|03-12-2013, 01:41 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Sequestration Cause for Critical Funding Cut
Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are Fat
(CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance."
However, the NICHD said the future of the project is uncertain because of the sequester--automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1.
"The NIH is currently assessing the impact on funding due to sequestration," said Robert Bock, Press Officer for the NICHD. "It is not possible to say how this (or any other NIH grant) will be affected in the long term beyond the 90 percent funding levels already in place."
BWH first received a $778,622 grant for the study in 2011, followed by a $741,378 grant in 2012, totaling $1,520,000. The project has the potential to be a five-year study.
Rosie is not happy ...................
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