The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently announced a new social media resource, Research Means Hope, that highlights federally funded medical research advances being made by scientists and physicians at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. The site, which runs on Tumblr blogging software, also includes stories of patients who have benefited from advances in medical research.
Research Means Hope is intended to serve as a resource for legislators and staff, the media, patients, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the medical research discoveries happening as a result of the nation’s sustained federal investment in medical research. Scientists and physicians at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals conduct about half of all external research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Searchable by state, disease category, institution, and funding source, Research Means Hope currently includes more than 280 posts highlighting medical innovations. More content, including videos, photos, and text, is added by AAMC-member institutions on a daily basis.
Over time, the AAMC hopes it will serve as a central repository for news about medical research advances by medical schools and teaching hospitals.
Research Means Hope also maintains a presence on Facebook.
Adapted from an item on the website of the AAMC Newsroom