Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FasterCures hosts a forum “Getting More Bang for Our Buck from the NIH Intramural Research Program”

by Margaret Anderson, COO, FasterCures

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Institutes of Health has a distinguished history of discovery, but it currently lacks a clearly defined mission for the 21st Century. In 2008 FasterCures convened a task force chaired by Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore, which called for the IRP to adopt a new mission that is outcomes-focused, is capable of responding quickly to new opportunities and challenges, and that fully utilizes its world-class research hospital and other infrastructure. Given the likelihood of constrained budgets in the near future, it is especially critical that NIH make the best and most efficient use of the IRP, which consumes nearly ten percent of NIH’s budget.

Join FasterCures on Monday, February 23, 2009 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am to discuss the task force recommendations on how to strengthen the mission and impact of the IRP.
For more information and to RSVP.

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