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Point Person Project: Creating a National Patient Recruitment System

Jonathan M. Davis, MD, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, faced a problem – recruiting patients for pediatric clinical trials was proving to be quite challenging and studies were feeling the effect of low enrollment. 

“Studies were having a hard time getting off the ground,” says Davis. “One company worked for two years to enroll patients in a study at multiple sites and recruited only three subjects. We thought, why don’t we try something simple? Let’s identify someone at each site to help,” says Davis. 

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NIH Salary Cap Subject to Further Reduction
ACTION ITEM: Oppose the HHS Salary Cap Cut

On June 24th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee passed a plan to reduce Executive Level III salary limit ($168,700 in 2015), a cut of $14,600 (8 percent; Section 203). This cut would follow a $20,000 per year reduction from Executive Levels I to II enacted in the FY 2012 funding bill. 

AAMC believes that the proposed reduction would be very difficult for academic institutions and has developed a letter that research deans and colleagues can use to contact their members of Congress and urge them not to lower the salary cap. The letter template is available at this AAMC link. Please use personal address and email in the fields provided for contact information.

 

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