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UMR Letters & Statements

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September 25, 2019

UMR Urges Bipartisan Progress on Labor-HHS Funding Bill

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July 23, 2019

UMR Applauds Budget Agreement; Will Benefit NIH and Biomedical Research

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May 9, 2019

UMR Praises Funding for NIH in House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

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April 1, 2019

Letter to Appropriation Labor-HHS Subcommittee Leaders on NIH Funding for FY2020

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April 1, 2019

RECENT NIH BUDGET GROWTH FUELING ECONOMIC GROWTH: NIH research funding drove nearly $74 billion in economic activity and supported more than 433,000 jobs in FY18

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March 15, 2019

NIH RESEARCH FUNDING AND RURAL STATES: New report finds significant impact where least expected

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February 27, 2019

Letter to Senate Leaders Urging New Budget Agreement

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February 27, 2019

Letter to House Leaders Urging New Budget Agreement

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September 26, 2018

Labor-HHS Bill Will Help Address Nation’s Most Devastating and Costly Illnesses and Continue America’s Biomedical Leadership

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September 18, 2018

Labor-HHS Bill Will Help Address Nation’s Most Devastating & Costly Illnesses

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August 23, 2018

Senate Passage of Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill Continues Positive Momentum for NIH Budget & Medical Research

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June 27, 2018

UMR Applauds House & Senate Labor-HHS Appropriators for Boosting NIH Budget and Maintaining Upward Momentum

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June 18, 2018

WHY INVEST IN NIH RESEARCH? New infographics explore why medical research is a smart investment.

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March 22, 2018

United for Medical Research Cheers $3 Billion Funding for NIH in Omnibus Bill

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March 8, 2018

Letter to Appropriation Leaders on NIH Funding in FY18 Omnibus

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February 13, 2018

UMR Comments on Funding for the National Institutes of Health in the President’s FY19 Budget Request

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February 8, 2018

NEW DATA SHOWS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NIH RESEARCH FUNDING IN 50 STATES + DC

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November 8, 2017

UMR TO HOST CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING NOV. 15 ON AMAZING THINGS MADE POSSIBLE BY NIH RESEARCH

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September 6, 2017

United for Medical Research Applauds Critical Funding for NIH in Senate Labor-HHS Spending Bill

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July 20, 2017

UMR Applauds Funding Boost for NIH in Bill Passed by House Appropriations Committee

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May 23, 2017

Cuts to NIH Budget a Blow to Medical Research, Patients

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May 11, 2017

‘SKINNY BUDGET’ CUTS TO NIH COULD STRIP 90,000 JOBS AND $15 BILLION FROM THE U.S. ECONOMY

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May 1, 2017

United for Medical Research Applauds $2 Billion Boost for NIH in FY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

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April 11, 2017

UMR Letter to Appropriators on FY17 and FY18 NIH Funding

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March 28, 2017

NEW DATA SHOWS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NIH RESEARCH IN 50 STATES + DC

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March 16, 2017

United for Medical Research Statement on the Administration’s Proposed ‘Skinny’ Budget

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March 10, 2017

UMR Writes to President Trump Urging Strong NIH Funding

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December 7, 2016

United for Medical Research Lauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

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November 29, 2016

Letter to Congressional Leaders on 21st Century Cures (November 2016)

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November 28, 2016

When America Invests in Medical Research, Cures Happens

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October 28, 2016

UMR letter to House and Senate leaders urging action on “Cures” legislation in Lame Duck

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October 28, 2016

Letter to Senate Leaders on 21st Century Cures

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October 28, 2016

Letter to House Leaders on 21st Century Cures

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September 28, 2016

Passage of ‘Cures’ Legislation to Fund Medical Research Must be a Top Priority for Congress in November

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September 12, 2016

FROM BIONIC ORGANS TO CANCER-ILLUMINATING GOGGLES, NIH FUNDING MAKES AMAZING THINGS POSSIBLE

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July 6, 2016

United for Medical Research Thanks House Labor-H Subcommittee for Increased NIH Funding in FY17 Appropriations Draft Bill

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June 7, 2016

United for Medical Research Applauds Continuation of Strong NIH Funding in Senate Labor HHS Subcommittee Bill

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April 29, 2016

Letter in Support of Senate Innovations Package

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February 22, 2016

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Chairs and Ranking Members supporting at least $34.5 billion for NIH in FY17

