As Dr. Vivian Lee ("Now is the time to invest in NIH," Aug. 26) eloquently explains, medical research simply must be funded at the level of scientific opportunity if we hope to conquer disease and sustain our economy.
Her op-ed could not be more timely as this is the time to ask congressional candidates in Utah and across the country where they stand on medical research. If elected, will they boost funding for innovative studies conducted at the University of Utah and other National Institutes of Health-funded research institutions?
Ask Your Candidates!, a national voter education initiative focused on elevating the importance of research as an election issue, gives voters a platform on which to engage candidates and learn more about their positions: askyourcandidates.org. Should government support for research and innovation be a higher national priority? Utah voters deserve to know.
- In our opinion: Divided 8-judge Supreme Court...
- John Florez: A father's heartbreaking letter
- Robert J. Samuelson: The Olympic sinkhole
- In our opinion: Finding – not forcing...
- Drew Clark: Will 2016 be the breakout year...
- My view: The supergentrification of Sugar House
- Michael Gerson: The Dalai Lama's path to peace
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The 'bathroom...
- In our opinion: Finding – not... 80
- Letter: Nothing is 'free' 50
- In our opinion: Divided 8-judge Supreme... 49
- Richard Davis: Who needs to go to the... 26
- Those intolerable TSA security lines 22
- Jay Evensen: Like it or not, politics... 20
- On Second Thought: A lighthearted look... 19
- Letter: Citizens have a duty 19