Mary Woolley's weekly Letter

You may have paused yesterday in solidarity with the young scientists who galvanized the #ShutDownSTEM(link is external) movement to listen and reflect on your personal and your organization’s role in ending racism; I did. 

This week was chock-full of federal appropriations activity bearing on the future of research, and ultimately, the future of health.

There was great excitement among advocates this week when rumors began swirling that the Senate “Labor HHS” bill may include a $3B increase for NIH.

Ten years ago this month, Dr. Francis Collins became the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health. The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, of which Research!America is a member

At our recent jam-packed Alliance Member Meeting we heard from Grace Graham, Health Policy Director for Senate HELP Committee Chairman Alexander (R-TN), and Andi Fristedt, Deputy Health Policy Director for Ranking Member Murray (D-WA). 

Today, the House Commerce, Justice, and Science(CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee released its Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill, which they will consider tomorrow. The good news is that the bill contains the largest increase in funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in several years; the bad news is we can’t get there from here unless we #RaisetheCaps.


Dear Research Advocate,

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