The Impact and Implementation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018 Reports on the Biomedical and Medical Workforce

Join AAMC, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) for a monthly webinar series to discuss five reports published by NASEM. In these webinars, we will explore the major findings, implications and recommendations of these reports. This webinar series will be interactive, and we invite you to bring your questions and experiences to share as we discuss how to implement these findings at the institutional level. The webinar series topics are: 

  1. An overview of NASEM, how NASEM develops its reports, and a brief overview of the five reports
  2. Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century
  3. Open Science by Design
  4. The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Science Researchers: Breaking Through
  5. The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree
  6. Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Register now for all 6 webinars.

  • Overview of NASEM and its 2018 Reports - November 19

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/19/2018

    The first webinar in the AAMC/FASEB-hosted webinar series, The Impact and Implementation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018 Reports on the Biomedical and Medical Workforce.

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    The first webinar in the AAMC/FASEB-hosted webinar series, The Impact and Implementation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018 Reports on the Biomedical and Medical Workforce, will cover what NASEM is and how their research changes the tides of science, how NASEM committees of experts tackle science policy issues, and the process the committees use to create their reports. Next, the report study directors will present the key findings for each of the five NASEM reports.

    This is the first 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.

    Layne Scherer

    Program Officer; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; NASEM

    Layne Scherer served as the study director for the Committee on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century and is a program officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior to joining the National Academies, Scherer was a science assistant at the National Science Foundation with the office of the Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources and served as an executive secretary under the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education. Scherer earned her master’s of public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, with a focus on education policy, nonprofit management, and quantitative analysis.

    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.  

    Ashley Bear, PhD

    Senior Program Officer; Committee on Women in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs Division; NASEM

    Dr. Ashley Bear is a Senior Program Officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She recently served as the study director for the National Academies consensus study “Branches from the Same Tree.” Dr. Bear also works with the National Academies’ Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine on projects related to improving the retention, participation, and advancement of women in scientific, engineering, and medical careers. 

    Tom Arrison

    Program Director; Development, Security, and Cooperation; Policy and Global Affairs; NASEM

    Tom Arrison is a program director in the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Since joining NASEM in 1990, he has directed a range of studies and activities in areas such as research integrity, open science, international science and technology relations, innovation, information technology, higher education, and strengthening the U.S. research enterprise. Arrison earned MAs in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Michigan.

    Alex Helman, PhD

    Associate Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; NASEM

    Alex Helman is an Associate Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She joined the National Academies as a 2018 Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow where she worked on the recently released report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, Consequences in Academic, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine”. Prior to joining the National Academies full time, Dr. Helman received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Kentucky.

    Frazier Benya, PhD

    Senior Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; NASEM

    Frazier Benya is a Senior Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Benya’s work focuses on ensuring that science, engineering, and medicine are ethical and socially responsible, both in their practice and in who gets to participate in the work. She recently served as the study director for the National Academies study “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.” Dr. Benya earned her M.A. in Bioethics and Ph.D. in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota.

  • Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century - December 17

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/17/2018

    The 2018 NASEM report ‘Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century’ explores how well the current US STEM graduate education system is meeting the full array of scientific needs in the 21st century.

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    The 2018 National Academies report “Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century” explores how well the current US STEM graduate education system is meeting the full array of scientific needs in the 21st century. This report analyzes factors that have affected the training of scientists:

    • How innovations in research methods and technologies have changes
    • Changes in the nature of STEM work 
    • Shifts in demographics
    • Expansions in the scope of occupations needing STEM expertise

    Please join study director Layne Scherer as she further summarizes the key findings of the report and focuses on the implementation of two essential recommendations: 1) creating an incentive structure that supports quality mentoring and 2) building an institutional culture that values a full array of careers in the biomedical workforce. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation of these two recommendations from Indiana University School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts Medical School.

    Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with the presenters and with each other throughout the presentation.

    Speaker: 

    Layne Scherer
    Program Officer; Board on Higher Education and Workforce
    NASEM

    This is the second 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.

    Layne Scherer

    Program Officer; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; NASEM

    Layne Scherer served as the study director for the Committee on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century and is a program officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior to joining the National Academies, Scherer was a science assistant at the National Science Foundation with the office of the Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources and served as an executive secretary under the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education. Scherer earned her master’s of public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, with a focus on education policy, nonprofit management, and quantitative analysis.

