April 16, 2019

Geneva Celebrates 26 Years

On 15 April, Geneva celebrated it’s 26th year as foundation. From a non-profit of two volunteers to a successful organization with approximately 500 employees, Geneva has remained dedicated to our mission of advancing innovative medical research across the globe. Since its inception, Geneva’s employees and researchers have supported and spearheaded research programs at military treatment facilities and federal labs in areas including oncology, infectious diseases, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and hepatology. Over the past 26 years, Geneva has built lasting partnerships dedicated to the health of U.S. service members, their families, and the global community. Join us as we recognize some of the top milestones the organization has encountered thus far:

  • 1993: Geneva was established by Jane Taylor, a critical care nurse and entrepreneur, to promote the advancement of military medicine and to serve the research needs of Madigan Army Medical Center. 26 years later, Geneva continues to support military medical research at over 45 sites worldwide!
  • 1996: Geneva was awarded the first federal grant award from TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP) on behalf of nurse researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center. Today, Geneva currently supports over 25 TSNRP programs at 15 sites worldwide.
  • 2003: Geneva begins offering formal proposal development services, proving researchers with targeted support designed to secure federal grant funding. Today, Geneva supports more than 425 active programs worldwide, including federal grants, federal contracts, and clinical trials.
  • 2005: Geneva received its first federal contract award to establish a Sponsored Research Office at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) to aid in research administration tasks. Geneva currently supports 14 active programs and 12 researchers at WRAIR, in areas including infectious diseases, neurology, and pulmonology.
  • 2006: Geneva received its first Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) award to study new treatments for bone infection within critically wounded soldiers, opening the doors for future funding opportunities.
  • 2006: Geneva received its first National Institutes of Health (NIH) award at WRAIR which helped pave the way for improving health in the areas of respiratory toxicity and lung injury.
  • 2007: Geneva supported the first international study on the development of a malaria vaccine at Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Thailand. Today, Geneva continues to support international research at AFRIMS and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in areas including infectious diseases, orthopedics, and behavioral & mental health.
  • 2012: Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is created, providing expert-level review, deliberation, and guidance on topics in relevant areas of research. Today, Geneva’s SAB consists of eight independent members who are knowledgeable in one or more of the scientific or technical disciplines appropriate to the understanding of military medical research.
  • 2015: Geneva is awarded its first Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program contract to support 2015 Researcher of the Year LTC Luis Alvarez, PhD in the field of regenerative medicine, with work accomplished at the National Cancer Institute – Frederick.
  • 2016: Geneva enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with Uniformed Services University (USU) to collaborate on multiple activities for the purpose of conducting medical research and education within the DoD and nationwide.
  • 2017: USU issues a cooperative agreement to Geneva to facilitate the execution of the 4D Biofabrication, Bioprinting, and Biomanufacturing Program (4D Bio3) under the direction of Geneva’s 2017 Researcher of the Year Vince Ho, MD.
  • 2018: Geneva celebrates 25 years of supporting and leading military medical research collaborations worldwide.