November 2002 AAOS Report
AAOS needs medical research success stories
AAOS is seeking medical research success stories. If you have a story about how advances in orthopaedic research have helped a patient, AAOS staff want to know about it. We need personal, gripping stories to support Congressional lobbying efforts for research funding. These stories will help members of the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees to translate how past increases in medical research funding have increased the quality and advances in health care. Without these compelling references, it may be increasingly difficult to continue urging Congress to support increases in the NIH budget. You can assist by providing examples of recent medical advances accomplished with the support of increased federal funding over the past three years and why Congress should continue to provide NIH with increased funding.