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Research on Care Community

The Research on Care Community (ROCC) is an AAMC-member organization whose members share an interest in integrating research into care delivery. They include a range of leaders from academic medicine, such as CEOs, deans, chief medical officers, vice presidents, chairs, and other faculty.

New! NIH Webinar

NIH HEAL Initiative: Program Update and Funding Opportunities for Pain Research Available through NIH
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative in April 2018 to accelerate scientific discovery to stem the opioid public health crisis. In this webinar, Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), discussed the HEAL Initiative’s priorities in pain management research.

Webinar Series

Learn more about key initiatives happening at Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub sites, upcoming funding opportunities available through NCATS, and resources for fostering innovation and cutting-edge translational research activities.

  • Collaborations across NCATS's Trial Innovation Network
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    This webinar highlighted the goals of the Trial Innovation Network, introduced ways that investigators within CTSAs can use the Network to advance their research, and presented what’s happening at a Trial Innovation Center (TIC) and a Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC).

  • The CTSA Program Vision - Current Initiatives and Future Goals
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    NCATS officials shared details about the nationwide network of institutions working to bring medical research to practice more quickly and efficiently, and discussed key priorities for the CTSA program moving forward.

About the Research on Care Community

The Research on Care Community (ROCC) fosters collaboration between researchers and clinical providers who are engaged in clinical and translational research to improve quality, safety, health equity and outcomes of their own patient populations.

Through capacity building and enhancing peer-to-peer learning, ROCC supports members focused on identifying and leading approaches that advance:

  • health system and research integration
  • alignment of research and quality improvement
  • institutional commitment to clinical effectiveness and implementation research scholarship

ROCC currently has 618 members who are affiliated with 177 leading medical schools, teaching hospitals, and healthcare organizations.  Representing a full spectrum of talent, the ROCC membership base includes deans, chairs, professors and leaders in a CMO/President role.

Contact the ROCC Team

Alexander Ommaya, D.Sc.
Senior Director, Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Research

Anne Berry, MPP
Lead Specialist, Implementation Research and Policy

Alexandra Payne
Program Specialist, Scientific Affairs

For more information about other Scientific Affairs initiatives, please see:

AAMC Advocacy News

Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Opioids and Pain Management

February 15, 2019

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Holds Legislative Hearing on ACA

February 15, 2019

Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Primary Care

February 8, 2019

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