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February 9, 2016

United for Medical Research Comments on President’s FY17 Budget Proposal

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December 16, 2015

NIH Funding in Omnibus a Major Step Forward for Patients and Cures

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November 11, 2015

Senate NIH Caucus briefing to feature the Directors of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

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October 27, 2015

Budget Deal is a Good Deal for Research

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October 21, 2015

RESEARCH & DEFENSE GROUPS: Budget caps risk national security and medical research priorities

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October 1, 2015

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AVERTED, TIME TO FOCUS ON A BUDGET THAT ALLOWS FOR GREATER INVESTMENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

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July 27, 2015

United for Medical Research Statement on NIH’s Bypass Budget for Alzheimer’s

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July 10, 2015

United for Medical Research Applauds Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act; Urges Senate to Act Expeditiously

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July 2, 2015

United for Medical Research Urges Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

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July 2, 2015

NIH: A Treasure Worth Investing In (Roll Call)

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June 24, 2015

United for Medical Research Reacts to the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

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June 19, 2015

Research, Life Science Industry, and Patient Advocacy Groups Lend Support for NIH Funding Provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

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May 15, 2015

United for Medical Research Offers Strong Support for the NIH Funding in 21st Century Cures

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April 29, 2015

United for Medical Research Applauds 21st Century Cures Draft Bill; Provides $10 Billion Increase to NIH

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March 18, 2015

United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 Senate Budget Resolution

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March 17, 2015

United for Medical Research Reacts to FY16 House Budget Resolution

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February 26, 2015

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO SECURING PREDICTABLE NIH FUNDING

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February 2, 2015

United for Medical Research Response to President Obama’s FY16 Budget Proposal

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January 28, 2015

United for Medical Research Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation to Boost NIH Funding

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January 27, 2015

United for Medical Research Praises 21st Century Cures Initiative

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December 9, 2014

Reaction to the FY15 Omnibus Spending Bill

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November 12, 2014

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Chairs and Ranking Members Supporting Inclusion of Senate Provisions Related to NIH in the Final FY15 Spending Bill

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September 11, 2014

NEW INTERACTIVE MAP SPOTLIGHTS STATE-LEVEL IMPACTS OF NIH FUNDS

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July 24, 2014

Letter in Support of Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Accelerating Biomedical Research Act (S. 2658), Which Seeks To Increase Funding for NIH

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June 10, 2014

Reaction to the Senate LHHS Subcommittee’s FY15 Markup

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June 9, 2014

UMR Submits Response to 21st Century Cures White Paper

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June 3, 2014

Letter to Senate Appropriators Requesting $32 Billion in Funding for NIH, $2.1 Billion Above FY14

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June 3, 2014

Letter to House Appropriators requesting $32 billion in funding for NIH, $2.1 billion above FY14

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April 28, 2014

Senate Appropriations Committee to Hold Hearing on US Innovation Deficit

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April 10, 2014

Letter in Support of Representative Anna Eshoo’s (D-CA) American HEALS Act (HR 4384), Which Seeks to Ensure Stable Funding for NIH

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March 28, 2014

UMR Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Committee in Support of $32 Billion for NIH in FY15

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March 14, 2014

Letter in support of Senator Richard Durbin’s (D-IL) American Cures Act (S. 2658), Which Seeks to Ensure Stable Funding for NIH

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March 4, 2014

Reaction to President Obama’s FY15 Budget for Biomedical Research

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February 28, 2014

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Chairs and Ranking Members on the FY15 302(b) Allocation for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Spending Bill

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January 14, 2014

Reaction to FY14 Omnibus Spending Bill

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December 18, 2013

Reaction to Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

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December 11, 2013

Reaction to Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

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December 10, 2013

MEDICAL RESEARCHERS DETAIL IMPACT OF NIH BUDGET CUTS TO RESEARCH, PATIENTS AND THE ECONOMY

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November 26, 2013

UMR Letter to the Congressional Budget Conference

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September 27, 2013

United for Medical Research Statement on Impending Federal Government Shutdown

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July 24, 2013

NEW UMR REPORT EXAMINES ROLE OF NIH FUNDING IN FUELING PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH, INNOVATION AND U.S. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

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July 12, 2013

UMR Reacts to NIH Biomedical Research Funding Levels in Senate FY2014 Appropriations Markup

