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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.
Research and Research Training Testimony and Correspondence
April 3, 2017
Community sign on letter to Members of Congress, coordinated by the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), recommending $8 billion in funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in FY 2018
March 22, 2017
AAMC joined a March 3 letter to Department of Homeland Security regarding the announcement that
effective April 3, USCIS will suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions for a period of up
to six months. U.S. universities and their affiliated institutions, which adhere to a strict academic
calendar, will be disproportionately harmed by the suspension of premium processing.
March 22, 2017
In a March 22 letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the AAMC and four other higher education associations urged the agency to reconsider a March 3 announcement that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions for “up to 6 months.”
March 8, 2017
AAMC statement, submitted for the record to the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, on FY 18 funding for: the National Institutes of Health; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and health professions funding at the Health Resources and Services Administration, including Title VII, Title VIII, Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education, and the National Health Service Corps.
February 28, 2017
The AAMC provided comments on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Request for Information Regarding Learning Healthcare Systems (LHS). The AAMC focused its comments on the following four domains derived from the experiences of large teaching hospitals and health systems across the U.S.: 1) LHSs utilizing their own data; 2) LHSs ensuring evidence is applied consistently throughout the organization; 3) LHSs utilizing metrics; and 4) LHSs involving patients and families.
Community Letters to Senate Appropriators Regarding Funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
February 10, 2017
Community Letter to Senate Appropriators Regarding Funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Community Letter to House Appropriators Regarding Funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
February 10, 2017
Community sign-on letter organized by Friends of AHRQ urges House Appropriators to provide $334 million to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), consistent with current funding levels.
February 1, 2017
The AAMC led more than 50 organizations in a joint letter expressing deep concern that the January 27 executive order restricting the admission of certain foreign nationals and refugees to the United States will disrupt patient care, health education, and medical research. Our organizations are dedicated to promoting a diverse and culturally competent health and biomedical workforce—at home and abroad—that supports improvements in health care, access to providers, breakthroughs in medical research, and equitable health for all patients regardless of their backgrounds.