On May 21, 2009, the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing to examine the President’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget for the NIH and to discuss the $10.4 billion provided to the NIH in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
NIH Acting Director Dr. Raynard Kington, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, NHLBI Director Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, and NCI Director Dr. John Niederhuber testified.
Dr. Nabel presented the NHLBI’s FY 2010 budget of $3,050,356,000, which includes an increase of $34,667,000 over the FY 2009 appropriated level of $3,015,689,000.
In her statement, Dr. Nabel emphasized several initiatives that are being undertaken during the current FY and outlined a number of opportunities to be addressed in FY 2010, including the development of a stem cell consortium, a new clinical trial on hypertension management strategies, an asthma network, a hemoglobinopathies data system, cardiac translational research implementation program, and new programs to prevent and treat childhood obesity.
To read Dr. Nabel’s full testimony, please visit: Statement by Dr. Nabel before the Senate Committee on Appropriations.