Neurosurgery Urges Congress to Increase NIH Funding for Stroke
Joining the National Coalition for Heart and Stroke Research and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) Constituent Group, the AANS and the CNS recently signed letters to Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) urging Congress to allocate $46.1 billion to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY 2022 — including $3.94 billion for the NHLBI and $2.7 billion to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This funding level would allow the NIH to sustain current activities and investment in promising and critically needed scientific research that will aggressively advance the fight against heart disease and stroke. The NINDS funds will also fund ongoing stroke research conducted under the BRAIN Initiative and new research to improve our understanding of the effects of COVID-19 on the nervous system.