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GAO releases report on NIH’s FY2012 research priorities and funding allocations

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “National Institutes of Health: Research Priority Setting, and Funding Allocations across Selected Diseases and Conditions.” The GAO reviewed the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) funding “related to the leading causes of death in the United States and globally, and the most prevalent chronic diseases and conditions in the United States,” in an effort to examine “(1) how research priorities are set at NIH, and (2) NIH allocations of research funding across selected diseases and conditions.”