WELCOME TO NIH RECOVERY ACT IMPACT REPORTS
For over a century, NIH has been at the forefront of medical research, improving public health and directing funding to research institutions in communities across the Nation. Thus, NIH was well positioned to utilize the $10.4 billion provided by the Recovery Act (FY 2009 and 2010) to invest in transformative research, accelerate the progress of ongoing projects, and support the biomedical workforce in ways that would not have been possible otherwise. These Impact Reports illustrate how NIH has used ARRA funds to advance science, train scientists, enrich science education, and improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. These reports only represent a subset of the more than 12,000 grants that have been awarded through ARRA, which can be accessed at http://report.nih.gov/recovery/arragrants.cfm. In addition, these Impact Reports complement the NIH Recovery Act Investment Reports (http://report.nih.gov/recovery/investmentreports/), which highlight NIH ARRA-funded projects that are addressing major health topics in the Nation.