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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.

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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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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Proposed Budget Would Cripple Medical Research

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...

Our Concerned Community

Published April 25, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Amid national budget and policy uncertainties, the academic medicine community held meetings this spring to discuss how to move forward while staying true to its missions.

AAMC Statement on FY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

Published May 1, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the FY 2017 omnibus spending bill introduced by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, including and the provisions for increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

AAMC Statement on President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Published May 23, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement in response to President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request, which includes cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medicaid, and other programs within the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education.

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The Hidden and Vital Costs of Doing Science

Published May 30, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

F&A (facilities and administrative) costs refer to the indirect expenses required to maintain research laboratories. The president’s proposed budget cuts are threatening this essential funding.

AAMC Statement on Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD Continuing as NIH Director

Published June 7, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, will continue as the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

AAMC Statement on NIH Support for Early and Mid-Career Scientists

Published June 8, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) decision to withdraw the proposed Grant Support Index.

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Effective Advocacy: Applying What I Learned on the Hill

Published June 23, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

Successful advocacy depends on continuous engagement and ongoing relationships, AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Karen Fisher, JD, writes in a Viewpoint.

AAMC Statement on the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Published July 12, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the draft FY 2018 spending bill released today by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS).

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Humility, Empathy Required to Create Inclusive Research Culture

Published July 24, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

An understanding of cultural nuances can increase minority participation in clinical research, Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, and Victoria Villalta-Gil, PhD, write in an opinion piece.

AAMC Statement on Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Published Sept. 7, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) spending bill approved yesterday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Health Care Reform Battle Was Tip of the Iceberg: AAMC Advocacy Update

Published Nov. 5, 2017, 9 p.m.

The AAMC works to support medical schools and teaching hospitals as they improve the health of all. This work includes advocating on a breadth of issues affecting these institutions and the populations they serve. Health care reform dominated the news cycle over the summer and fall of 2017, and the...

AAMC Statement on the Nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

Published Nov. 13, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on the announcement of Alex Azar as nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

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NIH, Research Community Target Next Generation of Scientists

Published Nov. 13, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Getting that first grant is more difficult than ever. What is being done to help junior researchers secure the funding they need?

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