• United for Medical Research Applauds Continuation of Strong NIH Funding in Senate Labor HHS Subcommittee Bill


    Tim Fenton, Vice President, Government Relations, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and United for Medical Research Treasurer, made the following statement in response to the funding for the National Institutes of Health included in the FY17 Labor HHS Education Appropriations Senate Subcommittee markup: We are extremely pleased to see the $2 billion increase in funding for the […]

  • United for Medical Research Comments on President’s FY17 Budget Proposal


    United for Medical Research released the following statement:  “While we appreciate that President Obama’s overall goal is to increase funding for biomedical research, we are disappointed his proposed budget would actually decrease the baseline funding level for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY2017. It is essential that funding for the NIH be put […]

  • NIH FUNDING IN OMNIBUS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR PATIENTS AND CURES


    “On behalf of its diverse membership including research institutions, industry and patient and health advocates, United for Medical Research released the following statement from Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, on the funding for the National Institutes of Health included in the FY 2016 omnibus spending bill: We are […]

  • Senate NIH Caucus briefing to feature the Directors of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center


    NIH FUNDING AND THE PROMISE OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH   November 17, 2015 Lunch Briefing: 12:15-1:30 Dirksen 106   Join the Senate NIH Caucus as we hear from:   Dr. Anthony S. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the lead institute of NIH for research on infectious and immunologic diseases.  Dr. Fauci will […]

  • Budget Deal is a Good Deal for Research


    The following can be attributed to United for Medical Research: We are very encouraged by the bipartisan budget deal that emerged yesterday. It provides much needed breathing room for critical discretionary programs – like medical research – that have been squeezed by the budget caps and sequestration. It is a down payment on the longer […]