FASEB’s Vice President Elect Highlights the Benefits of NIH Funded Basic Research in His Hometown

By | April 23, 2014

By Allison Lea

In today’s issue of the San Diego Union-Tribune, FASEB’s Vice President Elect for Science Policy, Hudson Freeze, PhD, explains why supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is so crucial for our nation’s future. In his commentary, Dr. Freeze, a resident of San Diego, highlights examples of how NIH funding has benefited not only the city and the state of California, but the entire country as well, by supporting research that has led to important discoveries that will improve human health.  He also calls on San Diegans to let their elected officials know that increased funding for NIH is critical in the coming years. “Today’s benefits came from yesterday’s investment. Tomorrow’s cures depend on today’s decisions,” states Dr. Freeze in his closing paragraph.

Publication of the article falls between the release of FASEB’s updated NIH state factsheets on Tuesday and Experimental Biology 2014, which will be held in San Diego from April 26-30.