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NIH Common Fund Song Competition

Welcome to the NIH Common Fund Song Competition page. From this page you can find and view all the Song Lyrics our grantees submitted to share the mission of the NIH Common Fund or their individual research 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.

NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, will select a song as the winner of the contest and perform it live during the June 19th NIH Common Fund 10th Anniversary Research Symposium. For more information about the Symposium, which will be videocast world-wide, visit: http://commonfund.nih.gov/commemoration.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE COMMON FUND COMMEMORATION SONG CONTEST!
Dr. Collins liked the two finalists in the Common Fund Commemoration Song Contest so much that he declared them both winners and performed both songs live during the June 19th Common Fund 10th Anniversary Research Symposium.

The winners are:

  • “The NIH Common Fund (Say Hey)” Dr. David Chambers, NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • "Song for the Common Fund in Year 10” Dr. Gene Robinson and Dr. Claudia Lutz, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Disclaimer: Songs are for educational purposes only. Contest participants and winners receive no monetary compensation/award for their participation. Inclusion of a song in the competition does not constitute endorsement by the NIH. The views expressed in the songs are not necessarily those of the NIH.

Song Title Contestant Name Affiliation Song Lyrics Listen to the Song
My Boss likes ROS Chad Glen Melissa Kemp Lab, Georgia Istitute of Technology PDF Attachemnt  
The NIH Common Fund (Say Hey) David Chambers National Institute of Mental Health  PDF Attachemnt Mp3 File Attached
King of the Roadmap Mark R. Burge University of New Mexico Clinical &
Translational Science Center
PDF Attachemnt  
We are the Common Fund Robert M. Califf Duke University PDF Attachemnt  
The Common Fund Song Kirsten E. Fleischmann University of California San Francisco PDF Attachemnt  
We are the Common Fund Sally Akarolo-Anthony Clement Adebamowo Lab, Institute of Human Virology PDF Attachemnt  
A Song for the Common Fund in Year 10 Claudia Lutz and Gene Robinson University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign PDF Attachemnt  
96 Tubes John LaCava Michael Rout Lab, Rockefeller University PDF Attachemnt Mp3 File Attached
Pull the Pin John LaCava Michael Rout Lab, Rockefeller University PDF Attachemnt Mp3 File Attached
Achy George Heart Monica Moya Steven George Lab, University of California Irvine PDF Attachemnt  
The Power of Innovation in Health James Njogu Kiarie University of Nairobi PDF Attachemnt  
The Epi-State  Christopher E. Mason Margaret Ross Lab, Weill Cornell Medical College PDF Attachemnt  
THE GHUCCTS Song Thomas A. Mellman Georgetown Howard Universities Center for
Clinical and Translational Science
PDF Attachemnt Mp3 File Attached
KOMP Mouse Fly Eric Engelhard Kent Lloyd Lab, University of California Davis PDF Attachemnt  
BEST Shop Ambika Mathur Wayne State University PDF Attachemnt  
Light at the end of the Tunnel John N. Clore Virginia Commonwealth University
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
PDF Attachemnt  
SUMO Yuan Chen City of Hope
Design from Proteomusic by "Twisted Helices" Ram Samudrala University of Washington PDF Attachemnt Mp3 File Attached
Translation from Proteomusic by "Twisted Helices" Ram Samudrala University of Washington PDF Attachemnt Mp3 File Attached
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