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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.


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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Senate Approval of Opioid Conference Report Sends Bill to the President

July 15, 2016

The Senate July 13 approved, 92-2, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 conference report (H. Rept. 114-669), which the House July 7 approved by a vote of 407-5 [see Washington Highlights, July 8], sending the report to the President’s desk for his signature.

Fetal Tissue Panel Issues Interim Report

July 15, 2016

The majority members of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives July 14 released an interim update on its work investigating the transfer of fetal tissue and related matters. The 88-page report describes the panel’s initial perspectives with respect to financial transactions of abortion providers and the potential impact on health care services. The report also describes the panel’s intent to continue exploring these issues through the remainder of the year.

House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves HHS Spending Bill

July 8, 2016

The House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee July 7 approved its version of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill (Labor-HHS). The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the spending bill on July 13.

White House Announces New Awards and Initiatives for Precision Medicine Initiative

July 8, 2016

The White House July 6 announced a series of steps to advance the administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), including $55 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

House Approves Opioid Conference Report

July 8, 2016

The House July 8 approved, 407-5, the conference agreement for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 conference report (H. Rept. 114-669). The House and Senate opioid conferees July 7 finalized the agreement, however only Republican conferees signed the report.

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