• 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 […]

  • UMR Applauds House & Senate Labor-HHS Appropriators for Boosting NIH Budget and Maintaining Upward Momentum


    UMR released the following statement today from UMR President Alex Currie: “United for Medical Research is grateful for the continued support from House and Senate appropriators for strong National Institutes of Health funding.  We are particularly thankful for the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Chairmen Roy Blunt and Tom Cole and Ranking Members Patty Murray and […]

  • UNITED FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH CHEERS $3 BILLION FUNDING FOR NIH IN OMNIBUS BILL


    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 […]