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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


NIH Director Testifies Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

April 12, 2019

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and six directors of NIH institutes April 11 testified on the fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS).


President Trump Issues Executive Order on Free Speech, Student Loans

March 22, 2019

President Donald Trump March 21 signed an “Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” 


Scientists Call for International Moratorium on Heritable Gene Editing in Humans

March 15, 2019

A March 13 commentary by an international group of leading scientists and ethicists in the journal Nature calls for a “global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.”


HHS Secretary Testifies Before Congress on President’s Budget Proposal

March 15, 2019

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar testified in support of the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal in front several congressional committees of jurisdiction.


President Trump Releases FY 2020 Budget Proposal

March 15, 2019

The White House March 11 released portions of A Budget for A Better America, the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal, with additional details expected the week of March 18.


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