April 15, 2007

Report on NIH Funding and the Status of Biomedical Research

A group representing nine research institutions, headed by Harvard University and including the University of California, issued a report in March on how years of flat NIH budgets have harmed progress in disease treatment and prevention and have undermined U.S. competitiveness in biomedical research. The report, “Within Our Grasp—Or Slipping Away? Assuring a New Era of Scientific and Medical Progress” is available on the Association of American Universities web site at http://www.aau.edu/research/NIH_Basic_Research_Brochure-2007-03-19.pdf.