• Labor-HHS Bill Will Help Address Nation’s Most Devastating & Costly Illnesses


    The following statement regarding Senate passage of the Defense and Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Act can be attributed to UMR President Alex Currie:  “United for Medical Research (UMR) is sincerely grateful for the Senate’s critical bipartisan support of a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health.  The steadfast leadership of […]

  • SENATE PASSAGE OF LABOR-HHS APPROPRIATIONS BILL CONTINUES POSITIVE MOMENTUM FOR NIH BUDGET & MEDICAL RESEARCH


    The following statement can be attributed to UMR President Alex Currie “United for Medical Research applauds the Senate’s passage of this appropriations bill and its continuation of recent efforts to rebuild the National Institutes of Health’s budget and put NIH on a sustainable annual growth path. The Senate also deserves great credit for passing the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]