  • Open Science by Design - January 14

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    This webinar will review key findings from the 2018 National Academies report “Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research” and focus on the implementation of two essential recommendations.

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    The 2018 National Academies report “Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research” discusses the global research enterprise and the movement of its stakeholders towards a new open science ecosystem. The report probes the motivations and limitations of allowing free access to scholarly publications, the data from scholarly research, and the methodologies, including code or algorithms that were used to generate those data. Openness and sharing of information are the critical factors that enable scientific progress and the effective functioning of the research enterprise. 

    Please join study director Tom Arrison in the third interactive webinar in the series as he reviews the key report findings and focuses on the implementation of two essential recommendations: 1) creating a culture that actively supports open science and 2) training students and other researchers to implement open science practices effectively. 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:

    Tom Arrison
    Program Director; Development, Security, and Cooperation; Policy and Global Affairs
    NASEM

    This is the third 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.

    Tom Arrison

    Program Director; Development, Security, and Cooperation; Policy and Global Affairs; NASEM

    Tom Arrison is a program director in the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Since joining NASEM in 1990, he has directed a range of studies and activities in areas such as research integrity, open science, international science and technology relations, innovation, information technology, higher education, and strengthening the U.S. research enterprise. Arrison earned MAs in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Michigan.

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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/19/2019

    This webinar focuses on 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.

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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.  

  • The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches of the Same Tree - March 18

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/18/2019

    This webinar will examine the key findings and recommendations of the report, focusing on the implementation of integrative curricula and how faculty, administrators, and accrediting bodies can explore, identify, and mitigate constraints that hinder integrative efforts in higher education.

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    "The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree" is the topic of the fifth webinar in the 2018 National Academies report series. The report elaborates on benefits of the proposed integrative model of learning, which bridges the knowledge, modes of inquiry, and pedagogies from these multiple disciplines within the context of a single course or program of study.

    Join Study Director Ashley Bear, PhD, as she examines the key findings and recommendations of the report, focusing on the implementation of integrative curricula and how faculty, administrators, and accrediting bodies can explore, identify, and mitigate constraints that hinder integrative efforts in higher education. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation of this recommendation.

    Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with the presenters and with each other throughout the presentation.

    Speaker:

    Ashley Bear, PhD
    Senior Program Officer; Committee on Women in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs Division
    NASEM

    This is the fifth 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.

    Ashley Bear, PhD

    Senior Program Officer; Committee on Women in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs Division; NASEM

    Dr. Ashley Bear is a Senior Program Officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She recently served as the study director for the National Academies consensus study “Branches from the Same Tree.” Dr. Bear also works with the National Academies’ Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine on projects related to improving the retention, participation, and advancement of women in scientific, engineering, and medical careers. 

  • Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - April 22

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/22/2019

    This webinar focuses on the report’s key findings and recommendations for implementing real and lasting change and how to promote equity within scientific organizations and institutions.

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    The sixth and final webinar in the 2018 National Academies report series will delve into “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in the Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.” This ground-breaking report examines the present state of harassment in science, including: 

    • the critical role of organizational culture, 
    • the inadequacy of the legal system to address it,  
    • the frequently overlooked issue of gender harassment  

    Join study director Frazier Benya, PhD, as she presents on the report’s key findings and recommendations for implementing real and lasting change and how to promote equity within scientific organizations and institutions. She will focus on the implementation of two essential recommendations: 1) addressing the most common form of sexual harassment – gender harassment and 2) moving beyond legal compliance to address culture and climate change. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation of these two recommendations.

    Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with the presenters and with each other throughout the presentation.

    Speaker:

    Frazier Benya, PhD

    Senior Program Officer; Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs Division
    NASEM

    This is the sixth 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.

    Frazier Benya, PhD

    Senior Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; NASEM

    Frazier Benya is a Senior Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Benya’s work focuses on ensuring that science, engineering, and medicine are ethical and socially responsible, both in their practice and in who gets to participate in the work. She recently served as the study director for the National Academies study “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.” Dr. Benya earned her M.A. in Bioethics and Ph.D. in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota.