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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Executive Vice President Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.


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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. 

More than 80 percent of the NIH's budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 3,000 universities and research institutions, with more than half of this extramural funding going to the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals.

The AAMC works closely with a broad spectrum of stakeholders through the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to advocate sustainable funding support commensurate with growing opportunities for scientific discovery and improved health.

The AAMC also collaborates with NIH and the scientific community to promote policies that maintain and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the medical research enterprise.

News and Updates

HHS Secretary Testifies Before House Appropriations Panel to Discuss HHS FY 2019 Budget Request

March 16, 2018

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar March 15 testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) for the first time to discuss the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request to Congress, released Feb. 12 [See Washington Highlights, Feb. 16].

National Human Genome Research Institute Announces “2020 Vision for Genomics”

February 23, 2018

During the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research’s (NACHGR) Feb. 12 meeting, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Director Eric Green, MD, PhD, announced that the institute has launched the next round of strategic planning to develop a “2020 Vision for Genomics.”

President Signs Budget Deal Raising Spending Caps, Delaying DSH Cuts

February 9, 2018

President Trump Feb. 9 signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892), the product of bipartisan negotiations to provide sequestration relief over two years for discretionary spending, address a number of expired health care provisions, and temporarily continue funding for the federal government, among other provisions. 

AAMC Comments on NIH Office of Disease Prevention Strategic Plan

January 26, 2018

The AAMC Jan. 19 submitted comments in response to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) request for information on the ODP's strategic plan for fiscal years (FYs) 2019-2023.

Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid Government Shutdown

January 19, 2018

Federal agencies Jan. 19 began issuing shutdown orders, as a continuing resolution (H.J.Res 125) approved by the House Jan. 18, stalled in the Senate hours before funding for federal operations was scheduled to lapse.

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