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.