NIH would see huge budget cut under White House proposal

The Washington Post reports that the National Institutes of Health would suffer a $5.8 billion cut under President Trump's budget proposal which was released today. It would be a 19% cut of NIH's $30.3 billion discretionary budget, the Post reports
The Post article state: “The plan ‘includes a major reorganization' of NIH's 27 institutes and centers and would eliminate the Fogarty International Center, a $69.1 million program dedicated to building partnerships between health research institutions in the United States and abroad.”

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The budget states: Reduces the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) spending relative to the 2017 annualized CR level by $5.8 billion to $25.9 billion. The Budget includes a major reorganization of NIH's Institutes and Centers to help focus resources on the highest priority research and training activities, including: eliminating the Fogarty International Center; consolidating the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within NIH; and other consolidations and structural changes across NIH organizations and activities. The Budget also reduces administrative costs and rebalance Federal contributions to research funding.

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