Navigation Links
Association of Academic Health Centers Faults Bush's FY 2009 Budget
Date:2/5/2008

Inadequate funding for research and the health workforce raises serious concerns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) has issued strong objections to President Bush's FY2009 budget for both biomedical research and the health workforce. The AAHC believes the FY 2009 budget reflects some poor choices for the nation for the next year while potentially setting a hazardous course for the future.

"The President's FY 2009 budget does little to sustain the nation's preeminence in science and even less to enable us to compete in the growing global research marketplace given the flat funding provided for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)," said AAHC President Dr. Steven Wartman. "Much of our future economy depends on the discoveries generated by today's competitive research funding of the nation's universities that translate discoveries into technologies and products to improve health and well-being. This is simply not the time to erode the base of the biomedical research enterprise with ill-conceived spending decisions," Wartman asserted.

While pleased to note increases in the physical and engineering sciences through the National Science Foundation and funding to the Department of Defense, the AAHC said that flat funding of NIH reflects a lack of understanding of the forces driving cutting-edge science today and emphasizes the clear need for a comprehensive approach to the nation's science policy. The present approach of under-funding biomedical research will have serious ramifications, not just for U.S. science, but for the nation as a whole.

The President's budget also cuts $1 billion from programs for the health professions, including the elimination of funding for Title VII training and education programs in funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration. "At a time of growing shortages in the health professions, this budget undermines the capacity to build our health workforce infrastructure, which is already under duress from piecemeal policy making and looming socio-economic trends," said Wartman.

The AAHC urges members of Congress to stand together to reject these budget priorities of the President. "The U.S. must retain its world leadership in biomedical research at a time of increasing global competition. We must also take steps to assure that we have adequate numbers of health professionals to meet our future needs and challenges," concluded Wartman.

The AAHC is a national non-profit association dedicated to advancing the nation's health and well-being through the vigorous leadership academic health centers.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Association of Academic Health Centers
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Statement by Daniel W. Jones, M.D., American Heart Association President on President Bushs FY 2009 Budget Proposal
2. Statement of the American Diabetes Association on the Administrations Proposal to Undermine Funds for Research, Prevention and Treatment in FY09
3. AUDIO From Medialink and the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers: Survey Finds Americans Unaware Some Fats Are Good for Heart Health
4. Texas Health Care Association Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Fight Planned Federal Cuts to Medicaid, Medicare
5. The American Nurses Association Endorses Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
6. Texas Health Care Association Launches New Educate 08 Effort to Help Focus Needed Attention on Long Term Care Issues, Medicaid Funding Crisis
7. Healthcare Businesswomens Association Announces 2008 Board of Directors
8. American Tailgaters Association, ESPNs Sean Salisbury and George Foreman Unite in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancers Around Super Bowl XLII
9. The American Nurses Association Hosts Conference on the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
10. Jiffy Lube(R) Aims to Raise $1 Million for American Heart Associations Go Red For Women(TM) Movement
11. Fort Dodge Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Launch Educational Web Site
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment ... also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys ... peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing ... members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... . ... ... ... Astellas is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: