President Obama prioritizes medical research

By | January 21, 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) thanks President Barack Obama for his support for federal investment in biomedical research in his final State of the Union address.

To bipartisan applause, the President described the effort to bring the National Institutes of Health “the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade.” Stating that “medical research is critical,” the President announced a new national effort to cure cancer to be led by Vice President Joe Biden and described plans to “push” Congress for funding to combat malaria.

“It is only with robust federal support that the biomedical research community can make progress in developing the treatments and cures for the diseases affecting our families and the broader global community,” said FASEB President Parker B. Antin, PhD. “FASEB thanks the President for prioritizing scientific research and innovation,” he said.