About Us


The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), is a Maryland non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to its congressional mission (authorized by 10 U.S.C. § 178 (2010)), which encompasses three aims:

  • To carry out medical research and education projects under cooperative arrangements with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). The University, founded by an act of Congress in 1972, is the America’s federal health sciences university and the academic heart of the Military Health System.
  • To serve as a focus for the interchange between military and civilian medical personnel.
  • To encourage the participation of the medical, dental, nursing, veterinary and other biomedical sciences in the work of HJF for the mutual benefit of military and civilian medicine.

In pursuit of this mission, HJF serves as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners.

HJF’s 2,650 scientific, medical, management and administrative employees and world-class researchers work throughout the U.S. and around the world. HJF serves military, medical, academic and government clients by supporting preeminent scientific programs and managing research programs ranging from small, bench-top projects to complex, multi-site clinical programs. For more information, visit www.hjf.org.


As a center within HJF, the Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3) leverages HJF’s vast capabilities and longstanding relationships with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, civilian medicine and industry to create and sustain dynamic public-private partnerships to advance research and care for service members, veterans, and civilians.

CP3 harnesses HJF’s scientific and program management expertise to build and sustain dynamic public-private partnerships. With over 30 years of experience managing military medical research, HJF offers a broad spectrum of services that aid CP3’s multi-disciplinary engagement. These services include scientific research administration, grant and contract management, program management, technology transfer, intellectual property rights, workforce recruitment and management, clinical trials management, and medical education support.

By employing a disciplined, yet flexible, management model, CP3 tailors itself to meet the needs of each novel public-private partnership it facilitates. Cross-functional teams of HJF interdepartmental subject matter experts are engaged by CP3 to support the administrative needs of research projects and facilitate best practices. This approach facilitates long-term collaborative success while ensuring appropriate compliance with all applicable regulatory bodies.

CP3's Mission: To create and sustain dynamic public-private partnerships to advance research and care for service members, veterans, and civilians.

For more information about CP3, contact:

Jackie Vandermeersch
Director of Resource Development
Center for Public-Private Partnerships