FASEB Shows Where NIH Funding Goes

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) recently updated their NIH State Information Factsheets which provide information on NIH funding in each state. The factsheets are presented as easy to read and print PDFs with a summary of funding information and how this funding benefits the economy of the state.

According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, NIH-funded medical research has significant positive impacted the health of Americans today through its funding of initiatives like Integra LifeSciences’ Matrix Wound Dressing, an artificial skin for burn victims.

More than 80 percent of the NIH’s budget goes to over 300,000 research personnel at more than 2,500 universities and research institutions throughout the United States. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own Intramural Research laboratories.

NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.