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Medical research

Federal funding helps UC researchers find new ways to prevent, treat and cure disease.

We need your help to secure strong federal funding for medical research.

From breakthroughs in cancer immunotherapy to better treatments for addiction, UC researchers are at the forefront of discoveries that let us live healthier lives. These kinds of advances are possible because of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest public funder of medical research. With support from the NIH, UC researchers are working to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDS and more.

Last year, Congress and the White House took the visionary step of creating the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), an agency that is dedicated to taking on “big risk, big reward” research, with the goal of bringing health breakthroughs to the public sooner. This agency will complement and augment the important work supported by the NIH, and is a huge win for national efforts to improve health and treat complex illnesses.

Budget discussions are now in the final stretch for the coming year, and UC researchers and other health professionals are in Washington, D.C. to share their research discoveries with legislators, and encourage Congress to provide robust funding to the NIH and ARPA-H to continue this important work.

Will you add your voice to theirs? Your support for medical research can make a real difference in securing funds for life-saving medical advances.

Join other UC advocates by tweeting at your legislators in support of medical research funding!

Federal Partnership

Every day UC creates groundbreaking research, develops new health care solutions, and opens doors for students. None of it would be possible without federal funding.

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California Partnership

When UC and California come together, we make our communities better. Public higher education is key to California’s prosperity.

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