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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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News and Updates

White House FY 2018 Budget Blueprint Proposes Steep Cuts to NIH, Other HHS Agencies

March 17, 2017

Members of Congress and stakeholders in the health community expressed concern over the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint released March 16 by the White House.

Senators Celebrate NIH, Urge Continued Funding Growth

March 10, 2017

Senators in two rounds of questions at a March 8 Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, “Saving Lives Through Medical Research,” praised the research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and urged a commitment to sustainable increases in NIH funding.

President Signs Executive Order to Enforce the Regulatory Reform Agenda

March 3, 2017

President Trump Feb. 24 signed an executive order requiring the head of each federal agency to designate a Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO) to oversee and enforce implementation of the administration’s regulatory reform policies and initiatives.

House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee Hosts Members’ Day Hearing

March 3, 2017

The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee Mar. 1 held its Member’s Day hearing, in which Members of Congress testified about their priorities for fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations under the subcommittee’s jurisdiction.

Patent Office Rules in Favor of Broad Institute in CRISPR Dispute

February 24, 2017

The US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board Feb. 15 ruled that patents on the gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 held by the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University do not overlap or “interfere” with University of California (UC) Berkeley patent claims.

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