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Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training


Welcome to the meeting site for the Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training. This is a national meeting that seeks to bring together a broad group of stakeholders, including representatives of academic institutions, funding agencies, trainees, scientific societies and other interested individuals, to discuss possible solutions to the career imbalances that have developed in the biomedical workforce.

In the opening plenary session, speakers will outline the perceived problems and some of the potential solutions already proposed, while representatives from the NIH and NSF will describe the innovative training programs they support. This will be followed by two days of concurrent workshops. Attendees will be invited to select and join workshops that will analyze existing ideas for change, create new training models and develop policy recommendations that will promote fundamental change in how bioscientists in the United States are educated and trained. Each workshop will have Co-Chairs to guide the discussion and report back to the group at the closing dinner. Summaries of outcomes and recommendations for ongoing work will also be prepared in written form to be made publicly available.

The main meeting venue will be the Rackham Graduate School Building on the campus of the University of Michigan. The historic Rackham Building is located on the northern edge of Central Campus. First opened in June 1938 and extensively renovated in the early 2000s, the Rackham Building houses the meeting rooms, auditoria and administrative offices of the graduate school. To learn more about the venue download the Rackham Building Booklet.


Evening of May 3rd; morning through evening of May 4th and 5th, 2015


Rackham Graduate School
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070


Registration has closed. Please join us for the Plenary Session which is open to all.