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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


NIH Issues Request for Information on Data Management and Sharing

October 12, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Oct. 10 issued a request for information (RFI) on proposed provisions to serve as a foundation for a new data management and sharing policy for NIH-funded research.


AAMC Submits Joint Letter on NIH Guidelines

October 12, 2018

The AAMC Oct. 10 joined the Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Council on Governmental Relations in sending a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to the agency’s request for information regarding proposed changes to the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines).


Senate Holds Hearing on Proposed EPA Rule

October 5, 2018

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight Oct. 3 held a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Implementation of Sound and Transparent Science in Regulation.” The hearing focused on a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would limit the science the agency could consider in rulemaking to research for which all underlying data are publicly available.


House Passes HHS Spending Bill, President Signs Into Law

September 28, 2018

The House of Representatives Sept. 26 voted 361-61 to approve the conference agreement for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending bills (H.R. 6157), providing a total of $178 billion for the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Education, including a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


AAMC Signs Community Letter Urging Senate Vote on OSTP Nominee

September 21, 2018

The AAMC Sept. 19 joined nearly 40 signatories from scientific and academic organizations in sending a letter to Senate leadership urging a swift vote on Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, the president’s nominee to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). 


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