Federal health institutes cut to hit U of Minnesota researchers

“Without [these grants], we wouldn’t be doing significant research. There’s really no replacement for it.”

University of Minnesota Executive Vice Dean Mark Paller on the impending loss of grant money from the National Institutes of Health, which awarded the U $141 million in research grants last year. The NIH is expected to lose about $2 billion from its budget, which was $31 billion last year.

Paller said the U needs to encourage research throughout the U’s various schools and recruit new faculty to attract more funding.

Read the full story in the Minnesota Daily.