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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, MD, PhD



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

Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Regulation of Diagnostic Tests

November 20, 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Nov. 17 held a hearing on the regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs). Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer for Innovation and Quality Patrick Conway, M.D., provided testimony.

NIH Releases Funding Opportunities for the Precision Medicine Initiative

November 20, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nov. 17 issued an update to the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, which announced the first set of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for the program.

Bipartisan House Letter Urges at Least $32 Billion for NIH

November 20, 2015

A total of 145 Members of the House of Representatives signed a Nov. 18 letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a level of at least $32 billion in any forthcoming appropriations legislation.

Senate Passes Veterans Affairs Appropriations with Research Bump

November 20, 2015

Just in time for Veterans Day, the Senate Nov. 10 passed unanimously (93-0) its fiscal year (FY) 2016 military construction and veterans affairs appropriations bill (H.R. 2029). The Senate measure includes $50.7 billion for VA Medical Services, a $1.9 billion increase from the committee-approved level [see Washington Highlights, May 22], and a $5.5 billion increase (12 percent) increase over FY 2015.

AAMC Urges Appropriators to Reinvest in National Priorities

November 20, 2015

AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., Nov. 19 sent a letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee urging members to restore the “harmful” sequestration cuts to national priorities, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), health professions training and education programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  

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