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NIH funding helps Americans live longer and healthier lives, according to USC’s Andy McMahon, Rohit Varma, Jonathan Samet and Donna Spruijt-Metz

Clockwise from top left: Andy McMahon, Rohit Varma, Jonathan Samet and Donna Spruijt-Metz (Photos courtesy of USC)

The nation’s medical research agency, the National Institutes of Health, funds research to help Americans live longer and healthier. Some 148 Nobel Prize winners have received support from the NIH, demonstrating how instrumental its funding has been to important discoveries that have enhanced health across the life span.

More than 80 percent of the NIH’s current annual budget of over $32 billion is awarded as grants to more than 2,500 universities, medical schools and other research institutes.

Last fiscal year, the Keck School of Medicine of USC obtained more than $140 million in NIH grants and ranked No. 1 in funds received per principal investigator.

To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2017/05/30/nih-funding-helps-americans-live-longer-and-healthier.

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