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Coalition for Next Generation Life Science

U-M will join eight other U.S. research universities in an initiative designed to “help strengthen the pipeline of future scientific talent.”

Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute have announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

The institutions, which include the University of Michigan, formed the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science in response to the focus of many new Ph.D.s solely on a limited number of traditional faculty positions and to the lack of good marketplace information on training and career options for talented life scientists.

The presidents and chancellors of the founding institutions announced the initiative in a joint article published in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Science.

Rackham Graduate School Offers New Certificate Program for Developing Student DEI Skills

As a central part of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan, the Rackham Graduate School now offers a graduate student DEI Professional Development Certificate that is designed to prepare students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusiveness. The program, which was designed in response to student feedback, recognizes a relatively new and rapidly growing movement among employers, both within and outside of the academy, to require job applicants to demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

Rackham Graduate School Creates New Role to Strengthen Partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions

Rackham Graduate School is thrilled to announce the hiring of Edmund Graham as the School’s first Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Coordinator. In this role—which is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation—Graham will assist with the strategic development of partnerships between the University of Michigan and other MSIs in an effort to attract, recruit, and retain a highly qualified, diverse graduate student community.

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