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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

AHRQ Director Khanna Delivers Remarks at the National Advisory Council Meeting

July 28, 2017

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) July 26 held its National Advisory Council Meeting.

House Approves Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Spending Bill in “Minibus” Defense Package

July 28, 2017

The House July 27 passed, 235-192, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219), a minibus that includes the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill, as well as three other appropriations bills.

Community Urges Senators to Support Medical Research Amendment in NDAA

July 28, 2017

The AAMC July 27 joined over 100 organizations on a letter expressing support for a research-related bipartisan amendment to the fiscal year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, S. 1519).

House Appropriators Approve Spending Bill With NIH Increase, Cuts to Health Professions

July 21, 2017

After a marathon markup stretching into the evening, the House Appropriations Committee July 19 approved, 28-22, its draft FY 2018 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill and accompanying report, providing a nearly $1 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and blocking the administration’s proposal to reduce NIH support for facilities and administrative (F&A) expenses.

House Subcommittee Approves HHS Spending Bill

July 14, 2017

The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee July 13 voted, 9-6, to approve its draft fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bill, teeing up full committee consideration as soon as the week of July 17.

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