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Scripps Researcher Reacts to Proposed NIH Budget Cuts

Eric Topol, MD, calls the $5.8B reduction preposterous

Two male Scripps Researchers view a microscopic image, work that may be impacted by possible NIH budget cuts.

Eric Topol, MD, calls the $5.8B reduction preposterous

Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, was among several local researchers who reacted negatively to the Trump Administration's proposal to cut $5.8 billion in funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH is the primary funding source for the Scripps Translational Science Institute, which Dr. Topol directs, and other research centers on the Torrey Pines Mesa.

Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article: San Diego Researchers Condemn Trump's Proposed $5.8B NIH Funding Cut

Read the KPBS article: How San Diego Researchers Are Reacting to Trump's Proposed Cuts

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