Tag Archives: Francis Collins

Congressional hearings demonstrate bipartisan support for research funding

But appropriators express concern about mandatory funding in Obama proposals Two recent House Appropriations Committee hearings on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget requests for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) demonstrated bipartisan support for the nation’s research agencies. The enthusiasm for providing increases to NIH and NSF was… Read More »

NIH Director Received Warmly by Senate Appropriations Committee

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, received strong bipartisan support when he appeared before the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee on April 30 to discuss the agency’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding request. Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) said in his opening statement, “I’m anticipating that this committee… Read More »

NIH Director Highlights Opportunities for Biomedical Research; Need for Adequate Federal Funding

By Meghan McCabe “This is a time of unprecedented promise in medical research,” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, stated in a recent Journal of the American Medical Association Viewpoints article. He highlighted several exciting areas of science that could be pursued with a sustainable and predictable federal investment in NIH.… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Members of Congress to Return for “Lame Duck” Session; Appropriations Committees Prepare Omnibus Funding Bill; House Leader Outlines 2015 Agenda After spending six weeks on the campaign trail, lawmakers will return to Capitol Hill November 12 for a “lame duck” session to conclude one of the least productive congresses in recent history.… Read More »

FASEB Comments on Proposed NIH Policy to Balance Sex in Animal and Cell Studies

By Anne Deschamps The Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a pending policy to balance sex in preclinical research. FASEB called for NIH to provide clear guidelines for the review of research proposals, to be transparent regarding the types of research eligible… Read More »

Senate Appropriations Committee Holds Hearing on Innovation Deficit

By Meghan McCabe On April 29, the Senate Appropriators held their first full Committee hearing of the year, entitled “Driving Innovation through Federal Investment.”  Overall, the tone of the hearing was very positive. Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) acknowledged the historical bipartisan support for research and innovation, stating “…discovery is in our DNA,” and Ranking Member… Read More »