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Proposed FY18 Budget Cuts & Their Impact on NIH’s Role in Sustaining the U.S. Economy

May 11, 2017


If the cuts to the National Institutes of Health’s budget proposed by the White House in March are adopted for fiscal year 2018, new data from United for Medical Research shows that there could be a loss of nearly 90,000 jobs and $15 billion in economic activity compared to 2016. NIH-funded research, conducted at academic and medical institutions in communities in every state in the nation, is an engine for medical progress and economic growth. In 2016, NIH research directly and indirectly supported 380,000 jobs across the United States and contributed $65 billion in economic activity.