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COVID-19 Medical Research Resources

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This page includes resources about COVID-19 and medical research, organized by the AAMC Scientific Affairs division.

Topic areas include research and research training across the spectrum of basic, clinical, and translational studies, as well as the impact on academic medical centers, health equity, and clinician well-being and resilience. Key updates and opportunities for learning and engagement are listed below and current information is sent out several times a week via AAMC newsletters (subscription below). The latest federal policies and information related to COVID-19 are also available here, with a specific focus on the agencies that are involved in COVID-19 research, testing and the public health response.

Announcements and Key Updates

Scientific Affairs Newsletters

  • AAMC Novel Coronavirus Newsletter Ross McKinney Jr., MD, AAMC chief scientific officer and his team in Scientific Affairs, have developed a limited run science-focused newsletter (access the recent edition and subscribe).

  • Council of Faculty & Academic Societies (CFAS) Newsletter Latest news and happenings in academic medicine (access the recent edition and subscribe).

  • Research on Care Community (ROCC) Newsletter ROCC is an AAMC-member organization whose members share an interest in integrating research into care delivery (access recent news and subscribe).

  • Health Equity Research and Policy Mailing List Late breaking COVID-19 funding alerts and opportunities (subscribe to the mailing list and learn more about about AAMC’s Health Equity Research and Policy efforts).

  • GREATmail Bi-weekly newsletter for leaders of medical research training. To subscribe, email Amanda Field, PhD, Senior Science Policy Specialist.

  • GRANDmail Bi-weekly newsletter for research leadership. To subscribe, email Amanda Field, PhD.

AAMC Resources


External Resources - Opportunities for Research, Learning & Engagement

COVID-19 Research Studies

A current list of COVID-19 clinical trials can be found at ClinicalTrials.gov:

Using data available on ClinicalTrials.gov (as of 5/8/20), AAMC compiled a list of diagnostic and interventional COVID-19 clinical trials being conducted at academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, providing an overview of the characteristics of trials currently underway at academic medical centers. Access the excel file.

Additional information on COVID-19 research is available at the following sites:

Medical Research Training

Federal Resources

Food and Drug Administration  (FDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Department of Veterans Affairs

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