BMES SIGNS THE AD HOC GROUP FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH LETTER
December 10, 2020
BMES has signed onto a letter with nearly 350 member organizations representing patients, clinicians, scientists, educators, academic institutions, research organizations, and industry to thank President-elect Biden for his steadfast support of science. His Build Back Better plan would grant $300 billion in new research and development investments and supports increased and sustainable funding growth for the NIH.
In the letter, the signatories applaud President-elect Biden and his transition team for the steps they have taken to seek and follow recommendations from the scientific community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and urges attention to foundational principles, emergency supplemental funding, and a strong commitment across disciplines and disease areas in the fight. Finally, the group recommends "an ongoing commitment to meaningful growth above the cost of biomedical research inflation for the NIH," and offered its community as a resource to help determine policies and formulate budget requests.
If you are interested in reading the full signed letter, please click here.