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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

NAS Votes for Final Approval on Expelling Harassers

June 7, 2019

National Academy of Science’s (NAS, the Academy) May 31 conducted the final vote to change the bylaws to allow its governing council to expel harassers from its membership.

House Appropriators Include Historic Rider to Restrict Gene Editing Review at FDA

June 7, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee June 4 agreed by voice vote to an amendment to the FY 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spending bill to reinstate restrictions on FDA’s ability to review applications for clinical trials involving human gene editing.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Foreign Influences in Taxpayer-Funded Research

June 7, 2019

The Senate Finance Committee June 5 held a hearing titled, “Foreign Threats to Taxpayer-Funded Research: Oversight Opportunities and Policy Solutions.”

HHS Announces New Policies Restricting Fetal Tissue Research at NIH

June 7, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) June 5 issued a statement announcing new policies regarding fetal tissue research.

AAMC Responds to NIH RFI on Faculty Cohorts to Increase Diversity

May 31, 2019

The AAMC May 30 submitted a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a Request for Information (RFI), Institutional Accountability to Promote Inclusive Excellence, seeking input on a potential Common Fund project with the goal of employing “a cohort model at the faculty level as a catalyst for institutions to create a route of entry and advancement for talent from diverse backgrounds.”

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