Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge and federal funding for research

Many of you have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS and all the funds it has raised to benefit research around this disease.  Here’s an article that relates this fun awareness and fundraising effort to the negative impact that dramatic reductions in the federal research budget have caused to research for ALS and other similar diseases… something that our OSP team is well aware of.  Also, Francis Collins, the head of NIH quoted in the article, is a U.Va. alum, having received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1970.