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Medical Research

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Many medical breakthroughs are the results of research conducted at AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Major centers of medical research, they conduct more than half of all extramural research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

From prevention to treatments, pioneering research at AAMC-member institutions transforms the health of our nation.

What's New

Research Clips

September 6, 2017

A weekly roundup of research news items curated from the professional development groups within the AAMC’s Scientific Affairs cluster, and other sources.

National MD-PhD Program Outcomes Study

May 14, 2018

A report from the AAMC's Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) that tracks the careers of MD-PhD dual-degree program graduates over 50 years (1964–2014) and highlights results of a research project that explored their career paths.

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs

November 10, 2017

The following resources are intended to further understanding of the complex issue of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) reimbursements, including the potential effects of current policy proposals, for faculty members and others in the academic community.

Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden

November 1, 2017

Report of an April 17, 2017 workshop organized by FASEB, AAMC, and COGR, with assistance from NABR.

Health Equity VSV - Sanford School of Medicine

January 31, 2018

The AAMC Health Equity subgroup's latest Virtual Site Visit (VSV) of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Changes to NIH Grant Policies

July 31, 2017

On June 8, the NIH announced the Next Generation Researchers Initiative after withdrawing the Grant Support Index (GSI). The NIH posted a policy supporting the initiative on August 31.

100 Metrics to Assess and Communicate the Value of Biomedical Research

June 14, 2013

This report is the culmination of a partnership between the AAMC and RAND Europe and presents 100 ideas for metrics that can be used to assess and communicate the value of biomedical research.

Strategies for Sustaining the Research Enterprise: Discussions from AAMC GRAND

February 9, 2018


Research Testimony and Correspondence

A collection of the AAMC’s research-related comment letters and other public correspondence.

Well-Being in Academic Medicine

Wellbeing in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, physicians, researchers, residents, and students. With this in mind, the AAMC dedicated its June 2016 Leadership Forum to a range of topics addressing depression, resilience, burnout, and increased suicide among physicians, residents, and students. The following pages contain resources to help explain and address the challenges.