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AAMC Statement on President-elect Biden’s White House Science Team

January 15, 2021

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MEDIA CONTACTS
John Buarotti, Sr. Media Relations Specialist

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement on the announcement of the Biden administration’s science team, including the Presidential Science Advisor and leaders at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST):

“The AAMC commends President-elect Biden for elevating science to a national priority by elevating the Presidential Science Advisor to a Cabinet level position and selecting immensely qualified and experienced leaders to guide the administration’s science policy decisions. From fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to addressing health disparities to developing medical treatments and diagnostics, an evidence-based approach to policy must direct the way forward on the nation’s health challenges. The AAMC is confident that the newly named members of President-elect Biden’s White House science team have the expertise and years of proven leadership to get the job done.

We look forward to working with Dr. Lander (OSTP), Dr. Collins (NIH), Dr. Nelson (OSTP), Dr. Zuber (PCAST), Dr. Arnold (PCAST), Mr. Koizumi (OSTP), and Ms. Jones (OSTP) to further science and biomedical research to improve the health of people everywhere.”

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The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 155 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the millions of individuals employed across academic medicine, including more than 186,000 full-time faculty members, 94,000 medical students, 145,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.