Research Programs

HJF supports more than 1,000 research projects, ranging from small bench-top projects to complex, multi-site programs. The breadth of our scientific and management capabilities is evident from the types of programs we support.

Featured Programs

HJF supports this international and tri-service research effort to protect U.S. troops from infection and reduce the global impact of HIV by developing a globally effective HIV-1 vaccine. Centered at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the program also aims to provide prevention, care and treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is the nation's federal health sciences university serving the uniformed services and the country as an academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service and consultation. HJF supports the University’s unique capabilities in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.
Project Phidisa provides HIV management and treatment for members of the South African National Defence Force and their dependents. The Foundation supports the project’s clinical research in six South African locations by providing scientific, program and administrative management and services.
HJF supports the tri-service Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program in designing, conducting and publishing collaborative clinical infectious disease research. Centered at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and in partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the program and its research network have developed a full range of infectious disease research protocols, including HIV, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and other multiple drug-resistant organisms.
Congress established the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine to address the need for innovative traumatic brain injury (TBI) research. Based at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the program aims to advance treatment and care for TBI that occurs in military service, and utilizes expert technical and management support services from the Foundation.
The Biosciences Technology Program employs innovative technology and science in protecting Air Force servicemembers from the threats of chemical and biological warfare. The Foundation contributes its research expertise to the program and the Air Force Research Laboratory, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Since its inception in 2000, the Breast Cancer Translational Research Center of Excellence has led the way in the fight against breast disorders and made major advances in breast disease research. Its unique multidisciplinary approach supports its goal of increasing the survival rates of American women diagnosed with breast cancer. HJF’s administrative and management resources help the program accomplish its mission.
The goal of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) is to end the spread of HIV and AIDS. HJF provides DAIDS with staff to conduct clinical research and provide operational support to DAIDS programs and offices. Formed in 1986, DAIDS is part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is increasing basic knowledge about the origin, transmission and treatment of HIV.
In support of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine contributes to national security through health care diplomacy—delivering coordinated humanitarian assistance and disaster response to those in need. The Foundation supports the education, consultation and research conducted by the center and its partner agencies.
The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) was established in 1991 by Congress to study prostate cancer and disease in the U.S. Military Health System. The center offers a comprehensive research program and provides advanced translational clinical research care for more than 7,900 beneficiaries annually.