Federal funding for medical research is in jeopardy, threatening the US biomedical research enterprise, the future health of our citizens, and the US economy. On September 17th, the Biophysical Society will be joining with over 300 national organizations to bring together researchers, patients, and medical professionals to meet with House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to educate Congress on the important role federal funding plays in biomedical research. Specfically, we will:
- Urge Congress to make funding for the the NIH a national priority.
- Raise awareness about the connection between today’s discoveries and tomorrow’s cures.
- Explain why the federal government has a critical role to play in funding research.
While the Society will have four members of the public affairs committee participating in the Hill visits on Thursday, September 17, the Society leadership hopes that many more members will participate by picking up the phone, sending an email, or tweeting in support of the Rally. It’s easy to get started on the Biophysical Society’s website.
The Biophysical Society is proud to be a Bronze Level Supporter of the Rally for Medical Research.