Online Programs & Webinars

AAHC delivers timely and relevant online content for the academic health center community. Presented by experts, leading researchers, and best practice developers, AAHC Online Programs offer membership a medium for digital interaction through webinars and online discussion forums. To register for an upcoming online event, please click on the session title below.

AAHC Online Programs are offered free of charge and participation is open to members, unless otherwise indicated. Archived webinars are available here.

Upcoming Sessions

Alternative Funding for Research - Success of the Medical Research Society University of Toledo

September 5, 2017
1pm EST

Funding of the Academic Missions continues to be challenged by a number of factors that include reimbursement by third party payers and declining governmental support. New funding sources are required to maintain and build academic programs. Furthermore, for research specifically, the NIH funding situation remains unclear and some additional sources of funding are needed to support early career investigators.

The University of Toledo has developed a philanthropic group, the Medical Research Society, to endow funds to support early career investigators. This group is constituted by community donors that agree to a 5-year commitment to support the program. The Medical Research Society meets annually to review, vote on, and approve funding of projects. The Society also meets several other times throughout the year to monitor the progress of funded investigators.

Since inception, the University of Toledo’s Medical Research Society has grown to 34 members, has raised several million dollars of endowed funds, and has created an environment of excited and engaged community members who have a greater appreciation for biomedical research. Furthermore, the research-active faculty appreciate the clear, affirmative support from the community.


Christopher J. Cooper, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA, Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Toledo

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Aligned Institutional Mission Program: External Accountability

September 11, 2017
2:30pm to 3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time

The AAHCI Aligned Institutional Mission (AIM) Program™ focuses on improving the alignment of academic health centers and focuses on five core components: mission alignment, internal accountability, external accountability, interprofessional education and practice, and knowledge sharing. This webinar will explore the topic of external accountability within academic health centers, with attention to the social determinants of health in all mission areas. The speakers will discuss important facets of external accountability, findings thus far in the AIM program, and recommendations for pilot sites to think about. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about external accountability and the AIM Program.


Nancy Dickey, MD, Executive director, Rural & Community Health Institute and president emeritus, Texas A&M Health Science Center, former president and vice chancellor for health affairs, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Gavin Stuart, MD, Vice-provost health, The University of British Columbia

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The Future of Journal Publishing

December 14, 2017
11:30 to 12:30 am ET

This webinar continues the conversation of the well-received July issue of Leadership Perspectives. Casting an open and self-reflective eye on the future of journal publishing by offering the forthright opinions from editors of the world’s leading medical journals.

Due to the heavy demand of registration requests, we are soliciting questions from the audience in advance. We encourage you to submit questions for this upcoming program by following this link.


Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

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