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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.

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ROCC Webinar: Preserving Privacy in Data Sharing
Dec. 7-- Darren Toh, ScD, BPHAR, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School will provide an overview of new privacy-protecting analytics and data-sharing methods and examples of ways researchers and health system leaders are applying these methods to enhance multicenter collaboration. Register Today

EHR Optimization to Advance Learning Health Systems
On October 18, 2017 the Association of American Medical Colleges (AMC) and the Donaghue Foundation hosted the Current State and Future Vision: Making EHRs Work for You summit at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC. The summit brought together approximately 80 participants to identify opportunities for improving EHR function to support the advancement of learning health systems.

ROCC Member Spotlight and Opinion Piece
Dr. Melanie Spencer is Executive Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Associate Professor of Outcomes Research at Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), one of the largest public not-for-profit healthcare systems in the United States. In this ROCC Member Spotlight, she shares both her personal and professional experience working within a learning health system.

Advocacy Corner

Conferees Remove NDAA Provision Limiting Biomedical Research
House and Senate negotiators Nov. 8 agreed to remove language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 that would restrict the Department of Defense (DOD)’s Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Read More

Associations Object to EPA Policy Excluding Funded Scientists from Advisory Committees
The AAMC and four other higher education associations Nov. 6 sent a letterto Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt opposing a new policy to exclude EPA-grant funded scientists from the agency’s advisory committees. Read More

Trump Opioid Commission Releases Final Report with 56 Recommendations
After its last official meeting, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Nov. 1 released its final report. The 141-page document includes 56 recommendations to the president regarding federal programs and national policies to support opioid addiction prevention, treatment, research, and recovery. Read More

Appropriators Discuss Role of F&A Support in Advancing Medical Research
On Oct. 24, four research institutions testified before the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee about the essential role of federal support for facilities and administrative (F&A) costs in advancing medical research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read More

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