Friday, April 7, 2017

Pitt’s Senate Council analyzes effects of federal budget cuts - Stephen Caruso, Pitt News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher opened the council with a short speech discussing the budget proposed by President Donald Trump last Thursday. The budget suggests deep cuts to many domestic agencies, including $9 billion from the Department of Education, $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health and $2.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency. Funding from the NIH makes up 65 percent of Pitt’s total $726 million research funding from all sources last year. In 2016 alone, Pitt received $475 million in NIH awards for research and other purposes — the fifth highest of U.S. universities.

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