• 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 […]

  • UNITED FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH APPLAUDS CRITICAL FUNDING FOR NIH IN SENATE LABOR-HHS SPENDING BILL


    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Lizbet Boroughs: September 6, 2017 – “United for Medical Research (UMR) applauds the critical increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contained in the bill approved today by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. We […]

  • UMR Applauds Funding Boost for NIH in Bill Passed by House Appropriations Committee


    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Lizbet Boroughs: “United for Medical Research (UMR) applauds the increase to the budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contained in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee yesterday. We are deeply appreciative of Subcommittee Chairman […]