The NIH Awards a Diversity Supplement Grant to NDRI’s TJ Fazio

To this day, virtually every facet of the United States scientific research community remains underrepresented. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) believes that fostering a diverse workplace is key to the advancement of scientific research. Teams with individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences bring different perspectives and creativity which can help address complex scientific […]

Meet the Team: dGTEx Project

The Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (dGTEx) project is an NIH initiative to establish a resource of pediatric human tissues and comprehensive gene expression data. The project aims to collect tissues and build gene expression profiles from at least 120 postmortem pediatric donors to better understand the impact of genomic variation on complex traits and diseases. dGTEx […]

Behind the Scenes: NDRI’s Fulfillment Center

For over 40 years, NDRI has provided human tissues and organs to researchers at top universities, hospitals, and medical research centers across the United States and internationally. To do this, NDRI works with a nationwide network of more than 130 tissue source sites (TSS), including organ procurement organizations, tissue banks, eye banks and hospitals, across the […]

CNN Highlights Alzheimer’s Study Using NDRI-Sourced Tissue

A recent study that included NDRI-sourced tissue to examine how Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina has been featured in a segment on CNN health. The study, lead by Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, a professor of neurosurgery and biomedical sciences at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, aimed to identify molecular, cellular, and structural changes in the retina that […]

ARVO 2023: NDRI Exhibiting

We’re excited to announce that NDRI will be attending ARVO 2023 from April 23 to April 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana! ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world with more than 10,000 members from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research into understanding […]

NDRI to Exhibit at ATS 2023

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is a nonprofit organization focused on improving care for pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses, and sleep-related breathing disorders. Each year, they host an international conference for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals looking to learn about the latest advances, meet with colleagues from around the world, and strike new collaborations. This year, […]

Bill Leinweber Elected to the AOPO Foundation Board of Directors

Bill Leinweber, NDRI President and CEO, was recently elected to the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Foundation Board of Directors. The newly formed AOPO Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to advancing research in the field of organ donation and transplantation. The organization is specifically focused on organ procurement organization (OPO) advancement.  The Foundation Board members began their […]

NDRI Announces Appointment of Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI), a world leader in the procurement and distribution of biospecimens to advance research, announces the promotion of Thomas J. Bell, PhD, to the role of Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), and Melissa VonDran, PhD, to Senior Vice President, Operations. “NDRI is proud to recognize the significant accomplishments, contributions and leadership […]