February 19, 2013

Boston Globe: Mass. officials, scientists warn about NIH cuts

Warren, Capuano, Menino join health scientists to warn of sequester cuts' impact on Massachusetts

With little more than a week left before across-the-board federal budget cuts could go into effect, Massachusetts politicians joined scientists and the state’s top health care administrators Monday to offer a grim prognosis of the impact National Institutes of Health spending cuts would have on the Bay State, and Boston in particular. NIH grants fund hundreds of millions in research annually at the Commonwealth’s hospitals and colleges, and so-called federal sequester cuts could trim 1,700 jobs in Massachusetts.

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