UCSD Scientists Explain How They Spend NIH Funds

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President Trump’s proposed budget will cut $7 billion in NIH funding - over 20% of the total NIH budget. You might be wondering, where does that NIH money get spent? This week, we interviewed some UCSD Neuroscientists to tell you about their NIH-funded research and how it impacts society.

For more information on the proposed budget cuts, check out these links:
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/nih-doe-office-science-face-deep-cuts-trumps-first-budget
http://gizmodo.com/trumps-plan-to-slash-the-nih-budget-won-t-just-hurt-sci-1793779227
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/trump-wants-2018-nih-cut-come-overhead-payments
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/why-trumps-nih-cuts-should-worry-us.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/trump-proposes-slashing-medical-research-year-too-n739761

To find out who your representative is and how you can reach them, visit this website and enter your address: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Or call the White House Comment line at: 202-456-1111

An example calling script:
“Hello, my name is (name) and I’m a constituent of (representative), living in (city) in (zipcode). I’m calling today to voice my concern about the President’s budget proposal. Among many other concerning cuts, this proposal outlines a 5.8 billion dollar cut to the NIH. Funding the NIH is crucial for supporting basic science research in this country - something America has been a leader in for decades - and jeopardizes the future of science and technology for generations. Cutting 20% of the NIH’s budget is absolutely unacceptable. I urge (representative) to advocate against this budget and the cuts that will threaten American science and scientific progress. Thank you for your time”.

For more information about the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and how you can support them, visit: https://fnih.org/

Thank you to all of our amazing neuroscientists for participating! In order of appearance:
Caroline Sferrazza, graduate student
Matthew Banghart, faculty
Natalie Goldberg, postdoc
Landon Klein, graduate student
Susan Ackerman, faculty
Laura Sancho, graduate student
Gabriel Pratt, postdoc
Vy Vo, graduate student
Anja Higgins, graduate student
Bill Mobley, faculty & Chair of the UCSD Neurosciences Department
Catie Profaci, graduate student
Balaji Sriram, postdoc
Megan Kirchgessner, graduate student
Nick Spitzer, faculty
Amy Taylor, graduate & medical student
Stefano Brigidi, postdoc
Erin Gilbert, Neurograd Program Administrator
Takaki Komiyama, faculty
Brenda Bloodgood, faculty
Bruce Hamilton, faculty