Staglin Family Vineyard

Dear Research Advocate, This week was chock-full of federal appropriations activity bearing on the future of research, and ultimately, the future of health. While agency funding for Fiscal Year 2020 is far from resolved, some very positive and not-so-positive steps were taken by Congress. First, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its long-awaited Labor/HHS bill. The exciting headline is that NIH received a vital $3 billion increase, which, if enacted, would bring its total funding to $42.08 billion. The CDC, meanwhile, would receive an increase of only $180 million for a total budget of $7.46 billion. This increase is woefully insufficient to enable CDC’s 24/7 vigilance and...
The International Mental Health Research Organization is inviting you to submit essays about neuropsychiatric research and national mental health policy for their 2013 Brainstorm Contest . The best essay will snag the author two tickets to the IMHRO’€™s Music Festival for Mental Health . These tickets get you entry to the scientific symposium, reception, concert and dinner at the Staglin Family Vineyard on September 7, 2013. Participants are invited to write essays on the following topics (only one essay per topic will be accepted): What one discovery or technology would you most like to see emerge from neuropsychiatric science in the next five years, and why? [ view suggested topics ] What...

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