The Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) dedicated the first of six new scholar houses that opened in August 2022 as part of the new community for biomedical innovation at the National Institutes of Health. The house, located at 5209 West Cedar Lane, was named the “International Biomedical Research Alliance Founders’ House” in an outdoor ceremony on Sept. 13. The new designation recognizes IBRA, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to invest in and accelerate the development of future leaders in biomedical research. The event brought together IBRA founding members, chair Stephen McLean and treasurer Alan Jones, as well as members of its board of directors and members of the FAES board of directors, NIH senior leadership, and dozens of other distinguished guests.
The Founders’ House celebrates 18 years of financial support and guidance the Alliance has provided to the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is a highly selective, novel international collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge wherein exceptional research students pursuing their Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. are jointly trained. FAES offers flexible, turnkey housing for scholars during their research program at the NIH, and provides them opportunities to collaborate and develop social and scientific networks to support their studies and careers in science. Read more about the new community and house dedication in this article from the NIH Record.