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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Support NIH Imaging Research at ARR Booth

Attendees can help preserve the future of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research by visiting the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR) booth throughout RSNA 2013 to send critical emails to members of Congress.

In 2013, government sequestration cuts reduced the NIH budget by 5.3 percent, and in 2014 cuts will increase to 7.2 percent unless Congress ends the sequestration, according to ARR, an alliance of 28 professional imaging societies, 37 academic radiology departments, 80 patient advocacy groups, and nine industry partners.

"The NIH is the world's premier medical research institution, but its record of scientific progress and innovation is currently threatened by unprecedented funding cuts," said Renee Cruea, M.P.A., executive director of ARR, which serves as the imaging community's voice in Washington.

Emails from constituents are a critical part of the ARR's virtual grassroots advocacy campaign to support medical imaging research as Congress debates imaging funding and ending sequestration. "These emails take less than a minute to send but they have a large impact on Capitol Hill," Cruea added.

Attendees are invited to stop by ARR booth and use a laptop, iPad or their own mobile device to email members of Congress in support of NIH imaging research. Attendees can also contact Congress via the Academy's grassroots advocacy website, http://action.imagingcoalition.org.

The ARR booth is located in the Grand Concourse, Level Three (near Starbucks).

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