• New Report Highlights Alternative Approaches to Securing Predictable NIH Funding


    WASHINGTON, D.C.  – February 26, 2015 – Following more than a decade of flat funding for lifesaving biomedical research, a new report released today on Capitol Hill provides alternative approaches to ensuring sustained investment in medical discovery and economic growth within the biomedical sector. The report, titled Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget […]

  • United for Medical Research Response to President Obama’s FY16 Budget Proposal


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “We welcome President Obama’s FY16 budget proposal to increase National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and eliminate harmful sequestration. NIH has fostered remarkable advancements in human health, but has suffered from inadequate funding for the past decade. Additional […]

  • United for Medical Research Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation to Boost NIH Funding


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “We commend Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) for introducing two new pieces of legislation this week that would boost federal funding for the National Institutes of Health […]

  • United for Medical Research Praises 21st Century Cures Initiative


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: “The release of the 21st Century Cures discussion draft represents a promising opportunity for passing meaningful legislation on National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and policy. We applaud the leadership of Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Representative Diana DeGette […]

  • Reaction to the FY15 Omnibus Spending Bill


    The following statement may be attributed to Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research: WASHINGTON – “Congress has missed a major opportunity to fund advances in science and medicine that improve our nation’s health and economic outlook, with nearly flat funding for the National Institutes of Health in its FY15 omnibus bill. With millions […]