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Sequestration Resources

Community Resources and Information on Sequestration

Sequestration's Cuts to NIH Will Have Consequences for Jobs and the Economy

  • American Heart Association (AHA) fact sheet highlighting the economic and health impact benefits of NIH research.

  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN) state-specific fact sheets describing the impact of research on health and the economy.

  • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Tripp Umbach report on the economic impact of medical research at medical schools and teaching hospitals.

  • FasterCures' has created a website, Sequestration Station, containing news and resources about how sequestration could impact medical research.

  • NIH website demonstrating the impact of medical research on the economy.

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) fact sheet explaining how sequestration will have far-reaching consequences for scientific discovery, the economy, and global competitiveness.

  • United for Medical Research (UMR) report detailing sequestration's impact on jobs supported by NIH grants. UMR also has an interactive map to show how many jobs NIH funding brings to each state and how many of these jobs will be lost if sequestration takes effect.

  • The American Brain Coalition updated the UMR analysis above using the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)'s estimate that NIH will be subject to an 8.2 percent cut as a result of sequestration.

  • UMR report demonstrating NIH's role in sustaining the U.S. economy. The analysis found that in 2011, NIH investment supported 432,000 jobs and generated $62.13 billion in economic activity.

  • UMR report, Leadership in Decline: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research, examining the United States' international competitiveness in biomedical research, arguing that cutting the NIH budget will set us on a course of further decline.

  • UMR & Research!America's recent poll finds that voters are opposed to sequestration.



Please Note: If you have any sequestration resources you would like to share, please forward them to Alex Khalife at or Hayzell Gollopp at

For more information contact The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, 202.828.0525