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ICA JOINS FRIENDS OF NIDDK IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED NIH FUNDING
Joining forces with 33 other patient, provider, healthcare, and research organizations, ICA signed on to letters urging Congress to promptly pass the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills with a robust increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the work of the NIDDK.
“As a deal on an omnibus has not yet been reached, we are concerned that additional continuing resolutions (CRs) beyond the February 18 deadline would further destabilize the biomedical research enterprise, which is already suffering due to COVID-19 induced disruptions. Because of the uncertainty of a CR, NIH will be unable to fully commit anticipated resources to multi-year grants, resulting in delays in funding for extremely competitive grants and high-impact new projects. These delays affect patients waiting for new treatments and cures, researchers, lab staff, graduate students and postdocs.”
Click here to read the full letter.