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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

CBO Issues Cost Estimate for 21st Century Cures Act

June 26, 2015

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) June 23 estimated the cost of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) would total $106.4 billion for the 2016-2020 period.

Appropriations Panels Approve HHS Spending Bills

June 26, 2015

The House Appropriations Committee June 24 approved its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Labor-HHS spending bill by a 30-21 vote after rejecting a number of Democratic amendments to restore funding to programs cut by the measure. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the bill the following day by a 16-14 vote.

NIH ACD Discusses NLM Report, NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, PSW Recommendations, Among Other Items

June 19, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) met June 11-12 to discuss major plans and policies at the NIH, including a report on the future of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the creation of an NIH-wide strategic plan, and a report on the physician-scientist workforce.

AAMC Joins Research Community in Support of 21st Century Cures Act

June 19, 2015

The AAMC June 6 joined more than 100 patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, and research institutions and organizations, in a letter of support for the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6).

NIH Issues Notices on Proposed Changes in Grant Application and Peer Review Process

June 12, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER) issued two notices on June 9 regarding plans to enhance reproducibility of research findings through clarifications and updates to grant application instructions and review criteria.

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Research Spectrum

Testimony and Correspondence