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Charles W. Flexner, MD AFMR President, 2000–2001

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AFMR was a leader in lobbying Congress to create and pass the Clinical Research Enhancement ACT (CREA). This important piece of legislation introduced permanent funding for the K23 and K24 Career Development Awards of NIH, and also established the NIH Loan Forgiveness Program for trainees pursuing clinical and translational research careers. Our lobbying organization at the time was Washington Health Advocates, whose President, Lynn Morrison, was a good friend of Senator Edward …

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