Kevin M. Wilson

Congress and the NIH Spending Bill: The beginning of a beautiful friendship?

June 8, 2016

It turns out they like us, or so they say. Basic researchers should take note that for the second year…

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Half the Population but Are Women Half the Population in Clinical Trials?

November 9, 2015

Anniversaries are supposed to be Good Times events. This year marks the 25th anniversary of a landmark report by the…

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A Little Something for Everyone at the Congressional Dim Sum Buffet

September 8, 2015

  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the agency of Congress that provides nonpartisan budget analysis to members of Congress, released…

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Standing in Congress—‘America COMPETES’ Funding Bill Walks the Line in a Divided House

May 27, 2015

Miles’ Law states that where you stand depends on where you sit. Coined by Rufus F. Miles, Jr., an assistant…

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Cafeteria Science—House Science Committee Chows Down on Core Menu

May 20, 2015

A new menu is being written on Capitol Hill by congressional leaders determined to change the taste of federal science…

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House Science Committee Reforms or Handcuffs the NSF? Your Perception Is Your Reality

April 27, 2015

Earlier this year, the internet went crazy over the color of a dress posted on the web. Was the dress…

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After a Long Deep Freeze, the NIH Budget Might Be in Bloom Again on Capitol Hill

April 16, 2015

There is a certain smell in the air on Capitol Hill these days. While spring break tourists might credit the…

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It’s Not All Yelling and Screaming—Dems and GOP Talk Sense about Medicine and Science in Back Rooms

March 31, 2015

Behind all the Washington, DC, brouhaha that makes the news, important things do get done in Congress. On a regular…

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On a Cold Day in February Unexpected Warmth, Not Heat, Greets NIH Leaders on the Hill

March 5, 2015

I was on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for a congressional hearing on the fiscal year (FY) 2016 NIH budget. I…

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road—President’s FY 16 Budget Promises More NIH Grant Money

February 2, 2015

The Obama Administration sent its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to Congress today and it contained good news for the…

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