Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Science Researchers: Breaking Through - February 19

Recorded On: 02/19/2019

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The 2018 National Academies report  “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through” addresses the core challenges that early and mid-career scientists encounter throughout the biomedical research enterprise in the U.S., putting at risk their critical contributions in the areas of health and innovation. The report makes recommendations that aim to support the next generation of America’s biomedical researchers as they seek to identify and pursue the independent research career path that best serves them and the research community, whether in an academic, industry, government, or other setting, as well as promote a robust biomedical research community consisting of diverse and innovative researchers.

To discuss these core challenges and provide practical recommendations for addressing them at the organizational and institutional levels, join study director Lida Beninson, PhD, in the fourth webinar of the series. She will focus on the implementation of two essential recommendations: 1) providing every postdoctoral researcher with a high-quality training experience that prepares them for success in their chosen career and 2) developing mechanisms to increase the number of individuals in staff scientist positions. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation of these two recommendations.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other participants during the presentation.

Speaker:

Lida Beninson, PhD
Program Officer; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs
NASEM

This is the fourth part of the series “The Impact and Implementation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018 Reports on the Biomedical and Medical Workforce.” If you would like information on the full series, please click here.

Lida Beninson, PhD

Program Officer; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs; NASEM

Dr. Lida Beninson is a Program Officer with the Board of Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She recently served as the study director for a Congressionally mandated consensus study at the National Academies, “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers: Breaking Through.” Prior to working at the National Academies, Lida served as Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Science Policy and Governance and was a recipient of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Lida received a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology and graduate certificate in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

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