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Dr. Stephanie Collins Reed on Budget Cuts & Job Security

Sequestration’s Impact
January 13, 2014

Psychologist Stephanie Collins Reed, PhD, used to consult her university's institutional review board (IRB). Now she works for an IRB — but not by choice.

Thanks to sequestration — the automatic budget cuts introduced in 2013 to reduce the federal deficit — research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies have become more difficult than ever to receive. 

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