New Budget Boosts NIH Funding

May 2, 2017 at 9:32 am | Posted in Advocacy and Gov't Relations, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Congress passed a budget Sunday night that funds the government through the end of September. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) received a $2 billion increase in the new budget, which was a surprise given the fact that President Trump wanted to cut the organization’s budget by close to $6 billion according to his budget proposal. The increased budget includes provisions for several key research areas, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and precision medicine. The bill also includes $800 million for the Centers for Disease Control to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. See this article in the Washington Post for a summary of the NIH’s new budget.

[Submitted by Gary Atwood, Chair, NAHSL Govt. Relations Comm.]

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: