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  1. NIH Impact on U.S. Health and MedicineU.S. Life Expectancy Life expectancy gains worth ~$3.2 trillion annually NIH Accomplishments Reduction in deaths from: • Heart disease • Stroke • HIV/AIDS Cancer death rates falling ~1% per year; each 1% drop saves ~$500 billion Cardiovascular disease death rates have fallen> 60% in the last half-century • Increased survival rates for: • Breast cancer • Cervical cancer • Colon cancer HIV therapies enable people in their 20s to live to age 70+

  2. Chronic Elderly Disability 27 23 % Disabled 19 15 1982 1984 1989 1994 1999 ‘04/’05 Source: KG Manton et al., PNAS (2006) 103: 18374

  3. Impact of NIH-Supported ResearchOn U.S. Economy • In 2011, NIH research supported 432,000 jobs at more than 2,500 institutions, small businesses nationwide • In 2011, NIH funding generated $62 billion in new economic activity—double taxpayers’ investment • NIH serves as foundation for entire U.S. medical innovation sector that: • Employs 1 millionU.S. citizens • Generates $84 billion in wages, salaries • Exports $90 billion in goods, services Source: An Economic Engine: NIH Research, Employment and the Future of the Medical Innovation Sector, United Medical Research, May 2011

  4. “If we’re going to create jobs now and in the future, we're going to have to out-build and out-educate and out-innovate every other country on Earth.” President Obama Signing of America Invents ActThomas Jefferson High SchoolSeptember 16, 2011