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“Young medical researchers face staggering odds,” External Web Site Policy by Maria Freire, Congress Blog, The Hill, May 20, 2015


U.S. Science Suffering from Booms and Busts in FundingExternal Web Site Policy by Richard Harris and Robert Benincasa, NPR, Sept. 9, 2014

Now is the Time to Invest in NIHExternal Web Site Policy  by Vivian Lee, Deseret News, Aug. 26, 2014

Crisis in Medical Research Portends a Disease TsunamiExternal Web Site Policy by Llewellyn King, The News Tribune, Aug. 21, 2014

The U.S. Should Invest in Science, Not WarExternal Web Site Policy by Steven Salzberg, Forbes, June 16, 2014

Time to Speak Up for ResearchExternal Web Site Policy by John Edward Porter, Science, June 13, 2014

Budget Squeeze Jeopardizes Search for CuresExternal Web Site Policy by Editorial Board, USA Today, May 4, 2014

University-based Research: Always a WinnerExternal Web Site Policy  by Bernie Machen, Huffington Post, April 3, 2014

America’s Underappreciated Entrepreneur: The Federal GovernmentExternal Web Site Policy  by Teresa Tritch, The New York Times, Mar. 23, 2014


The Innovation DeficitExternal Web Site Policy by L. Rafael Reif, The Boston Globe, Dec. 29, 2013

Investing in the Nation's HealthExternal Web Site Policy by Francis S. Collins, The Washington Post, Dec. 24, 2013

NIH Research is Ailing from the Budget SqueezeExternal Web Site Policy by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2013

Dr. Francis Collins: Politics on the Frontier of ScienceExternal Web Site Policy by Joseph Rago, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 8, 2013

What Now: It Still Takes Too Long and Costs Too MuchExternal Web Site Policy  by Margaret Anderson, Huffington Post, Oct. 31, 2013

Washington Budget Cuts Have Real Impact on Those Living with MSExternal Web Site Policy  Jim Elfline, The Herald, Oct. 26, 2013

The Way We WereExternal Web Site Policy  by Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2013

One Nation in Support of Biomedical Research?” by Sally Rockey and Francis Collins, NIH Director’s Blog, Sept. 24, 2013

U.S. Must Restore Biomedical Research FundingExternal Web Site Policy  by Bipasha Mukherjee-Clavin, Carolina Montaño, Neil M. Neumann, and Wan R. Yang, The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 17, 2013

‘Century of Biology’ in U.S. Is Being Undone by SequesterExternal Web Site Policy by Morton Kondracke, Roll Call, Sept. 17, 2013

Cutting Biomedical Research $$ Shortens Americans’ LifespansExternal Web Site Policy  by Paul E. Klotman and Adam Kuspa, Huffington Post, Sept. 11, 2013

The Sequester’s a Public Health HazardExternal Web Site Policy  by George F. Will, The Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2013

Cuts in Research Funding Undermine Medical InnovationExternal Web Site Policy by John Edward Porter, Great Falls Tribune, July 28, 2013

Voices: Sequester Impact on Biomedical ResearchExternal Web Site Policy by Francis Collins et al, Cell, July 3, 2013

Don’t let American Science Suffer from Federal Spending CutbacksExternal Web Site Policy by Michael S. Lubell, Roll Call, May 3, 2013

Medical Research Cuts Have Immediate Health EffectsExternal Web Site Policy by Sarah Bacon, The Atlantic, April 17, 2013

NIH cutbacks bite into medical research for cancer cures and treatmentExternal Web Site Policy by Ralph de Vere White, The Sacramento Bee, April 4, 2013

Sickening cuts to NIH: We will all suffer when the sequester leads to pulling the plug on promising medical research,” External Web Site Policy by Michael Milken and Elias Zerhouni, The Baltimore Sun, Mar. 21, 2013

Hurting the nation's health: Sequestration cuts in biomedical and behavioral research will rob Americans of economic gains and better lives,” External Web Site Policy by Arthur S. Levine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 18, 2013

Legendary Drug Industry Executives Warn U.S. Science Cuts Endanger The Future,” External Web Site Policy Marc Tessier-Lavigne, P. Roy Vagelos, and Elias Zerhouni, Forbes, Mar. 6, 2013

Maintaining America’s Role as the World’s Innovation Leader,” External Web Site Policy by Peter McPherson, Roll Call, Feb. 25, 2013

Former NIH director: The sequester will set back medical science for a generation,” External Web Site Policy by Dylan Matthews, The Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2013

The sequester remains a health threat,” External Web Site Policy by John Edward Porter and Kweisi Mfume, Roll Call, Feb. 1, 2013

Dire Health Consequences May Follow if We Don't Blunt Proposed Slashes in NIH, Research Funding,” External Web Site Policy by Glenn D. Braunstein, Huffington Post, Jan. 25, 2013

A Big Hole Where a Cliff Used to Be,” External Web Site Policy by William T. Talman, Huffington Post, Jan. 22, 2013

Sequestering Science,” External Web Site Policy by Michael D. Purugganan, Huffington Post, Jan. 16, 2013

(Not so) sudden impact,” External Web Site Policy by Jeremy Berg, ASBMB today, Jan. 2013


Federal cuts to medical research would be devastating,” External Web Site Policy by Larry J. Shapiro, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec. 5, 2012

Dwindling federal funds threaten research, lives,” External Web Site Policy by John D’Orazio, Lexington Herald-Leader, Dec. 4, 2012

In defense of science: How the Fiscal Cliff could cripple research enterprise,” External Web Site Policy by Puneet Opal, The Atlantic, Dec. 3, 2012

It’s time to get serious about science,” External Web Site Policy by Jim Cooper and Alan I. Leshner, The Washington Post, Sept. 9, 2012

Investing in Science, Reaping Rewards,” External Web Site Policy by Michael Milken, The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 7, 2012.

Why research funding needs the North Bay's help,” External Web Site Policy by Dennis F. Mangan, The Press Democrat Aug. 11, 2012.

A Tale of Two Countries,” External Web Site Policy by Yoo Jung Kim, The Dartmouth, Aug. 3, 2012.

Worst possible time to cut research,” External Web Site Policy Minneapolis StarTribune, July 30, 2012

The payoff from funding science research,” External Web Site Policy by Fareed Zakaria, The Washington Post, June 21, 2012.

Are we taking medical research and future healthcare advances for granted?External Web Site Policy by Mary J.C. Hendrix, Chicago Tribune Local, March 15, 2012.


Our incomparable nation: keep American science alive,” External Web Site Policy by Huda Akil, Washington Times, Dec. 27, 2011.

American science losing ground,” External Web Site Policy by Carol Greider, Baltimore Sun, Dec. 22, 2011.

American science can benefit from Texas leadership,” External Web Site Policy by William Brinkley and Peter Hotez, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2011.

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