HJF Celebrates 40 Years

United States

This year the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) will mark the 40th anniversary of the date (May 27) in 1983 when Ronald Reagan signed a congressional bill leading to its authorization. First known as the Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, its name was later changed in honor of the late U.S. senator from Washington who sponsored the legislation.  

HJF initially administered two federally-sponsored research programs. Today its staff of nearly 3,000 manages 1,283 active research protocols and operates with a total revenue of $583 million. HJF locations (including subcontractors) can be found in Australia, Cambodia, Germany, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States. HJF is proud of the fact that 98.6 percent of its expenses support the mission. 

As an award-winning global nonprofit that manages preeminent scientific programs benefiting service members and civilians alike, HJF continues to fulfill its mission to advance military medicine by partnering with the military, government, academia, and industry. Its services have expanded to include proposal development, research administration, program operations, regulatory compliance, technology transfer, staffing, and more.