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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 3rd, 2014

As an advocate for aging research, the Alliance strongly supports funding for the National Institutes on Health (NIH), in particular, its National Institute on Aging (NIA). So, we wanted to share news about an important event taking place on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2014.

The Rally for Medical Research will bring together more than 200 national organizations to the capitol to call on U.S. policymakers to make funding for NIH a national priority and to raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in scientific research.  

For instance, the NIA is funded at about $1.1 billion a year, out of the approximate $32 billion a year the National Institutes of Health (NIH) receives overall. In real-world terms, for every dollar appropriated to NIH, only about 3.6 cents goes to the NIA. We view this rally as an opportunity to show Congress just how important aging research is to the future of our country. 

We encourage you to learn more about this rally by going here. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #RallyMedRes.


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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