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About GRAND

The mission of GRAND is to provide a national forum for the promotion, support, development, and conduct of biomedical research in medical schools and teaching hospitals, through the exchange of information and the examination of issues critical to the research enterprise.

At the request of a group of research deans, the AAMC organized a meeting in 1999 to discuss important issues in support, management, and oversight of biomedical research. The meeting was well attended and the research deans were very enthusiastic about forming a permanent professional development group with AAMC. The group named itself the Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND).

In September 2002, the AAMC Executive Council formally approved designation of GRAND, noting that no other national organization similarly meets the professional development needs of the research deans.

GRAND has met each year since 1999, focusing on issues critical to the advancement of research at medical schools and teaching hospitals. The meetings have been organized by an active and engaged Steering Committee. In addition, the Group maintains an active listserv that provides a useful source of information, as well as advice, on best practices in research administration and policy.

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2016 Innovation Award

This annual award, developed in collaboration with the GREAT Group and GRAND leadership, will highlight innovations in PhD, MD-PhD, and postdoctoral education and training, or early career development that enhance the institutional research mission.

Award winners 


Learn about AAMC medical research initiatives and publications.


Considering a Career in Medical Research

Considering a career in medical research

There are various pathways for pursuing a career in medical research.