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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.

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Research Clips

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

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs

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

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

2017 AAMC Community Engagement Toolkit

The 2017 AAMC Community Engagement Toolkitfeatures presentations, discussion questions, and interviews with 17 urban dwelling Native Americans that academic health centers can use to engage their communities in dialogue about the perceived risks and benefits of participating in the NIH All of Us Research Program and other research efforts.

Changes to NIH Grant Policies

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

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.


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.