• United for Medical Research Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation to Boost NIH Funding


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “We commend Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) for introducing two new pieces of legislation this week that would boost federal funding for the National Institutes of Health […]

  • United for Medical Research Praises 21st Century Cures Initiative


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “The release of the 21st Century Cures discussion draft represents a promising opportunity for passing meaningful legislation on National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and policy. We applaud the leadership of Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Representative Diana DeGette […]

  • Reaction to the FY15 Omnibus Spending Bill


    The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: WASHINGTON – “Congress has missed a major opportunity to fund advances in science and medicine that improve our nation’s health and economic outlook, with nearly flat funding for the National Institutes of Health in its FY15 omnibus bill. With millions […]

  • New Interactive Map Spotlights State-level Impact of NIH Funds


    NIH funding supports 400,000 jobs nationwide while also supporting research to combat our most common fatal diseases WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 9, 2014)— United For Medical Research, a coalition of leading research institutions, patient and health advocates, and private industry, today launched a user-friendly map spotlighting the state-level impact of federal research funds provided by the […]

  • Reaction to the Senate LHHS Subcommittee’s FY15 Markup


    The following is a statement from United for Medical Research (UMR): WASHINGTON – “We applaud Senators Harkin & Moran and the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies appropriations subcommittee for proposing a $605 million increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We appreciate the subcommittee’s effort to mitigate recent […]