McArthur; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5. To identify and validate surrogate biomarkers based on proteomics and lipomics. ..
    Martin K Lotz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Sah) will analyze biomechanical mechanisms of early and advanced cartilage degeneration and determine consequences for chondrocyte function and survival. ..
  6. Northeast Biodefense Center
    W Ian Lipkin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..As a Center based in a School of Public Health and a State Department of Health, the NBC has a firm commitment to and practical understanding of Emergency Preparedness. ..
  7. University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center Support Grant
    Kevin J Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Reflecting our remarkable and continued growth, UMGCC seeks to renew its CCSG to enhance and expand its efforts in high-quality and clinically relevant cancer research. ..
  8. Research to control and eliminate malaria in SE Asia and SW Pacific
    JAMES WALTER KAZURA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Synergy among the ICEMR projects and cores and incorporation ICEMR findings into national programs will help answer unresolved key issues related to malaria control and elimination locally and in the SE Asia region. ..
  9. Mexican Children of Immigrants Program
    Nancy S Landale; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed research will produce essential knowledge for the development of sound public policies and interventions to reduce health disparities. ..
  10. Referral Center-Animal models of human genetic disease
    Mark E Haskins; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  11. AFrica Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM)
    Ezra S Susser; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The final stage, conducted in years 3-5 will be evaluation and dissemination. ..
  12. Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research
    William H Herman; Fiscal Year: 2013
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    Jerome A Zack; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Inclusion of this resource will be highly beneficial to clinical, behavioral and basic science studies. ..
  14. Partnership for Mental Health Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Oyewusi Gureje; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  15. COBRE Center for Central Nervous System Function
    Jerome N Sanes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The COBRE Center will leverage the administrative resources available through the Brown Institute for Brain Science to ensure efficient operation and coordinate with other brain science research activities at Brown. ..
  16. Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience
    RICK HOYLE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The C-StARR will serve as a national resource for prevention scientists, intervention specialists, and policy makers. ..
  17. Southeast Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense &Emerging Infectious Di
    Philip Frederick Sparling; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..SERCEB brings new investigators to the biodefense effort through a combination of educational programs, support of innovative new projects, and the synergistic interactions among its world-class investigators. ..