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Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser: Stop the Sequester

The vital partnership between NIH and Vanderbilt – reproduced at universities all around the country – supports thousands of brilliant minds from all around the world. Sequestration will discourage a generation of young people from even considering a career in research.

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

“Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk,” writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.

Op-ed: We’re beating cancer, so why stall funding for research?

Earlier this year, with surprisingly little media attention, we celebrated a major milestone in the fight against cancer — for the first time in record-keeping history, the number of American lives lost to cancer declined.