About The Campaign

ACT for NIH: Advancing Cures Today is a non-partisan effort committed to advancing biomedical research in the United States. Our goal is simple: we seek the immediate restoration of funding for NIH followed by steady, predictable budget support in the future to enhance lifesaving research for patients around the world.

Advisory Committee

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David Baltimore, Ph.D.

President Emeritus, California Institute of Technology

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Retta Beery

Founder, Hope Knows No Boundaries

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The Honorable Eric Cantor

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Ronald DePinho, M.D. photo

Ronald DePinho, M.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D. photo

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Bernadette Gray-Little, Ph.D. photo

Bernadette Gray-Little, Ph.D.

17th Chancellor, University of Kansas

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The Honorable Tom Harkin

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

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Michael Milken

Medical Research Innovator and Public Health Advocate

Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. photo

Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Perry Nisen, M.D., Ph.D. photo

Perry Nisen, M.D., Ph.D.

Board of Directors, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Sean Parker photo

Sean Parker

Founder, The Parker Foundation

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D. photo

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Lori L. Wilson, M.D., FACS photo

Lori L. Wilson, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine


Patrick White photo

Patrick White


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Katie Collins

Director of Policy

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