The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act invested $10.4 billion over two years in biomedical research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Much of those funds are now at work across the country in the service of better health and a healthier economy. This report demonstrates how Recovery Act dollars are working at this critical time in our nation’s history. We highlight some of the most exciting projects funded and demonstrate the broad anticipated economic impact of these investments, including tens of thousands of jobs saved or created, entire industries rejuvenated, and health care cost reductions.

Cures City

Take a virtual tour of the ways in which NIH Recovery Act funds deliver value – today and well into the future.

A Historic Scientific Moment: Scientist Stories

Scientists now have the opportunity to beat back disease using new knowledge of biological structures and functions. Watch and listen as some of the nation's greatest bioscientific and bio-business minds describe why this moment - and the Recovery Act - are so important.

Craig Thompson

Garret Fitzgerald

Jim Greenwood

John Gearhart

John Trojanowski

Len Lichtenfeld

Steve Fluharty

George Ann Blough

Robert Carey

Roger Kornberg

Duane Roth

Clyde Yancy

Jeffrey Upperman

Roberta Diaz Brinton