• 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 […]

  • When America Invests in Medical Research, Cures Happens


    The following statement from United for Medical Research can be attributed to UMR President David Pugach: November 28 – “United for Medical Research is very pleased to see the House and Senate agreement on a medical innovation package that includes significant funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We urge its passage on the […]

  • UMR letter to House and Senate leaders urging action on “Cures” legislation in Lame Duck


    UMR sent the following letter to House and Senate leadership today calling passage of the 21st Century Cures Act a rare opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of all Americans and strongly urging Congress to prioritize consideration of the bill after the election.   On behalf of United for Medical Research (UMR), […]