National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (abbreviated NFID) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and medical community about infectious diseases. It was established in 1973 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.[1]

History

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases originated at the Medical College of Virginia's Infectious Disease Division. In early 1973, several individuals there had the idea of creating a non-governmental organization to raise awareness of, and help develop treatments for, infectious diseases. Later that year, the NFID was created, originally as a non-profit corporation based in Virginia.[2] The original founders of the NFID included John P. Utz[3] and Richard J. Duma,[4] who served as the organization's first and second president, respectively.[2]

References

  1. ^ "About NFID". National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ a b "NFID History". National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  3. ^ "John P. Utz Leadership Award". National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  4. ^ "NFID Awards Dinner: May 5, 2015". National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 2019-03-19.

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