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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with 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

Senate Judiciary Committee Examines Patent Troll Legislation

March 20, 2015

The Senate Judiciary Committee March 18 held a hearing titled The Impact of Abusive Patent Litigation Practices on the American Economy to address the tactics of so-called “patent trolls.”

AAMC Responds to NIH RFI on Future of National Library of Medicine

March 20, 2015

AAMC March 13 submitted a response to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) request for information (RFI) regarding the strategic vision for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to “ensure that it remains an international leader in biomedical and health information.

AAMC Provides Comments on 21st Century Cures Discussion Draft

March 20, 2015

Proclaiming “this is a time of unprecedented opportunity to employ the fruits of scientific discovery to transform health care both in the United States and globally,” the AAMC March 18 submitted “preliminary thoughts” to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on its 21st Century Cures discussion document, released Jan. 27.

House, Senate Budget Committees Mark Up FY 2016 Resolutions

March 20, 2015

Both the House and Senate Budget Committees March 19 approved their respective versions of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget resolution after adopting different responses to requests to increase defense spending.

GAO Releases CER, PCORI Reports

March 13, 2015

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, released two reports reviewing the dissemination and data capacity building efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) activities, and the extent to which established priorities are being met by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) activities.

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