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ASH awards first Bridge Grants to sustain critical hematology research
Date:4/8/2013

part of this first round.

The "Rally for Medical Research," backed by more than 200 partner organizations across the country, serves as a unified call to action to researchers, clinicians, patients, and other advocates to raise awareness of the need for sustained investment in the NIH to improve health, spur more progress, inspire more hope, and save more lives. ASH's support of the rally is one of many components of a multifaceted approach the Society launched last year to address devastating NIH budget cuts, which included the establishment of the Bridge Grant program, the creation of the ASH Foundation, enhanced advocacy, and increased communication to the media about the importance of federally funded biomedical research and to the ASH membership to encourage everyone to join the effort and make their voices heard.

"Through ASH's support of these 17 tremendous research projects as well as our leading role in today's 'Rally for Medical Research' we hope to convey a loud, clear message that this is time to invest not to defund science," said Dr. Abkowitz. "We will continue working hard to urge Congress to develop a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not involve further cuts to biomedical research."


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Contact: Andrea Slesinski
aslesinski@hematology.org
202-552-4927
American Society of Hematology
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