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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.
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News and Updates
October 21, 2016
Vice President Biden Oct. 17 delivered an Executive Report on the status of the Cancer Moonshot to President Obama, which reviews progress during the first year of the initiative and lays out a roadmap for the next five years.
October 14, 2016
A total of 168 organizations and institutions, including the AAMC, joined letters organized by the Friends of AHRQ urging House and Senate Appropriations leadership to maintain at least $334 million in budget authority for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in fiscal year (FY) 2017.
September 30, 2016
The House of Representatives Sept. 29 approved, 246 to 177, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094), which would delay for six months the enforcement of the Department of Labor (DOL) overtime final rule until June 1, 2017. The DOL final rule was scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, 2016 [see Washington Highlights, May 20]. The White House Sept. 27 issued a Statement of Administration Policy strongly opposing H.R. 6094, indicating President Obama would veto the bill if sent to his desk.
September 30, 2016
The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a Sept. 29 hearing titled, “Academic Research Regulatory Relief: A Review of New Recommendations.”
September 23, 2016
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a September 15 letter to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) requesting an investigation of the interaction between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding funding for brain injuries research.