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Orthopaedic Research Funding

Although coronavirus-related research is a current federal government priority, most other research has been delayed due to closures of campuses and laboratories. Thousands of researchers – including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and technical support staff – find themselves at risk of losing their jobs and their work – as universities and independent research institutions look to cut costs as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

The AAOS believes scientific research, like the critical research done at National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and through the Peer-Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program, must be a top priority for funding in the 117th Congress.

We need your help to make sure Congress prioritizes our American researchers, the brain-trust of this country, to find the next big cure, the next breakthrough discovery, and the next lifesaving treatment.