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Medical Research

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

Advancing Implementation Science in Community and Academic Partnered Research

The AAMC and The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation are collaborating to offer an award, Advancing Implementation Science in Community/Academic Partnered Research, to AAMC-member institutions. The program seeks submissions from researchers, community organizations, and health system leaders at academic medical centers who partner to engage in research that has the potential to improve population health outcomes. The submission deadline is October 16, 2015.

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.


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.

AAMC Innovation Challenges

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced two new challenge programs designed to recognize innovations in medical education, care delivery, research, and diversity and inclusion.

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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.