November 1998 AAOS Report

NIAMS research funds increase

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) received a boost in funding for fiscal year 1999 as a result of the appropriations bill signed by President Clinton. A $2 billion expansion in funding for biomedical research at NIH, a 14 percent increase, comes on top of a $900 million increase last year. The National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases will receive $308.2 million, a 12.4 percent increase from 1998.


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