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Future innovations in health care and prevention require research across a full spectrum of biomedical science, from basic and translational research to implementation science and comparative effectiveness research. 

AAMC advocates for funding and appropriate regulation by major federal agencies and organizations supporting this research, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Ensuring a sustainable research mission is essential to achieve long-term health priorities, develop new therapeutics and preventive measures, focus on patient-centered outcomes, and reduce health disparities. 

We also work to ensure the integrity of biomedical research, especially research involving human subjects, including privacy protections and management of financial conflicts of interest.


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News and Updates

President Names Nominee to Direct Office of Science and Technology Policy

August 3, 2018

President Trump August 1 announced his nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, to be the next Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The role of science adviser has been vacant since January 2017.

AHRQ Council Meeting: Future of the National Guideline Clearinghouse, and Making Data Relevant for Health System Leaders

July 27, 2018

At the July 18 National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality meeting, Gopal Khanna, MBA, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), led the discussion about AHRQ’s core competencies of research, practice improvement, and data analytics. He asked members of the Council to consider what actions AHRQ can take to build upon these core competencies, ensure research is operationalized, and data is accessible to stakeholders.

NIH and FDA Leaders Update House Committee on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation

July 27, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee July 25 held a hearing titled, “21st Century Cures Implementation: Updates from FDA and NIH.”

VA Committees Consider Legislation, Advance Secretary Nominee

July 20, 2018

Both the House and Senate, the weeks of July 9 and 16, conducted business meetings and markups pertaining to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issues.

AAMC Responds to NIH NIGMS RFI on Faculty Diversity

July 20, 2018

The AAMC July 20 submitted a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medicine Sciences (NIGMS) in response to its Request for Information (RFI) on Strategies for Enhancing Postdoctoral Career Transitions to Promote Faculty Diversity.

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