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Biomedical Research Advocates Eye 2022 for NIH Funding Boost

Dec. 23, 2020, 11:00 AM

Medical research funding advocates are already looking to a 2022 spending plan, as the NIH boost in Congress’s end-of-year stimulus deal likely won’t make up for lost research that cost the agency billions.

Particularly in light of Covid-19, we’re going to need to catch up and build out in FY ’22,” Jenny Luray, vice president of strategy and communications for Research!America, said in an interview.

Congress provided $42.9 billion for the National Institutes of Health in fiscal 2021 as part of the $1.4 trillion spending plan passed by the Senate late Monday. The amount marks a $1.25 billion increase...

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