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Research Continuum

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

2015 - 2016 LHS Awardees Webinar Series

You are invited to join ROCC for a series of four webinars featuring the 2015-2016 Learning Health System Research Champion and Pioneer Award winners. Please register for one or more of the webinars.

New Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit

The AAMC has launched a new Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit highlighting four research projects at UC Davis School of Medicine, including the Solano County Behavioral Health Innovation Plan, the Latino Aging Research Resource Center, the Mothers’ Wisdom project to increase breast cancer screening among American Indian women, and an initiative with the Asian American Center on Disparities Research. Virtual Site Visits feature videos, articles, presentations, and other resources that reflect the cutting edge research, novel curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to the evidence base of solutions to health and health care disparities.

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Institutional Approaches to Tracking Research Trainee Information

This report presents the AAMC’s findings from surveys and interviews to help institutions develop and enhance their own data-collection systems and to encourage local and national discussions around research trainee data collection.

Academic Medicine Investment in Medical Research

This 8-page white paper, Academic Medicine Investment in Medical Research, presents the overall findings of 46 institutions that responded to the survey. While the findings spotlight how substantial the investments from academic medicine are, they also illustrate the huge and growing gap in funding that puts medical research at risk with the absence of predictable, consistent, and sustainable federal funding.

April 2015 Implementing the Regulations on Financial Conflicts of Interest: Results from the AAMC Conflict of Interest Metrics Project


Learning Health System Champion and Pioneer Research Awards

To reward current and support new member efforts to integrate research, education, and clinical care in service of improving patient health and developing a Learning Health System, the AAMC is launching two sets of awards, the Learning Health System Champion Research Award and the Learning Health System Pioneer Research Award.

Featured Topic

Measuring Research: A Guide to Research Evaluation Frameworks and Tools July 2013
This report, prepared for AAMC by RAND Europe, summarizes current conceptual models for how biomedical research translates into academic, health, social and economic impacts, and profiles 14 robust research evaluation initiatives already in use.