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

Friends of VA Host Briefing on VA’s Learning Health Center

May 20, 2016

The Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA), in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development, hosted a May 16 congressional briefing titled “VA Research from Bench to Bedside,” in conjunction with National VA Research Week.

Labor Department Releases Overtime Final Rule

May 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) May 18 published its final rule titled Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

House, Senate Zika Supplemental Funding Proposals Inch Forward

May 20, 2016

The House of Representatives May 18 approved, on a party-line vote of 241 to 184, its $622 million Zika supplemental spending bill while the Senate approved its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Military Construction-VA and Transportation-HUD appropriations bill, which contained an amendment that would provide $1.1 billion in emergency supplemental funding to respond to the Zika virus.

AHRQ Report Shows that Despite Improvements in Quality and Access, Disparities Persist

May 13, 2016

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) May 3 released the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy.

AAMC Participates in Health Equity Forum at the Capitol

May 6, 2016

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic members partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus to host an April 29 forum, titled “Achieving Health Equity: The Path Forward,” that focused on efforts to increase diversity in the healthcare and research workforce and to reduce health disparities.

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