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Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, Picower Professor of Neuroscience at MIT discusses her research on Alzheimer’s disease at a UMR event on Capitol Hill.                     

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UMR is a coalition of leading research institutions, patient and health advocates and private industry seeking steady and sustainable increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health in order to save and improve lives, advance innovation and fuel the economy.

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UMR Board and Officers

  • Christopher Austin
    Christopher Austin Johns Hopkins University - President
  • Lizbet Boroughs
    Lizbet Boroughs Association of American Universities - Treasurer
  • Caitlin Leach
    Caitlin Leach Northwestern University – Secretary
  • Rachel Conant
    Rachel Conant Alzheimer’s Association – Board Member
  • Sally Guthrie
    Sally Guthrie BD - Board Member
  • Chol Pak Thermo Fisher Scientific – President
  • Lizbet Boroughs Association of American Universities - Treasurer
  • Caitlin Leach Northwestern University – Secretary
  • Christopher Austin Johns Hopkins University - Board Member
  • Rachel Conant Alzheimer’s Association – Board Member
  • Chol Pak Thermo Fisher Scientific – President
  • Lizbet Boroughs Association of American Universities - Treasurer
  • Caroline Powers American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – Secretary
  • Christopher Austin Johns Hopkins University - Board Member
  • Alex Currie Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Board Member
  • David Pugach American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – President
  • Tim Fenton Thermo Fisher Scientific – Treasurer
  • Lizbet Boroughs Association of American Universities – Secretary
  • Margaret Anderson FasterCures
  • Jennifer Grodsky Boston University
  • Lizbet Boroughs Association of American Universities – President
  • Sue Nelson American Heart Association – Treasurer
  • Jennifer Grodsky Boson University – Secretary
  • Megan Gordon Don Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • Alex Currie Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Alex Currie Vanderbilt University Medical Center – President
  • Sue Nelson American Heart Association – Treasurer
  • Chol Pak Thermo Fisher Scientific – Secretary
  • Beth Felder Johns Hopkins University
  • Alex Currie Vanderbilt University Medical Center – President
  • Chol Pak Thermo Fisher Scientific – Treasurer
  • Caroline Powers American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – Secretary
  • Christopher Austin Johns Hopkins University - Board Member

Research supported by the NIH improves health, saves lives and offers hope to people affected by disease the world-over.

NIH-funded research touches every American and is an essential catalyst – improving health, training the next generation, advancing U.S. medical innovation and spurring economic and job growth – that keeps our nation at the forefront of biomedical research and discovery.

United for Medical Research (UMR) supports the NIH by advocating for robust annual increases to its budget. Such increases are essential for the NIH to meet today’s pressing public health needs and seize the incredible opportunities presented by advances in science and technology to understand, prevent, treat and cure our most challenging diseases.

We are working together – the research community, patient and health advocates and industry – to keep the NIH strong. If you’d like to learn about UMR membership, contact us.

Researcher performing high-throughput analysis on the BD FACSymphony™ A3 high-parameter flow cytometer.

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of BD Biosciences

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