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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FASEB BRINGS SCIENTISTS TO CAPITOL HILL TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF FUNDING CUTS ON LOCAL RESEARCH

FASEB BRINGS SCIENTISTS TO CAPITOL HILL TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF FUNDING CUTS ON LOCAL RESEARCH; RELEASES NEW SEQUESTRATION FACT SHEET

Bethesda, MD – Over 40 scientists from 21 states are in Washington DC today as part of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) annual Capitol Hill Day.

· Representatives of FASEB member societies are meeting with more than 70 congressional offices to share personal stories and experiences about how federal funding cuts affect their research and that of their colleagues. They are also discussing how sequestration—combined with several years of flat funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—is damaging our capacity for biomedical research.

· In addition, FASEB released a new sequestration fact sheet illustrating the extent to which the NIH budget is being cut and how these cuts will affect every state and describing the many ramifications of the lost opportunities for scientific progress.

"Capitol Hill Day is part of FASEB's ongoing efforts to inform members of Congress about the irreparable harm sequestration will do to biomedical research," stated FASEB President, Judith S. Bond, PhD.

FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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Contact Person: Lawrence Green (lgreen@faseb.org)

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