Thursday, June 19, 2008

Report ranks N.C. 7th in NIH funding

A recent study by Families USA, a group dedicated to affordable health care for Americans, found that North Carolina ranked seventh nationally in NIH grants in 2007, totalling $1 billion. Most of that money is spent at research universities in the Triangle. The report is part of an ongoing effort by universities and health care groups to pressure Congress to increase NIH funding. This report is especially relevent as the NIH is expected to reduce funding for MS research.

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