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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with 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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News and Updates

Forum on Bipartisan Support for NIH, and Publicly Funded Science

July 31, 2015

The Congressional Middle Class Prosperity Project held a public forum July 27 entitled, “Building the Economy of the Future: Why Federal Investments in Science and Innovation Matter.”  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Ph.D. (R-Ga.), as well as academic scholars of science and technology policy, provided expert testimony on the importance of strengthening federal investments in scientific research to grow our economy and create jobs.

BPC Briefing Discusses Development of Cures Companion

July 31, 2015

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), and Rep. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), July 27 spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) briefing that centered on a recently released  BPC report entitled, Advancing Medical Innovation for a Healthier America.

NIH Releases Alzheimer’s Disease Professional Budget

July 31, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) July 27 released its first Professional Judgment (PJ) Budget estimating the additional federal funds needed to find effective interventions to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by 2025—the primary research goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.

NIH Requests Input on Agency-Wide Strategic Plan

July 24, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) July 22 released a Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments and suggestions on a framework for a five year NIH-wide strategic plan.

Senate Panel Explores Incentives, Obstacles for Developing Cures

July 17, 2015

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness July 14 held a hearing titled, “Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases.”

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Research Spectrum

Testimony and Correspondence