• Why invest in NIH research? New infographics explore why medical research is a smart investment.

    There are many reasons to invest in medical research strongly and consistently each year, including that chronic diseases cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually and there is a proven return on every dollar invested in NIH research. UMR is producing a series of infographics that explore the many reasons why medical research is […]


    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Alex Currie “United for Medical Research thanks Chairmen Roy Blunt and Tom Cole and Ranking Members Patty Murray and Rosa DeLauro for their extraordinary work and unwavering leadership, which has resulted in a significant $3 billion boost in funding for NIH in the FY18 Omnibus. This increase, […]

  • UMR Comments on Funding for the National Institutes of Health in the President’s FY19 Budget Request

    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Alex Currie: “Medical research is a national priority and the Administration’s FY19 budget request for the NIH falls well short of that mark. Real increases to the NIH budget are needed to meet public health needs, seize the opportunities of biomedical research, and provide patients hope. […]

  • New Data Shows Economic Impact of NIH Research Funding in 50 States + DC

    NIH Research funding drove nearly $69 Billion in Economic Activity in FY17 and supported more than 402,000 jobs Washington, DC – United for Medical Research (UMR) 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 2017, NIH research […]

  • UMR to Host Congressional Briefing Nov. 15 on Amazing Things Made Possible By NIH Research

    Join United for Medical Research on Wednesday, Nov. 15 for a look at The Amazing Things that NIH-Funded Research Makes Possible  With remarks by  House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson, Chairman Fred Upton and Congresswoman Jackie Speier This panel discussion will include four NIH-funded researchers whose ground-breaking discoveries and personal stories have been featured on the […]