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Convey: A New System to Simplify the Process for Disclosing Financial Interests

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:07 p.m.

A new AAMC resource will simplify the process and reduce the time it takes physicians, scientists, and researchers to make required disclosures.

Celebrating Ignorance and Failure

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 6:52 p.m.

An Interview With Stuart Firestein, PhD

National Academies Report Calls for HHS to Withdraw Proposed Common Rule Revisions

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:11 p.m.

A report from the National Academies maintained that the Obama administration’s proposed revisions to the Common Rule would increase administrative burdens without enhancing protections for research participants.

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When Zika Hits Home

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

Physicians and scientists in the academic medicine community are managing the Zika epidemic with aggressive research, prevention, and treatment efforts.

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Program Provides Alternative Path to Funding for Research Grants

Published Oct. 7, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

A new public-private program has been established that offers researchers a second chance to find funding for their projects if they don’t receive NIH support.

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Medical Researchers Tackle Concussions

Published Nov. 7, 2016, 4:31 p.m.

With widespread concern about the risk of concussions, scientists are developing more effective diagnostic methods and researching possible long-term effects.

AAMC Urges Senate to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

Published Nov. 30, 2016, 9:58 p.m.

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Stalled NIH Funding Levels Could Slow Progress of Life-saving Medical Research

Published Dec. 8, 2016, 7:17 p.m.

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement about the continuing resolution (CR) approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives that could maintain current funding levels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other...

AAMC Statement on the Release of Common Rule

Published Jan. 19, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the release of a regulations governing federally-supported research involving human subjects, known as the Common Rule, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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HHS Final Common Rule Updates Address Several Concerns From Research Community

Published Jan. 30, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

The final Common Rule removed a controversial proposal to require informed consent for unidentified biospecimens, addressing one of several concerns expressed by the research community.

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National Research Initiatives Advance Personalized Medicine, Improve Cancer Care

Published Nov. 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

Two federal research initiatives are testing on a national scale the value of sharing data, partnering with patients, and working collaboratively to increase efficiency.

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Doctors Petition Congress to Fund Research on Gun Violence

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 4:58 p.m.

Members of the academic medicine community are speaking out about the need to examine the causes of firearm violence and develop effective prevention strategies.

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Bench to Bedside Podcast: Gene Sequencing Enables Rare Diagnosis in Twins

Published Feb. 28, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

A genetic disease prevented Noah and Alexis Beery from having a typical childhood, but that changed when genomic sequencing led to a diagnosis.

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Researchers Race to Find Answers to Stop Zika Virus

Published Dec. 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.

Facing a public health emergency, researchers in the academic medicine community have found innovative ways to accelerate Zika virus research.

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Successful Mentoring Relationships Key for Research Students, Postdocs

Published March 13, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

The updated AAMC compacts are designed to help research students and postdocs develop relationships with mentors as they begin careers in an increasingly competitive field.

AAMC Statement on Release of President’s Budget Blueprint

Published March 16, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on President Trump’s preliminary FY2018 budget blueprint, which included a nearly 20 percent cut ($5.8 billion) below current funding levels to the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as steep cuts to other...

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Celebrating Ignorance and Failure

Ignorance and failure are a critical component of success in scientific discovery, according to scientist and writer Stuart Firestein, PhD.

GIA Perspectives on the Scientific Pursuit of Ignorance and Failure with Stuart Firestein, PhD

The scientific method is commonly perceived as an orderly search for knowledge. Neuroscientist Stuart Firestein, PhD, suggests that real scientific work actually looks more like searching for a black cat in a dark room—and there may not even be a cat. Professor of a university course on ignorance, Dr. Firestein believes we should value what we don’t know as highly as what we do know. The acquisition of knowledge should generate more ignorance, should create more, and better, questions than answers. Equally important to the pursuit of scientific research, is the ability to embrace failure and understand how it is integral to the creative, inspirational processes of science.

Markey, Senate Democrats & Gun Violence Researchers Press Conference, Jan. 21 2016

Due to a ban on federal funding for gun violence research that almost halted entirely gun violence research, policymakers, health care practitioners, researchers, and others lack comprehensive, scientific information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence, or the best strategies to prevent future tragedies. President Obama lifted the 17-year ban in 2013, but there is no money appropriated in the federal budget to conduct research at the CDC.

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Medical Education Tackles Concussions

With widespread concern about the risk of concussions, investigators are researching long-term effects and developing better diagnostics and treatments.

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