2017 NF research funding secured
Author: Kim Bischoff
Published On: 05/04/2017
The Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus spending bill securing
$15 Million for NF research!
Thanks to your advocacy efforts, we are pleased to announce that $15 million in federal funding has been secured for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program-Neurofibromatosis Research Program (CDMRP-NFRP) as part of the recently passed Omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year 2017. The President is expected to sign the legislation before Friday when current government spending runs out.
The CDMRP-NFRP is the NF research program managed by the Department of Defense that provides crucial funding for NF research. In part, the CDMRP-NFRP fuels the NF Clinical Trials Consortium, which works to bring drug treatments to patients. For over 20 years, this funding has been essential to the great strides that have been made in NF research, and it is your participation in the NF advocacy process that has ensured that this funding is secured for the Neurofibromatosis Research Program.
Congratulations to all in the NF community for this achievement!