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AAMC Submits Comment Letter on Proposed Public Charge Rule

The AAMC Dec. 11 submitted a comment letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on its proposed rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” The letter urges DHS not to finalize the proposal and to defer to the Department of State’s public charge determinations instead.

AAMC Submits Comments to NIH on Provisions for a Data Management and Sharing Policy

The AAMC Dec. 10 submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a request for information (RFI) on proposed provisions to serve as a foundation for a data management and sharing policy for NIH-funded research.

House OGR Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research

The House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee Subcommittees on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Government Reform Dec. 13 held a hearing titled “Exploring Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research.” Witnesses included Sally Temple, PhD, Scientific Director at the Neural Stem Cell Institute; Tara Sander Lee, PhD, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute; and David A. Prentice, PhD, Vice President and Research Director of the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 Ad

While all doctors are trained to treat pain and addiction, specialists in particular fields are critical to address the opioid epidemic in rural and urban communities alike. The Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 would provide federal support to train those specialists.

AAMC Ad Thanks Lawmakers for Bold and Visionary Commitment to NIH

April 2018 RMH-NIH Ad

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