• Cuts to NIH Budget a Blow to Medical Research, Patients


    United for Medical Research Statement on the President’s FY18 Budget Request The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Lizbet Boroughs: “The drastic cuts in the Administration’s 2018 budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are a significant blow to medical research and the patients who depend on it. Simply put, less funding […]

  • ‘SKINNY BUDGET’ CUTS TO NIH COULD STRIP 90,000 JOBS AND $15 BILLION FROM THE U.S. ECONOMY


    New Data Shows Negative Economic Impact of Cuts to Every State in the Nation Washington, DC, May 11, 2017 – If the cuts to the National Institutes of Health’s budget proposed by the White House in March are adopted for fiscal year 2018, new data (link) from United for Medical Research (UMR) shows that there […]

  • United for Medical Applauds $2 Billion Boost for NIH in FY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill


    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Lizbet Boroughs: “United for Medical Research applauds the $2 billion boost for the National Institutes of Health included in the spending bill released by Congress last night. This increase recognizes the need to catch up from a very long period of flat funding at NIH and […]

  • UMR Letter to Appropriators on FY17 and FY18 NIH Funding


    UMR sent the following letter to House and Senate Appropriators Dear Chairmen Cochran and Frelinghuysen and Ranking Members Leahy and Lowey: On behalf of United for Medical Research (UMR), which represents leading scientific research institutions and industries, and health and patient advocates, we thank you for your important support of the National Institutes of Health […]

  • New Data Shows Economic Impact of NIH Research in 50 States + DC


     NIH-Funded Research Responsible for 380,000 Jobs, $65 Billion in Economic Activity in FY16 Washington, DC – United for Medical Research today released new economic data showing the powerful impact that research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has on the U.S. economy. In fiscal year 2016, NIH-funded research supported 379,471 jobs and $64.799 […]