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Research!America Chair John Edward Porter says health research and prevention fared well in 2011
Date:12/29/2011

enges in 2012 and beyond. "With an eight percent overall budget cut set for 2013, there is immense pressure on Congress to cut critical funding to agencies suchs as NIH, and we must continue to demonstrate the value of this funding for the health and economic wellbeing of our nation," Porter said. "It is mission-critical that medical research not be subjected to pervasive cuts that could damage our country's reputation as a leader in health research and delivery. "

According to a public opinion poll commissioned by Research!America, 77 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is losing its global competitive edge in science, technology and innovation and 54 percent believe the U.S. doesn't have the best health care system in the world.

"Americans see health research as part of the solution in improving the economy and Americans' quality of life, and our elected officials and candidates for office need to recognize and value it in the same regard," Porter noted. "We are committed to working with Congress in the new year to ensure the stature of U.S. health research and the success of this and future generations of scientists."


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