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Research on Care Community (ROCC)

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The Research on Care Community (ROCC) is an AAMC-member organization whose members share an interest in integrating research into care delivery. They include a range of leaders from academic medicine, such as CEOs, deans, chief medical officers, vice presidents, chairs, and other faculty.

ROCC fosters collaboration between researchers and clinical providers who are engaged in clinical and translational research to improve quality, safety, health equity and outcomes of their own patient populations. ROCC currently has over 1,000 members who are affiliated with 256 leading medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies.

Through capacity building and enhancing peer-to-peer learning, ROCC supports members focused on identifying and leading approaches that advance:

  • health system and research integration

  • alignment of research and quality improvement

  • institutional commitment to clinical effectiveness and implementation research scholarship

COVID-19 Research in States with Rural and Underserved Populations: Highlights from the IDeA Program

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The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program strengthens research capacity in states that receive lower levels of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program’s grantees have been conducting invaluable research and this webinar, hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), featured three examples of the important work.

The IDeA Program: Supporting Research and Research Capacity Building Where It Counts the Most
Ming Lei, PhD
Director, Division for Research Capacity Building
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Protecting Our Communities: COBRE Research Partnerships with Underserved Communities During COVID-19
Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator
Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE)
Montana State University

IDeA State COVID-19 Registries in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative: Ensuring Inclusion of Underserved Populations and Engagement of Investigators 
Sally L. Hodder, MD
Director, West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research
Professor of Medicine, WVU Biomedical Research Center

SARS-CoV-2 Re-infections Case Study
Subhash C. Verma, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Nevada, Reno

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