Scientists and physicians aren’t known for taking political action. But cuts to NIH funding—mandated by the sequester—have motivated many to speak out and rally in support of funding for medical research.
The cuts, which went into effect on March 1, slashed the NIH budget by 5.1 percent along with all other non-defense discretionary spending. Cuts may increase to 8.2 percent next year.
Members of the CUMC community have personal as well as professional stories about why medical research funding matters to them. Click on their images to read about why they oppose NIH cuts.
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