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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

AAMC Submits Comments to CMS on Hospital Outcome Measurement for Patients with Social Risk Factors

November 30, 2018

The AAMC Nov. 29 submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the agency’s request for information regarding Hospital Outcome Measurement for Patients with Social Risk Factors. 

AAMC Submits Comments to NIH on Basic Science Studies Involving Human Participants

November 16, 2018

The AAMC Nov. 12 sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to the agency’s request for information regarding registration and reporting standards for prospective basic science studies involving human participants.

AAMC Responds to Report on Administration of Extramural Funding for VA Researchers

November 9, 2018

The AAMC Nov. 1 sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Chief Research and Development Officer Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD, in response to a September 2018 report titled “Study on Veterans Affairs (VA) Extramural Funding.” The VA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) commissioned the independent research organization Westat to collect information about the administration of extramural research funding to VA researchers.

House, Senate Pass Bill to Increase Participation of Women, Minorities in Entrepreneurship

October 18, 2018

The Senate Oct. 11 passed by unanimous consent H.R. 6758, the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 (SUCCESS Act). This bipartisan legislation aims to increase rates of patent applications and participation in entrepreneurship activities by women, minorities, and veterans. The Senate vote follows the bill’s Sept. 25 passage by voice vote in the House of Representatives.

Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda Updates FDA’s Harmonization Plans for Human Subjects Research

October 18, 2018

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget Oct. 17 released the Fall 2018 edition of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda). The Agenda, released each year in the spring and fall, includes a summary of key regulatory actions and priorities planned or underway by the administration, and identifies whether these actions are regulatory or deregulatory.

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