Researchers Alarmed by Proposed NIH Funding Cuts in Trump Budget
A proposed cut of nearly $6 billion to the National Institutes of Health in President Donald Trump’s budget outline could have serious consequences for scientific research in the country, according to researchers in Westchester. Trump’s budget outline, released March 16, slashes $5.8 billion from NIH, about 18 percent of its budget. Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney described the proposal as a “hard power budget,” which includes plans for a $54 billion increase in defense spending while making majors cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, State Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development among other agencies.
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology
Salomon Amar, Ph.D., D.D.S., Touro College and University System provost for biomedical research, Touro College of Dental Medicine professor of dental medicine, and NYMC professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy