United for Medical Research responds to 2015 spending bill @UMR4NIH

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Congress has missed a major opportunity to fund advances in science and medicine that improve our nation’s health and economic outlook, with nearly flat funding for the National Institutes of Health in its FY15 omnibus bill. With millions of deaths annually from disease, millions more receiving devastating diagnoses every day and a decade of declining funding slowing the progress of scientists in research labs across the country, we call on Congress to renew its effort to fund vital medical research supported by NIH. Sustained increases to the NIH budget are necessary to close our nation’s innovation deficit — the widening gap between the current medical research funding levels and the investment required to ensure the U.S. remains the world’s innovation leader.

-Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, President, United for Medical Research

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