Biomedical Research

The high quality of medical care we enjoy today is built upon years of effort by physicians and other medical professionals investigating the causes of and potential treatments for disease. The tireless effort by countless medical professionals combined with federally-funded biomedical research has greatly improved our quality of life. Diseases that were once a death sentence are now treatable. Given this, the AANS and CNS continue to urge Congress to expand the scope of the current federal policy on medical research and to ensure that appropriate funding is allocated to such programs.

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Letter of Support

Neurosurgery Urges Congress to Increase NIH Funding and Expresses Concern with NIH Restructure Proposal

Last updated: July 15, 2024
Dear Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro: The undersigned organizations are writing to share our opposition to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LaborHHS) Appropriations bill as currently written. We are extremely concerned about the cuts to public health and biomedical research programs, including the $48 billion […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Urge Senate to Increase BRAIN Initiative Funding

Last updated: June 19, 2024
Dear Senators Baldwin and Capito: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,500 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we write to urge the subcommittee to provide a significant increase in FY 2025 funding for The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Urge House to Increase BRAIN Initiative Funding

Last updated: June 19, 2024
Dear Reps. Aderholt and DeLauro: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,500 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we write to urge the subcommittee to provide a significant increase in FY 2025 funding for The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

Neurosurgeons Urge Congress to Increase Funding for the NIH BRAIN Initiative

Last updated: June 13, 2024
Dear Chair Baldwin, Ranking Member Capito, Chair Aderholt, and Ranking Member DeLauro, The undersigned members of the brain health community are grateful for the robust investment the Committee has provided for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in recent years. The steady commitment to investing in neuroscience […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Support House Pediatric Cancer Bill

Last updated: June 10, 2024
Subject: H.R. 3391, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 Dear Reps. Wexton, Cole, Bilirakis and Dingell: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,000 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we write to support your legislation, H.R. 3391, the Gabriella […]
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Letter of Support

AANS and CNS Support Senate Pediatric Cancer Bill

Last updated: June 10, 2024
Subject: S. 1624, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 Dear Senators Kaine and Moran: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,000 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we write to support your legislation, S. 1624, the Gabriella Miller Kids […]
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Letter of Support

Neurosurgery Supports Increased Funding for Brain Aneurysm Research, Ellie’s Law (S. 895)

Last updated: June 10, 2024
The Honorable Richard BlumenthalUnited States Senate706 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510 SUBJECT: Neurosurgery Support for S. 895, Ellie’s Law Dear Senator Blumenthal, On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), we are pleased to support your legislation, S.895, Ellie’s Law. Click here to read the full […]
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Letter of Support

Neurosurgery Supports Increased Funding for Brain Aneurysm Research, Ellie’s Law (H.R. 902)

Last updated: June 10, 2024
The Honorable Yvette ClarkeU.S. House of Representatives2058 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515 SUBJECT: Neurosurgery Support for H.R. 902, Ellie’s Law Dear Representative Clarke, On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), we are pleased to support your legislation, H.R. 902, Ellie’s Law. Click here to read […]
  • Biomedical Research
Position Statement

Neurosurgery Joins Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to Support FY 2024 NIH Funding

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
The Ad Hoc Group Fiscal Year 2024 Recommendation The 373 undersigned members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which includes organizations representing patients, scientists, health professionals, research and academic institutions, educators, and industry, are grateful to Congress for making meaningful annual funding growth for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a key, bipartisan […]
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Position Statement

AANS and CNS Recommend $49 Billion for NIH in FY 2023

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
The Ad Hoc Group Fiscal Year 2023 Recommendation The 369 undersigned members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which includes organizations representing patients, scientists, health professionals, research and academic institutions, educators, and industry, are grateful to Congress for making meaningful annual funding growth for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a key, bipartisan […]
  • Biomedical Research