In an opinion piece for The Hill, Lasker Foundation president Claire Pomeroy expresses gratitude for the bipartisan cooperation that brought about a $3 billion increase in funding for the NIH.

"We are all united by the desire for a healthy life. We all want effective therapies when our loved ones face a serious diagnosis. And we all hope that medical research will find cures for the diseases that still impact so many of us, from cancer to heart disease to mental illness and more.  Illness knows no party affiliations or social boundaries — and this action by our Congressional leaders speaks to how we can unite to create a healthier world."