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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

Zika Supplemental Stalls in Senate

April 29, 2016

The Senate April 28 adjourned for a week-long recess without completing action on emergency supplemental funding to address the spread of the Zika virus.

AAMC Submits Comments to ICMJE on Clinical Trial Data Sharing Proposal

April 22, 2016

The AAMC April 18 submitted comments to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) on proposed requirements for sharing clinical trial data. The ICMJE is a working group of leading medical journal editors, which develops recommendations reviewing the conduct and reporting of research in medical journals.

House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Examines Security of Bioresearch Labs

April 22, 2016

The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee April 20 held a hearing to discuss the security of U.S. biomedical research labs.

House Panel Holds Contentious Hearing on Fetal Tissue

April 22, 2016

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives April 20 held a hearing to explore whether abortion providers and tissue procurement organizations profit illegally from the sale of human fetal tissue from abortions.

AAMC-led Coalitions Submit Testimony to Appropriators for FY 2017

April 22, 2016

AAMC and two of the coalitions it leads April 15 submitted statements for the record to the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittees, which determine funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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