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WASHINGTON — The threat of a $5.8 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health in President Trump’s early budget recommendations has spawned a new advocacy group aimed at preserving research funding.

Carrie Jones, a principal at JPA Health Communications in Washington, said the group she’s helping pull together — The Coalition to Save NIH Funding — is still taking stakeholders’ temperature to determine the most effective path forward to avert a nearly 20 percent reduction in the NIH budget.

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