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Prospects for Research Funding Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairs Annual Meeting. David B. Moore Senior Director Government Relations March 4, 2010. What I Will Cover. Current political landscape Where we are now (FY 2010) Where we are headed (FY 2011)

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David b moore senior director government relations march 4 2010

Prospects for Research Funding

Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairs Annual Meeting

David B. Moore

Senior Director

Government Relations

March 4, 2010


What i will cover
What I Will Cover

  • Current political landscape

  • Where we are now (FY 2010)

  • Where we are headed (FY 2011)

    • Budget environment

    • President’s Budget

    • Congressional response

  • Potential changes in political landscape


  • “Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.” - Will Rogers


    The political landscape
    The Political Landscape comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.”


    The political landscape1
    The Political Landscape comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.”

    “Just because you are good on TV doesn’t mean you can sell socialism to freedom loving Americans.”

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)

    Remarks to C-PAC

    February 18, 2010


    The political landscape2
    The Political Landscape comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.”

    • Highly partisan – Election year

    • Issues

      • Health care reform

      • Second jobs bill

      • Unemployment extensions

      • Taxes – including AMT fix

      • SGR

      • Federal spending


    Is obama the light at the end of the tunnel for science
    Is comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.” Obama the Light at the End of the Tunnel for Science?


    Obama inaugural address
    Obama Inaugural Address comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.”

    “The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth…. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost….”


    Remarks at national academy of sciences
    Remarks at National Academy of Sciences comedians seriously and politicians as a joke.”

    “We will devote more than three percent of our GDP to research and development…. through policies that invest in basic and applied research, create new incentives for private innovation, promote breakthroughs in energy and medicine, and improve education in math and science. This represents the largest commitment to scientific research and innovation in American history.”

    President Obama April 27, 2009


    A Strategy for American Innovation: Driving Towards Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs – September 2009

    Restore American leadership in fundamental research.

    Educate the next generation with 21st century knowledge and skills while creating a world-class workforce.

    Build a leading physical infrastructure.

    Develop an advanced information technology ecosystem.


    Where are we now

    Where Are We Now? Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs –


    Fy 2010 funding for science
    FY 2010 Funding for Science Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs –


    Status of fy 2010 hhs appropriations bill h r 3293
    Status of FY 2010 HHS Appropriations Bill [H.R. 3293] Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs –

    • House passed July 24 (264 – 153)

    • Senate Appropriations Committee passed July 30 (29 – 1)

    • Full Senate did not consider

    • Bill filed as part of Transportation/HUD appropriation (H.R. 3288) December 8

    • President signed Consolidated Appropriation [P.L. 111-117] December 16


    Nih budget chronology in billions
    NIH Budget Chronology Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs – [in billions]

    FY 2009 Omnibus $30.317 +$0.938 (3.2%)

    ARRA Funds $10.400

    FY 2010 President $30.759 + $0.442 (1.5%)

    FY 2010 House $31.259 + $0.942 (3.1%)

    FY 2010 Senate Cmte. $30.759 + $0.442 (1.5%)

    FY 2010 Final $31.010 + $0.692 (2.3%)

    BRDPI Projection for FY 2010 = 3.2%


    Rationale behind senate bill
    Rationale Behind Senate Bill Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs –

    • “The Committee understands that the recommended fiscal year 2010 funding level falls below the amount needed to keep up with biomedical inflation, and that the NIH could face severe financial pressures in fiscal year 2011.

    • But the Committee notes that the record-high increase for the NIH in the ARRA greatly mitigates the need for more funding than the administration requested in fiscal year 2010.”

    • Senate Report 111-066


    Nih funding percentage increase constant dollars fys 1980 2010
    NIH Funding, Percentage Increase Constant Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs – Dollars [FYs 1980-2010]


    Loss of more than 3 3 billion 12 in purchasing power since fy 2003
    Loss Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs – of More Than $3.3 Billion (12%) in Purchasing Power Since FY 2003


    Nih research project grants
    NIH Research Project Grants Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs –


    Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.                                     – President Barack Obama


    Fy 2011 obama budget
    FY 2011 Obama Budget Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • Rescuing the Economy

    • Reviving Job Creation and Laying a New Foundation for Economic Growth

    • Restoring Responsibility


    Fy 2011 obama budget1
    FY 2011 Obama Budget Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • Freezes Non-Security Discretionary Spending for the Next Three Years

    • Investing in the Sciences for a Prosperous America

      • Proposes $61.6 billion for basic and applied research [+5.6%]


    Fy 2011 obama budget2
    FY 2011 Obama Budget Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.


