Patient Stories Personalize the Need for Research Funding

Orthopaedic  surgeons, researchers, and patients take part in Research Capitol Hill Days

  Nearly one in every three Americans has a musculoskeletal  condition requiring medical attention. On April 14, orthopaedic surgeons,  patients, and researchers visited Capitol Hill to raise awareness about these  debilitating and costly diseases and disorders to emphasize the need for  research funding. Advocacy teams urged Congress to appropriate $34.5 billion in  Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to support  the Next Generation Researchers Act, legislation aimed at promoting and  providing opportunities for new researchers and earlier research independence.

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