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News and briefs: AAMC calls for greater concentration on team science and collaborative research

Residency Program Insider, October 25, 2011

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Asked to weigh in on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research training programs, the AAMC recommended that the NIH revamp the programs to include “a stronger focus on team science and collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, and to define success in these training programs broadly to include career outcomes in industry, government, or other areas outside of academe.” The AAMC’s professional group for Graduate Research Education and others drafted a letter full of recommendations as NIH examines its training programs.

The AAMC also recommended that the NIH train new scientists to conduct implementation and health outcomes research to help improve the national system for healthcare delivery. One way to support this, according to AAMC, is to encourage interdisciplinary training and collaboration. The AAMC recommended funding prioritization that promotes “transdisciplinary programs overcoming organizational or mission boundaries and target programs to span extramural boundaries – across colleges, universities, etc.” To see a copy of the letter, click here.



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