We seek the immediate restoration of funding for the National Institutes of Health to advance life-saving medical research for patients around the world.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency and the largest funder of medical research in the world. Nearly 95 percent of NIH’s budget funds medical research, with 82 percent of the total budget competitively awarded to scientists, research institutions and small businesses in every state across the country. This investment sparks remarkable scientific advances that aid understanding, treatment, prevention, and cures for thousands of diseases and conditions.
Stagnant funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) means stalled progress in the fight against costly and devastating diseases, lost economic output, and the forfeiting of America’s global leadership in research and development. We need to make the NIH research budget whole again.
Investing in our health.
Creating jobs, spurring growth.
Protecting our citizens.
Ensuring U.S. competitiveness.
Dr. Lori Wilson, Howard University College of Medicine
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