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Grants & Awards Received by the AAMC

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The AAMC receives grants from the federal government and private foundations for work on specific topic areas related to the AAMC’s mission. Grants received and more information on the projects they support are listed below.

Federal Grants

Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC’s Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity provides $183,911 for the fourth year of a five-year cooperative agreement that supports enhanced teaching concepts of population health and provides practical, hands-on experience at the community level for public health, medical, and nursing students.
Principal Investigator: Malika Fair

Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health

Faculty Roster is a five-year, $3,250,726 contract (whose costs are split 50:50 between NIH and the AAMC) that supports a continuously updated database with comprehensive information on the educational, employment, and demographic backgrounds of faculty members at medical schools in the United States.
Project Director: Hershel Alexander

AAMC Career Development Program for Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Scholars is a five-year $1,325,959 award that supports a multichannel education program for cohorts of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-awarded K99/R00 scholars.
Principal Investigator: Ross McKinney

National Endowment for the Arts

Meaning Making During COVID-19 is a seven-month $30,000 award (matched 1:1 by the AAMC) to support a collaborative listening and poetry project that captures the experience of healthcare professionals and trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
Project Director: Lisa Howley

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Fundamental Role of the Humanities and Arts in Medical Education is a three-year, $392,928 award that supports the planning for and creation of a monograph, curricular and evaluative resources, and faculty professional development opportunities for integrating the humanities and arts into education in the medical professions.
Project Director: Alison Whelan. Principal Investigator: Lisa Howley

Foundation Grants

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is a four-year $55,000 grant that annually supports the recognition of a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.
Program Contact: Monique Mauge

The California Wellness Foundation

Diversity and Inclusion Culture & Climate Self-Assessment Tool and Scorecard is a multiyear $325,000 grant to develop and pilot a Diversity and Inclusion Culture & Climate Self-Assessment tool and scorecard at eight urban-based, undergraduate public universities and graduate medical and health professional schools in California, and inform legislative and educational policymakers about the pilot as a strategy for increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the health care workforce.
Project Director: Laura Castillo-Page

The Sandra & Arnold Gold Humanism Research Fund

The Fund provided a multiyear $8,000 award to host dinner meetings and receptions during the Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting to connect and inform diverse stakeholders who are active researchers investigating the role of humanism within medicine and medical education.
Program Contact: Lisa Howley

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The foundation provided a seven-month $35,000 award to support the cost of an Academic Medicine “Supplement on Addressing Bias and Reducing Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments.” 
Project Contacts: Anne Farmakidis, Mary Beth DeVilbiss, and Liza Karlin

Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

Advancing Implementation Science in Community/Academic Partnered Research is a multi-year $660,000 grant to develop, test, and deploy new models for partnership between academic medicine and community organizations focused on the development and rapid deployment of innovative and sustainable interventions that improve population health and address local health hospitals.
Project Director: Alex Ommaya

Building Learning Health Systems at the Point of Care is a two-year $140,000 award to support an evaluation of Donaghue Greater Value Portfolio awardees and a convening to share models of learning health system design.
Project Director: Alex Ommaya

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Summer Health Professions Education Program is a one-year $999,800 grant that supports technical assistance and direction in 2020-2021 to help increase diversity in health fields, as its predecessor, the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, did for more than 24,000 students.
Project Director: Norma Poll-Hunter

Samueli Foundation

Responding to Our Members' Educational Needs as They Continue to Address the Opioid Epidemic is a multi-year $145,000 award to support the AAMC's efforts to educate, support, and lead efforts of our members and affiliate partners to address this ongoing national health epidemic, through AAMC Curricular Innovation Awards for educational training programs that address non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management and Challenge Grants to respond to the training and development needs of academic medical centers.
Project Director: Lisa Howley

Financial Conflict of Interest in Public Health Service-Funded Research

The AAMC has adopted a policy to recognize, disclose, manage, and report financial conflicts of interest related to Public Health Service-funded research. To request information concerning any existing significant financial interest related to PHS-funded research that constitutes a financial conflict of interest, please contact Frank R. Trinity, Chief Legal Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges, 655 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, legal@aamc.org.