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Grants & Awards Received by the AAMC

The AAMC receives external funding from the federal government and private foundations for work in specific areas related to the AAMC’s mission and strategic plan. Awards received and information on the projects they support appear below. Questions about the AAMC’s Grants Office or the awards listed below may be directed to Adrianne Fielding, MA, Director of Grants.

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 and $268,911 for the fifth 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, MD, MPH, FACEP, Senior Director of Equity and Social Accountability

“AAMC Improving Clinical and Public Health Outcomes through National Partnerships to Prevent and Control Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Threats” provides $2,000,000 for the first award period and $1,289,543 for the second award period of a five-year cooperative agreement that supports strategies to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines among health care personnel and communities that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Principal Investigator: Rosha McCoy, MD, Senior Director of Advancing Clinical Leadership and Quality

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, PhD, Senior Director of Data Operations and Services

“AAMC Career Development Program for Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Scholars” provides $216,000 for the first year and $280,800 for the second year of a five-year cooperative agreement that supports a multichannel education program for cohorts of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-awarded K99/R00 scholars.
Principal Investigator: Ross McKinney, Jr. MD, Chief Scientific Officer

TRANSforming Bio-Medical Research & Academic Faculty through Opportunity, TRaining, & Mentorship (TRANSFORM) is a subaward through the University of Pittsburgh that provides $85,645 for the first year of an expected five-year cooperative agreement, to partner in the creation of a longitudinal faculty career and leadership development program that builds upon the success of the existing AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Development Program.
Investigator: Norma Poll-Hunter, PhD, Senior Director of Human Capital Portfolio

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, MD, Chief Academic Officer
Principal Investigator: Lisa Howley, PhD, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Foundation Grants

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

The foundation provides annual funding in support of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in Medicine Award, which is awarded at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting.
Program Contact: Monique Mauge, Director of Constituent Engagement

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

“Black Men in Medicine Illinois” is a multiyear $300,000 award to support pilot programs within Illinois in partnership with the Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine, which is a joint effort of the AAMC and the National Medical Association’s Action Collaborative.
Project lead: Norma Poll-Hunter, PhD, Senior Director of Human Capital Portfolio

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: Taniecea Mallery, PhD, Senior Director of Organizational Inclusion and Development

Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

“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: Keith Horvath, MD, Senior Director of Clinical Transformation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“Summer Health Professions Education Program” provides $999,800 in 2020-2021 and $999,305 in 2021-2022 to support technical assistance and direction 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, PhD, Senior Director of Human Capital Portfolio

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, PhD, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

The Sandra & Arnold Gold Humanism Research Fund

The Fund provided a multiyear $8,000 award to host dinner meetings and receptions during 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, PhD, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

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.