Following the meeting with Dr. Hodes, the members of the Friends of NIA who were present, decided to support the following request for NIA in Fiscal Year 2012:

Support the President’s 2012 request for NIH as a floor and the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research recommendation($35 billion) as a ceiling. Within the requested increase for NIH, the Friends of NIA ask that NIA receive $1.4 billion in FY 2012–a recommendation echoed by the Leadership Conference on Aging, reflecting the Institute’s needs and current scientific research opportunities.

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