publication date: Mar. 30, 2018
New players, new strategies, new resolve raise NIH budget to new level
By Matthew Bin Han Ong
Photo courtesy of Research!America
The Research!America 2018 Advocacy Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium March 14
On March 14, beneath the soaring ceiling of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) faced a constellation of round tables at the Research!America 2018 Advocacy Awards Dinner.
“We must remain constantly, constantly vigilant to ensure that we have the critical funding for medical research,” said Pelosi. “Now, I just saw Dr. [NIH Director Francis] Collins a moment ago, and I said to him, ‘I think it’s possible that we will be adding $3 billion to the NIH budget this year.’”
What? Three billion? Did the House minority leader get her numbers wrong?
The latest draft of the Senate HHS appropriations bill had slated a $2 billion raise; the House version, only $1.1 billion. Plus, President Donald Trump had proposed axing NIH by 22 percent for 2018 and 27 percent for 2019. Would Pelosi be the first politician to get a bit farshimmelt?
Actually, Pelosi statement … Continue reading New players, new strategies, new resolve raise nih budget to new level
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