AADR joined over 100 organizations to oppose the 20% cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget and the reduction in NIH support for indirect research costs proposed in President Trump’s FY18 budget request. From the letter:
Conducting high-quality medical research for our country carries expenses, including essential costs for maintenance and development of state-of-the-art labs, utilities such as precision climate control, security protections for handling dangerous chemicals, proper disposal of hazardous waste, and personnel to support required administrative and compliance work, among others. It simply is not possible to carry out medical research without incurring such expenses, and NIH support for F&A helps offset a portion of these real research costs.
Please click here for the full text of the letter sent to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Dr. Tom Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.