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Outlook for U.S. Research Funding Grows Grim

Podcast: November 5, 2012

The Burrill Report

The Burrill Report: (November 5, 2012): Outlook for U.S. Research Funding Grows Grim(.MP3,15.44 Mb)

Biomedical and health research and development spending in the United States fell by more than $4 billion in fiscal 2011 according to the nonprofit advocacy group Research America!. It was the first drop in spending since the group began tracking it in 2002. The situation is likely to worsen as budget cuts under sequestration could hit in the new year. We spoke to Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research America! about the United States investment in biomedical research, the likelihood for a lame duck Congress to take action to avoid across the board cuts, and what effects the election could have on research spending.

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