    Nih director s strategic priorities
    NIH Director’s Strategic Priorities Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • Applying "high-throughput" technologies to understand fundamental biology and disease

    • Translating basic science into new and better treatments

    • Putting science to work for the benefit of health care reform

    • Encouraging greater focus on global health

    • Reinvigorating and empowering the biomedical research community, including new scientists


    Fy 2011 obama budget nih
    FY 2011 Obama Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.Budget – NIH

    • Request = 3.2% (equals projected FY 2011 BRDPI)

    • New & Competing RPGs =9,052 (-199)

    • Total RPGs = 37,001 (+195)

    • Ave. Cost Comp. & Non-Comp. RPGs = +2%

    • Projected FY 2011 Applications = 60,133 (FY 2010 = 43,890)

    • Projected FY 2011 success rate = 15% (FY 2010 = 21%)


    Fy 2011 obama budget nih1
    FY 2011 Obama Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.Budget – NIH

    • NRSA = $824.4 M (+$41.7 M or 6%) for stipends

    • NRSA positions = 17,164 (-92 FTTPs)

    • CTSAs = $500 M

    • Common Fund = $562 M (+$17.5 M)

    • Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases = $50 M (+$26M plus $24M ARRA funds

    • Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) = $20 M


    The future ain t what it used to be attributed to yogi berra

    The Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.future ain’t what it used to be.- attributed to Yogi Berra


    Things to watch for
    Things to Watch For Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • How will Congress address the budget deficit?

    • Will Congress go along with the spending freeze?

    • How will Congress respond to the cuts in the Obama budget?

    • What about the ARRA “cliff”?


    Cbo federal deficit projections
    CBO Federal Deficit Projections Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.


    Nih as a of labor hhs discretionary funding
    NIH as a % of Labor-HHS Discretionary Funding Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.


    The cliff
    The “Cliff” Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • “The Committee understands that fiscal year 2011 will be an even more difficult year, because several programs that were well-funded in ARRA will face the prospect of ‘falling off a cliff.’ The Committee expects to restore a special emphasis on its traditional priority programs next year to help ease the transition to a post-ARRA budget.”

    • Senate Report 111-066


    Nih arra funding
    NIH ARRA Funding Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    Source: FY 2011 NIH Congressional Justification


    Nih baseline outlays in billions
    NIH Baseline Outlays [in billions] Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    Source: FY 2011 President’s Budget


    Frequently asked questions
    Frequently Asked Questions Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • What did we get for the doubling?

    • What did we get from ARRA?

    • Where are the jobs?


    Barton asks gao to review nih s use of stimulus funds
    Barton Asks GAO to Review NIH’s Use of Stimulus Funds Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    • “We would like the Government Accountability Office to examine the use of the recovery funds by NIH.  Specifically, we would like information on the process and criteria used for awarding grants that were made available through ARRA monies, and the extent to which these may have varied from the process and criteria typically used by NIH to award grants. Additionally, we are interested in obtaining information on grantee estimates of the number of jobs created or maintained through grant awards funded with ARRA monies.”

    • September 11, 2009, Letter to GAO


    http://report.nih.gov/recovery/arragrants.cfm Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.

    NIH Grants Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    http://report.nih.gov/recovery/arragrants.cfm


    From recovery to discovery arra funding and medical research
    From Recovery to Discovery: ARRA Funding and Medical Research

    http://www.aamc.org/advocacy/recovery/start.htm


    Messages that resonate with the white house capitol hill
    Messages That Resonate with the White House/Capitol Hill Research

    • Health Impacts

    • Connecting Science to Health

    • Local/Regional Economic Impacts


    • Investing in Discovery: The Impact of Basic Research and the Role of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    • Jeremy Berg, Ph.D.

    • Director

    • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    • Friday, March 5, 2010 -- Noon to 1:00 p.m.

    • Rayburn House Office Building – Room B-339

    • The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research

    • Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus


    Messages that do not resonate with the white house capitol hill
    Messages That Do Not Resonate with the White House/Capitol Hill

    • Loss of Purchasing Power

    • Paylines/Success Rates

    • National/Global Economic Impacts


    Date of signing of labor h bill
    Date of Signing of Labor-H Bill Hill

    3/11/09

    12/26/07

    2/15/07

    12/30/05

    12/8/04

    1/23/04

    2/20/03

    1/10/02

    12/21/00





    • Final thoughts…. for fall

    • Remember, there are

    • only 244 days

    • until the mid-term election!


    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

    - H.L. Mencken


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