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Dear Research Advocate: 
 

Dear Research Advocate:

Research!America applauds Senator Tom Harkin for taking bold, decisive action to heal fissures in our nation’€™s research pipeline with legislation that will strengthen the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget over the next six years. The Accelerate Biomedical Research Act will establish a pathway for sustained growth in the NIH budget. That budget has remained virtually stagnant over the last decade, jeopardizing promising research to combat disease and deflating the aspirations of early career scientists.

collage fact sheetResearch!America’€™s newest fact sheet series highlights the personal stories of medical research and the importance of increasing the NIH budget in FY15.

Dear Research Advocate:

By Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.), Chief Executive Officer, American Association for Cancer Research

Dear Research Advocate:

Congress continues to pay particular attention to – and make decisions bearing on – the pace of medical progress. To briefly count the ways:

The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations subcommittee heard testimony yesterday from agency heads within HHS about the significance of health-related spending, including spending on medical and health research. Read our written testimony here.

Dear Research Advocate:

Excerpt of an op-ed by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley published in the Huffington Post.

The price of wasted time is too high

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