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Rhode Island Advocate Urges Support for NIH Research Funding

 

Rhode Island advocate Miriam Plitt recently met with staff for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to discuss the importance of heart and stroke research funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

In the meeting, Miriam shared that one of her grandsons was born with a congenital heart defect.  He recently underwent successful surgery, but will likely require additional procedures as he grows up.  Miriam noted that a stable and predictable funding stream for NIH research is critical so that new medical advances can help her grandson and others.   

We thank Miriam for sharing her story and for being such a passionate advocate! 

To learn more about NIH Research Funding, click the links below:

http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@adv/documents/downloadable/ucm_481419.pdf

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Advocate/IssuesandCampaigns/Research/Federal-Research-Funding-Issues_UCM_428164_Article.jsp#.V87YxE0UXmS

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