Maximizing the return on taxpayers' investments in fundamental biomedical research

Jon R. Lorsch

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health has an annual budget of more than $2.3 billion. The institute uses these funds to support fundamental biomedical research and training at universities, medical schools, and other institutions across the country. My job as director of NIGMS is to work to maximize the scientific returns on the taxpayers' investments. I describe how we are optimizing our investment strategies and funding mechanisms, and how, in the process, we hope to create a more efficient and sustainable biomedical research enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1578-1582
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular biology of the cell
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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