Robert Cook-Deegan discusses his article in the Winter 2015 issue of Issues in Science and Technology discussing how after decades of strong budget growth, the National Institutes of Health now faces an increasingly constrained funding environment and questions about the value of its research.
The supposed conflict between research intensity and increased student access serves the branding needs of our elite universities, but not the social and economic needs of the nation. A new institutional design is emerging that meets the dual obligations of equity and excellence without compromising on either.
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