• Reaction to President Obama’s FY15 Budget for Biomedical Research


    WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from United for Medical Research (UMR) in reaction to President Obama’s FY15 budget: “President Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal for biomedical research falls short of reversing the damage done by a decade of flat funding to the National Institutes of Health and recent cuts from sequestration. Our nation [...]

  • Reaction to FY14 Omnibus Spending Bill


    The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “The FY14 omnibus spending bill falls short of restoring funding for lifesaving National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical research. The proposed package won’t adequately reverse the damage done by last year’s budget sequester and ensure the nation’s biomedical research enterprise [...]

  • Reaction to Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013


    The following statement in reaction to congressional passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 can be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “I applaud today’s passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by the U.S. Congress. While full repeal of sequestration is our ultimate goal, today’s action by Congress [...]

  • Reaction to Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013


    United for Medical Research has released the following reaction statement to the congressional budget plan, with attribution to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “While I am pleased to see the deal includes some relief from sequestration and we strongly support its passage by Congress, it is a small step forward in mending [...]

  • Medical Researchers Detail Impact of NIH Budget Cuts to Research, Patients and the Economy


    New research profiles underscore irreversible harm felt in research labs nationwide WASHINGTON – In a new series released today by United for Medical Research (UMR), researchers across the nation share the stories of how sequestration has impacted medical research; halting promising scientific studies, discouraging the next generation of researchers and impacting patients and the future [...]