• United for Medical Research Applauds 21st Century Cures Draft Bill; Provides $10 Billion Increase to NIH


    The following statement may be attributed to Jennifer Poulakidas, co-President, United for Medical Research: “United for Medical Research applauds the updated 21st Century Cures discussion draft, which authorizes a mandatory $10 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health, and the bipartisan leadership that led to this outcome. The proposed $10 billion increase over five […]

  • United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 Senate Budget Resolution


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to United for Medical Research: “While we applaud the Senate Budget Committee’s call for strong funding for medical research in its FY16 budget resolution, the proposed $236 billion cut to non-defense spending over ten years would make needed increases nearly impossible. Reduced and inconsistent spending at the […]

  • United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 House Budget Resolution


    WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to United for Medical Research: “The House Budget Committee’s FY16 budget resolution drastically reduces non-defense discretionary spending by $759 billion over ten years and, as such, would significantly impede our ability to advance science and combat disease. As a nation, we cannot continue to erode non-defense discretionary […]

  • 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 […]