National Institutes Of Health (NIH) Merger

Managing Partner Lyle Dennis developed and executed a Congressional and Administrative advocacy campaign that successfully stopped a NIH merger that would have jeopardized critical research

When the Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) at NIH voted to recommend the merger two institutes, CRD Associates working on behalf of a client whose researchers would have been disadvantaged by the merger, meticulously built a case over a three-year period as to why the proposed plan would be bad policy. Meeting with the senior management at NIH, two Assistant Secretaries of HHS, and high-ranking OMB officials, NIH finally dropped the merger in lieu of a pledge for the two institutes to collaborate more than had been done in the past. The client’s interests were protected and research funding has continued to flow to their members.

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