FW: NIH Budget Still in Peril - Make Plans to Contact Your Representative

Darzynkiewicz, Zbigniew Z_DARZYNKIEWICZ at nymc.edu
Fri Jun 29 09:30:28 EDT 2007

Dear Colleagues,

I am forwarding the AACR appeal calling for support of the increase in
NIH budget. Please contact your Representative. This is very important
issue for all of us who are supported by NIH grants. 

With my best,

Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor of Pathology and Medicine 
Director, Brander Cancer Research Institute 
New York Medical College 
BSB, Room 438 
Valhalla, N.Y. 10595 


-----Original Message-----
From: AACR Action Alert [mailto:action-alert at aacr.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:22 PM
To: cyto-inbox
Subject: NIH Budget Still in Peril - Make Plans to Contact Your



Dear AACR Member:

We are calling upon you again during this Independence Day holiday
period to ask you to contact your Representative in person at a local
event or by telephone to the local office by July 9th. When Congress
returns to Washington after the 4th of July recess, the House of
Representatives will consider a 1.9% increase to the NIH budget. Between
now and then, you have the opportunity to remind your Representative of
the importance of your work and let them know about any difficulties you
have encountered because of shrinking budgets. 

Members of Congress have told us that they are not hearing from
researchers in the community. We must turn this around. Members and
their staffs are receptive to hearing from researchers about how the
proposed FY 2008 budget will affect their research and their careers. 

Please contact your Representative either in person at a local
Independence Day event
or by telephone
before July 9th. Tell them your story and let them know that they must
make cancer and biomedical research funding a national priority. 

In your contact with your Representative, please mention any of the
research challenges you are facing at this time, for example: -denials
or delays in getting grant funding for meritorious research
-the impact of cuts to grants already funded
-staffing and equipment shortages
-the loss of bright young investigators to other fields
-reduced opportunities for patients to get on therapeutic clinical
-cancellation or halting of important clinical trials. 

In short, your Representative needs to hear about the serious effect
these low budgets are having on your research progress. Urge them to
make cancer research funding a national priority. A few minutes of your
time could help get NIH and NCI funding back on track. 

Thank you for responding to this request and have an enjoyable holiday. 

William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., President
William G. Nelson V, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Science Policy & Legislative
Affairs Committee
Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), Chief Executive Officer 

P.S. Please let AACR know you have made a contact with your
Representative by sending us a quick e-mail at legaffairs at aacr.org. Just
write: "I have contacted Representative X in person/by phone." 


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