NIH Common Fund Video Competition
Welcome to the NIH Common Fund Video Competition page. From this page you can find and view all the videos our grantees submitted to share their work in creative ways! The competition is part of the 10-Year Commemoration of the NIH Roadmap and NIH Common Fund. To learn more about the competition in general, visit: http://commonfund.nih.gov/Contests/index.
Disclaimer: Videos are for educational purposes only. Contest participants and winners receive no monetary compensation/award for their participation. Inclusion of a video in the competition does not constitute endorsement by the NIH. The views expressed in the videos are not necessarily those of the NIH.
OpenSim: Improving Treatments for Movement Disorders through Computer Simulations
Click on the image to watch the current "Featured Video" from the Physics-Based Simulation of Biological Structures (or Simbios) at Stanford University. Simbios developed the free software OpenSim, that scientists use to model movement of living things. Orthopedic surgeons also use modeling to help plan surgery for children with cerebral palsy.
See the July 30, 2015 NIH Director's Blog entry about this video.
Visit the OpenSim Website.
Simbios was originally supported by the NIH Common Fund Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program.
NIH Common Fund Video Competition Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the NIH Common Fund 10-Year Commemoration Video Contest! Winning videos were selected by popular vote. The Common Fund is proud of the hard work and creativity of all the contest entrants. Although voting for the contest is over, we encourage you to continue to view and “Like” the videos to show all the contestants your support.
All winning videos will be exhibited during the June 19th, Common Fund 10th Anniversary Research Symposium and the video creators will receive certificates signed by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.
THE WINNERS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) ARE:
"Transforming Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes & Behavior Through Narrative"
Dr. Sheila Murphy & Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati; University of Southern California
"Go with the CTSC and the NIH Common Fund: A Rap"
Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley; Weill Cornell Medical College
"In Search of Treasures from the Sea"
Dr. Hendrik Luesch; University of Florida
"Some Cells Know How to Keep Their Secrets"
Dr. Arthur Edison; University of Florida
"When Research is Personal: Conquering Genetic Disease in the Eric T. Wang Lab"
Dr. Eric Wang; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NIH Selected WinnersThe NIH is extremely proud of the hard work and creativity of its grantees. To highlight some of that creativity, the following videos were chosen by NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, as “NIH Selected” videos. The winning NIH Selected Video will join the winners selected by popular vote in being exhibited during the June 19th, Common Fund 10th Anniversary Research Symposium. The creators of the NIH Selected Winner and Runners-up will receive certificates signed by Dr. Collins.
NIH SELECTED WINNER:
"Role of the Innate Immune System in Aging and Development of Alzheimer's Disease"
Dr. Howard Weiner; Harvard University
NIH SELECTED RUNNERS-UP:
"Breaking (Bad) Barriers"
Dr. Richard Larson; University of New Mexico
Dr. Barry Coller & Dr. Daniel Gareau; Rockefeller University