The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences

Peter Hitchcock, Ambika Mathur, Jabbar Bennett, Patricia Cameron, Christine Chow, Philip Clifford, Robert Duvoisin, Andrew Feig, Kevin Finneran, Diane M. Klotz, Richard McGee, Mary O’Riordan, Christine Pfund, Christopher Pickett, Nancy Schwartz, Nancy E. Street, Elizabeth Watkins, Jonathan Wiest, David Engelke

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This article summarizes the outcomes of the second national conference on the Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training. Five topics were addressed during the conference: diversity in leadership positions; mentoring; modernizing the curriculum; experiential learning; and the need for better data on trainees. The goal of the conference was to develop a consensus around these five topics and to recommend policies that can be implemented by academic and research institutions and federal funding agencies in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere32715
StatePublished - Oct 19 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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