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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

NIGMS Announces New Institutional Research Training Grant

October 13, 2017

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Oct. 6 announced its new Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32).

NIH Issues New Policy on Certificates of Confidentiality

October 6, 2017

A revised National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy on certificates of confidentiality went into effect Oct. 1, significantly expanding the scope of research to which it applies and adding new prohibitions to prevent investigators from disclosing “identifiable, sensitive information” about research subjects.

AAMC Comments to the National Academies on STEM Education and “Next Generation Researchers”

October 6, 2017

The AAMC submitted comments to two committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) in response to the committees’ request for input on how to revitalize graduate education and how to support the next generation of researchers.

Senate Panel, FOVA Briefing Examine Veteran Suicide Prevention

September 29, 2017

The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA) coalition both held Sept. 27 events to examine how to prevent veteran suicide.

AAMC Files Second Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Travel Ban Cases

September 22, 2017

The AAMC, joined by 30 organizations representing a range of health professional education and practice groups, filed a Sept. 18 amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to maintain lower court injunctions against implementation of the March 2017 Executive Order barring entry of individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

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