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What we do matters

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Grants and Awards Received by the AAMC

Federal Grants

Health and Human Services: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Building a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity for Academic Medical Centers is a three-year, $104,288 award that supports AAMC member participation in a series of workshops focused on building a systems approach to community health and health equity. Principal Investigator: Philip Alberti

Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health

  • Faculty Roster is a five-year, $2,493,178 contract (whose costs are split 50:50 between NIH and the AAMC) that supports a continuously updated database with comprehensive information on the educational, employment, and demographic backgrounds of faculty members at medical schools in the United States. Project Director: Hershel Alexander
  • Improving Evidence for a Diverse Biomedical Research Workforce is a one-year, $25,000 supplemental award, associated with the Faculty Roster Contract, to convene a meeting of university presidents/chancellors and research leaders on initial findings from three cross-institutional action groups that are identifying gaps in scientific evidence for university strategies that increase the diversity of the biomedical research workforce, and identifying a set of actions to improve evidence. Project Director: Hershel Alexander
  • Urban Universities for HEALTH Learning Collaborative External Link is a five-year, $4,183,044 grant that supports a national learning collaborative aiming to expand and enhance a culturally sensitive, diverse, and prepared health workforce to improve health and reduce health disparities in urban communities. Principal Investigator: Malika Fair
  • Urban Universities for HEALTH Improving Evidence in Admissions is a one-year, $150,000 supplemental award, associated with the Urban Universities for HEALTH Learning Collaborative, to support nursing schools’ ability to disseminate evidence and information on holistic review and other evidence-based practices, create tools to help nursing schools assess and strengthen their admissions practices, and develop a network of nursing school leaders to share best practices. Principal Investigator: Malika Fair

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • The Humanities and the Arts for Future Physicians: Phase I is a six-month, $29,270 award to convene a group of experts in humanities, arts, medicine, and education to plan the development of a Foundations monograph that will help advance the integration of the humanities and arts into medical education curricula. Project Director: Alison Whelan

Foundation Grants

Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

  • Advancing Effectiveness Research and Implementation Science in Our Own Backyards is a four-year, $600,000 grant that supports the development of a new approach to stimulate and enhance the creation of learning health systems within medical schools and teaching hospitals. Project Director: Alex Ommaya
  • Advancing Implementation Science in Community/Academic Partnered Research is a multi-year, $660,000 grant to develop, test, and deploy new models for partnership between academic medicine and community organizations focused on the development and rapid deployment of innovative and sustainable interventions that improve population health and address local health hospitals. Project Director: Alex Ommaya

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

  • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is a three-year, $45,000 grant that supports the recognition of a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. Program Contact: Mary Halicki

The California Wellness Foundation

  • Diversity and Inclusion Culture & Climate Self-Assessment Tool and Scorecard is a three-year, $325,000 grant to develop and pilot a Diversity and Inclusion Culture & Climate Self-Assessment tool and scorecard at eight urban-based, undergraduate public universities and graduate medical and health professional schools in California, and inform legislative and educational policymakers about the pilot as a strategy for increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the health care workforce. Project Director: Laura Castillo-Page

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

  • Medical Education Reform: Accelerating Systems-based Practice is a $40,000 grant that supports meetings in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., to create a national framework for the reform of medical education to identify gaps in current activities, curriculum, interprofessional participation, and systems-based practice competencies. Project Director: Janis Orlowski

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

  • Academic Medicine Supplement on Time Variability in Health Professions Education has received $50,000 in funding to support the production and publication of a supplement to the March 2018 issue of Academic Medicine on the topic of time variability in health professions education. Principal Investigators: Anne Farmakidis, Mary Beth DeVilbiss, Toni Gallo

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • David E. Rogers Award is a 12-year, $277,353 grant that annually supports the recognition of a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to the health and health care needs of the American people. Project Director: Jennifer Schlener
  • Summer Health Professions Education Program is a one-year $997,904 grant that will support technical assistance and direction to help increase diversity in health fields, as its predecessor, the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, did for more than 24,000 students. Project Director: Norma Poll-Hunter

Financial Conflict of Interest in Public Health Service-Funded Research

The AAMC has adopted a policy  to recognize, disclose, manage, and report financial conflicts of interest related to Public Health Service-funded research. To request information concerning any existing significant financial interest related to PHS-funded research that constitutes a financial conflict of interest, please contact Frank R. Trinity, Chief Legal Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges, 655 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001,

AAMC Awards

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At our annual meeting, the AAMC presents awards honoring people and programs making significant contributions to academic medicine.