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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022
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Amid new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases, hospitals find progress through quiet methods like changing anesthetics, fixing valves, and re-sterilizing devices.

  • July 28, 2022
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A new report highlights the extent of sexual harassment among faculty, as well as promising practices that might prevent and address it.

  • July 26, 2022

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Regulations
AAMCNews

AAMC chief public policy officer Karen Fisher, JD, has fought to support the missions of academic medicine. She describes key wins and the work that lies ahead.

  • May 10, 2022
AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Karen Fisher, JD, speaks with Sen. Roy Blunt [R-Mo.] and then-AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, MD, (right) at a 2018 AAMC reception for the National Institutes of Health.
AAMCNews

Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm, but experts say the lack of data can be even more harmful.

  • March 22, 2022
African-American female doctor doing gynecological examination
AAMCNews

CRISPR is revolutionizing experimental therapies, but where should society draw the line?

  • December 2, 2021
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex and cells, illustration. The CRISPR-Cas9 protein (blue and pink) is used in genome engineering to cut DNA and uses a guide RNA sequence (orange) to cut DNA (purple) at a complementary cleavage site.
Insights

Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
AAMCNews

Authorities greatly expanded telemedicine access during COVID-19. But as many emergency rules end, patients and doctors worry about the future of remote care.

  • October 21, 2021
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AAMCNews

COVID-19 forced researchers to try new ways of running clinical trials. Now they want to make some of those changes permanent.

  • May 20, 2021
A researcher in a lab scans lab equipment
Press Release

Leaders of six major organizations representing hospitals and pharmacists sent a letter to HHS Sec. Becerra urging him to take action on violations of 340B law.

  • April 20, 2021
Press Release

Statement on the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • February 19, 2021
Press Release

AAMC issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule.

  • December 2, 2020
Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement on the announcement by CMS to increase capacity of health care systems during COVID-19 surge.

  • November 25, 2020