NC Budget and Tax Center

Trump’s skinny budget would cut North Carolina’s medical research projects

As pointed out last week, President Trump’s proposed skinny budget shows a lack of vision as it makes no attempt to prioritize the allocation of money against various important American needs and priorities in a strategic manner. Since the skinny budget was released, there has been more analysis across the county as to how the proposed budget would impact each state. Today, we focus on analysis regarding the impact to health research in our state.

Recently, the Center for American Progress started a special series to assess State-by-State Cuts to NIH Funding in the Trump Budget. According to the analysis, if Trump’s proposed budget takes effect, there would be an 18.3 percent cut to North Carolina’s National Institutes of Health Funding.

The researchers point out that North Carolina was the 6th most highly funded stated in 2016. Last year, NIH made 2,221 grants to organizations in North Carolina, totaling $1.2 billion.
Regarding specific projects that could be threatened, they state:

“The Trump administration’s budget outline would cut NIH funding by $5.8 billion, an 18.3 percent drop. This proposal would have pared North Carolina’s NIH grant allotment to just $980 million if it had been applied this year.

This funding cut also threatens medical research projects in North Carolina scheduled to receive NIH support in future years. For example, Trump’s deep budget cuts could threaten projects including:

• Research being conducted at Duke University on combatting childhood obesity
• Duke University research into improving radiation therapy for cancer patients
• Efforts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or UNC, to determine how to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease at early ages to improve treatment
• UNC research on new treatments for the eradication of HIV

One Comment


  1. Kartin Mels

    March 23, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Hello Luis Toledo,
    The information given by your blog seem very knowledgeable and beneficial for the community , if anyone is searching for health care scholarship program then he/she can go for, OSF Health Care Educational Assistance Scholarship is available for the graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college of higher education and pursuing careers in the health care field.
    Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2017
    Applicants can get more information about the scholarship through the given link: http://usascholarships.com/osf-health-care-educational-assistance-scholarship/
    If you want to read articles related to scholarships like, how to apply for scholarship, how to get scholarship, Scholarship thank you letter etc. Then go through the given link: http://usascholarships.com/category/article/

Check Also

On taxes there is a different set of rules that helps the rich, but not the working class

Tax revenues support public investments and therefore are ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Numerous questions remain, however, about the treatment of dozens of other trans inmates Kanautica Z [...]

The Trump Administration’s new public charge rule will do more to keep families separated than it wi [...]

GIBSONVILLE -- The tobacco fields near East Guilford High School are reminders of times bygone when [...]

They clutter the gutters and girdle the turtles. They snag in the trees and float in the seas.  Plas [...]

It can’t have escaped many folks’ notice – even those, bless their hearts, for whom the really big n [...]

Today we wait. We wait for the judges, who retired to their chambers weeks ago in the Common Cause v [...]

There was a fascinating exchange regarding North Carolina’s ongoing budget stalemate last week at a [...]

The post Red Flag laws versus White Flag lawmakers appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]