NIH Working Group to Make Recommendations on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Workforce

May 2, 2011

A newly-formed NIH working group will provide advice to the NIH Director’s advisory committee regarding actions needed to ensure a diverse and sustainable biomedical and behavioral research workforce. The working group will seek input from a wide range of stakeholders in the extramural community, including students, postdoctoral fellows, investigators, scientific societies, and grantee institutions. The group will consider the size of the workforce; types of training needed; and types of positions needed to enable successful careers and advancement of the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Twelve working group members were announced, including James Jackson, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

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