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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.

Member Spotlight

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Find out how support for NIH today will pay a lifetime of dividends in better health and quality of life for all Americans.
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Learning Health System Challenge and Planning 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 Challenge award and the Learning Health System Planning award.

Innovation Award Winners 2013

The AAMC announces four recipients of the AAMC Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training.  The primary goal of the awards program is to identify bright spots and disseminate innovations that create and sustain institutional partnerships in research and research-focused training.

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.