• 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 […]

  • United for Medical Research Statement on the Administration’s Proposed ‘Skinny’ Budget


    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Lizbet Boroughs: March 16, 2017 – “UMR is deeply troubled by the proposed $5.8 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contained in the Administration’s budget proposal released today. A cut of such magnitude would have serious repercussions on medical research, jobs and tUnited […]

  • UMR Writes to President Trump Urging Strong NIH Funding


    Dear President Trump: As a coalition of 25 private industry, academic research institutions and patient and health advocates, we write to highlight a true gem of your Administration: the National Institutes of Health. Given its unmistakable impact on America’s public health, economy and world leadership, few U.S. agencies have as great a return on investment […]

  • United for Medical Research Lauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act


    The following statement from United for Medical Research can be attributed to UMR President David Pugach: Dec. 7 – “United for Medical Research commends the Senate and the House for their overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, and we look forward to President Obama’s swift enactment of this landmark bill. “The […]