With 2014 budget process beginning, NIH cuts decried

Published on July 10, 2013 at 4:46 AM · No Comments

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., is joined by executives from the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins to call for an end to sequestration cuts of medical research budgets.

Baltimore Sun: Federal Medical Research Cuts Decried At Hopkins
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding cuts are reversed. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, joined Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Hopkins executives and a stroke survivor at Hopkins' Children's Center to appeal for restoration of $1.5 billion in NIH funding cuts as part of the budget "sequester" approved last winter by Congress (Wheeler, 7/8).

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