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AAMC Submits Comments on Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine

The AAMC submitted comments in response to a discussion draft on the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

AAMC Submits Comments on FDA’s Office of Women’s Health Strategic Priorities

The AAMC recognized the efforts of the Office of Women’s Health and agreed the FDA could play a role in protecting women’s health.

AAMC, Public Health Groups Urge Reversal of CDC Testing Guideline Changes

The AAMC and 225 organizations expressed concerns with recent changes to the CDC’s COVID-19 testing guidelines.

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AAMC, Health Groups Reject Fetal Tissue Research Advisory Board Recommendations

The AAMC and 70 other groups urged HHS Secretary Alex Azar to reject Fetal Tissue Research Advisory Board recommendations.

Student Loan Payment Executive Order Implemented

The Department of Education’s implementation includes new details regarding student loan payments, interest accrual, and the PSLF program during the pandemic.

AAMC Joins Letter Supporting Military Medical Workforce, USUHS in FY 2021 NDAA

The AAMC joined a letter urging congressional leaders to include provisions to preserve the military medical workforce in the FY 2021 NDAA.

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AAMC Submits Comments on Health Plans Proposed Rule

The AAMC opposed proposed changes to grandfathered group health plans.

AAMC Supports House Bill to Protect 340B Hospitals

The AAMC sent a letter to Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) thanking them for introducing a bill to protect 340B hospitals.

Lawmakers Introduce AAMC-Backed Bill to Support Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units

Reps. Mucarsel-Powell and Clyburn introduced the Mobile Options for Testing In Our Neighborhoods (MOTION) Act on Aug. 11 with support from the AAMC.

AAMC Endorses Senate Bill Promoting Physician Mental Health and Wellbeing

The AAMC endorsed legislation authorizing HRSA grants and CDC information campaigns highlighting the health and well-being of providers.

Presidential Executive Order Extends Student Loan Repayment Moratorium

President Trump issued four executive orders in lieu of a COVID-19 supplemental package.


On the Agenda In Washington

Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine

Podcast: Diagnosing Our National Disease

David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, about racism in academic medicine.