ACT for NIH is a 501(c)(4) non-profit advocacy organization that works with Congress to make increasing biomedical research funding a national priority.

The ACT for NIH Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to advancing life-saving biomedical research by educating policymakers and the public about the importance of biomedical research undertaken by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Medical Research Saves Lives (Downloadable PDF)

Advisory Committee

James Allison, Ph.D.

Nobel Prize Winner; Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Research; Chair of the Department of Immunology and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Baltimore, Ph.D.

Nobel Prize Winner; President Emeritus, California Institute of Technology

The Hon. Eric Cantor

Former House Majority Leader, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Ronald DePinho, M.D.

Past President and Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

Nobel Prize Winner; Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Bernadette Gray-Little, Ph.D.

17th Chancellor, University of Kansas

The Hon. Tom Harkin

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

Michael Milken

Medical Research Innovator and Public Health Advocate

Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Sean Parker

Chairman, The Parker Foundation

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Lori L. Wilson, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine


Richard Turman

President, ACT for NIH

Rachel Pollock

Vice President, ACT for NIH