Author Archives: Elizabeth Barksdale

FASEB Responds to Request for Information on the Medical Scientist Training Program

On August 4, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) regarding training physician scientists through the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP). The RFI sought input on a wide variety of topics related to four overarching… Read More »

FASEB Responds to NIH’s Call for Information on Age Inclusion in Clinical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on April 26 published a Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments on “the appropriate inclusion of pediatric and older populations in research studies involving human subjects.” Responses are due June 30. The RFI provides an opportunity for the scientific community and the public to express their views, while feedback… Read More »

BEST Practices Workshop: Lessons Learned in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training

The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) programs will hold a workshop on September 6-7, 2017, in Orlando, FL, to share with the biomedical research training community lessons learned from their experiments with improving career development for trainees. The free workshop will focus on providing “…practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate… Read More »

Resource compiles professional development opportunities for trainees at FASEB societies

A new interactive spreadsheet highlights the career and professional development opportunities available to postdocs and graduate students from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) member societies. Icons on the spreadsheet indicate whether a society offers a particular benefit/activity. Clicking on an icon takes you directly to the individual society’s website for more… Read More »

The National Academies host a workshop on mentoring in STEMM education

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions on February 9–10. Billed as an interactive conversation on “evidence-based practices and metrics for mentoring students in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) career pathways,” the workshop brought together a broad range… Read More »

NIGMS council approves innovative, collaborative funding opportunity announcements

The Advisory Council to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) approved three proposals for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) at the public portion of their meeting on January 27. The FOAs address innovation in graduate education and new means of collaboration. The first proposal, or concept clearance, to gain the Council’s approval was… Read More »

National Academies’ Next Generation Researchers Initiative gets underway

The first meeting of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study on the difficulties young biomedical researchers face trying to establish and maintain careers as independent scientists took place in Washington, DC, on January 9. The Next Generation Researchers Initiative aims to evaluate numerous factors affecting the transition to independent research careers, including… Read More »