Sequestration’s Impact on Medical Research in California

By Mina Kim

Researchers at UC-San Francisco have already been feeling the impact as automatic federal spending cuts take effect.

UCSF receives more money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any public university in the country. Under sequestration, NIH will cut spending by $1.6 billion this year, and in preparation, have trimmed grant awards by 10 to 20 percent.

At UCSF some laboratories have delayed launching parts of projects or have instituted hiring freezes, says UCSF vice chancellor for research Keith Yamamoto. Continue reading