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July 9, 2013

UMR Urges Congress to Strengthen Commitment to Biomedical Research in FY2014

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June 12, 2013

STUDY SHOWS U.S. GENETICS AND GENOMICS INDUSTRY HAS TRILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC IMPACT

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April 10, 2013

President Obama’s FY14 Budget Provides Essential Boost to Biomedical Research Funding

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April 8, 2013

PUTTING WASHINGTON UNDER THE MICROSCOPE AT THE RALLY FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

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March 22, 2013

UMR Applauds Senators Durbin, Moran, Mikulski, Cardin NIH Amendment to FY14 Budget Resolution

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March 12, 2013

UMR Applauds Senator Harkin’s LHHS Amendment to Boost Funding for NIH Medical Research

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February 12, 2013

UMR Reacts to the State of the Union

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February 6, 2013

LOOMING SEQUESTRATION CUTS TO MEDICAL RESEARCH THREATEN MORE THAN 20,000 JOBS

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January 2, 2013

Democrats and Republicans Sign Letter to Protect NIH

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December 3, 2012

Infographic: Fiscal Cliff Puts Medical Research in Jeopardy

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September 20, 2012

NEW POLL: Majority of likely voters oppose across-the-board cuts in 2013

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September 19, 2012

Infographic: The NIH Medical Innovation Ecosystem

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September 17, 2012

UMR Statement Reacting to OMB Report on Sequestration

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September 13, 2012

Upcoming Press Event: Sequestration’s Impact on NIH, from Patients to Research to Jobs

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July 18, 2012

NIH Biomedical Research Funding Threatened Following House LHHS Subcommittee Markup

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June 14, 2012

UMR Statement on Senator Moran Support for Funding Boost for NIH Medical Research

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June 12, 2012

Statement from United for Medical Research on NIH FY2013 Appropriations

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May 17, 2012

NEW REPORT: Declining NIH investment threatens U.S. global competitiveness

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March 28, 2012

BUDGET SEQUESTRATION THREATENS NIH’S ROLE IN SUSTAINING U.S. ECONOMY: 33,000 jobs at stake

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March 20, 2012

NIH INVESTMENT SUPPORTED 432,000 JOBS in 2011

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December 19, 2011

FY 2012 Omnibus Spending Package Calls for Increase in NIH Funding

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May 23, 2011

Cutting French Fries from McDonalds: About as Smart as the Federal Government Cutting NIH Funding

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May 10, 2011

INVESTMENT IN NIH SUPPORTED NEARLY HALF A MILLION JOBS IN 2010

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March 4, 2011

Senator Harkin Voices Support for NIH Research in Hill Op-ed

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February 16, 2011

PROFILES OF PROMISE: Bipartisan Members of Congress fight for cures

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February 14, 2011

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BUDGET PROVIDES ESSENTIAL FUNDING FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TO IMPROVE HEALTH, INNOVATION, JOB CREATION

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January 26, 2011

President Obama Commits to Investing in Biomedical Research, Encouraging Innovation and Creating Jobs

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December 17, 2010

Congressional Omnibus Vote Would Provide Boost to Health and Economy Through NIH Research Funds

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September 7, 2010

UMR Urges OMB to Remember Importance of Biomedical Research

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July 30, 2010

Senate Committee Vote to Increase Biomedical Research Funding Provides Boost to Health Care and the Economy

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July 21, 2010

House Appropriations Subcommittee Markup Provides Needed Boost to NIH Biomedical Research Funding

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May 5, 2010

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Discusses FY2011 NIH Biomedical Research Budget

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April 30, 2010

House Appropriations Subcommittee Discusses FY2011 NIH Biomedical Research Budget

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April 19, 2010

25 U.S. Governors Show Support for Increased Biomedical Research Funding

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February 2, 2010

UMR Statement on the President’s FY2011 Budget

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January 22, 2010

RECOVER ACT CREATING JOBS, FUNDING EXCITING SCIENCE

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January 20, 2010

UMR RELEASES A RECOVERY ACT SUCCESS STORY

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July 28, 2009

Statement by United for Medical Research on House Passage of the Labor-HAS-Education Appropriation Bill

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July 8, 2009

UMR Applauds Nomination of Dr. Francis Collins as NIH Director

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June 22, 2009

Panel Tells the NIH Story — Past, Present and Future

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June 12, 2009

UMR TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION ON CAPITOL HILL

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June 10, 2009

NEW COALITION SUPPORTS INCREASED NIH FUNDING