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Funding cuts threaten US academic medical research, say deans

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2956 (Published 01 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2956
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Cuts in federal support and declining clinical revenues are threatening the ability of US academic medical centers to conduct biomedical research, deans from 18 US medical schools have said in a commentary published in Science Translational Medicine.1 Arthur S Levine, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was the article’s lead author.

“Persistent constraints on federal funding for biomedical research, including that from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), threaten to undermine the biomedical research enterprise, and …

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