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Comment & Response
August 28, 2013

Reductions in Funding for Medical Research

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston
JAMA. 2013;310(8):854. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.170792

To the Editor It is perhaps in the nature of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to dissect the specific causes of the reduction in national funding for the sciences, and the Viewpoint by Dr Emanuel1 elucidated several reasons. Indications are that this fiscal climate change is not an aberration but the beginning of a new cycle, and NIH-funded scientists must weigh their reactions.