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Next Generation Researchers Initiative - References

NIH Director’s Statement, June 8, 2017: Launching the Next Generation Researchers Initiative to Strengthen the Biomedical Research Enterprise

Reports from Working Groups from Advisory Council to the Director, NIH

Biomedical Workforce Working Group Report (PDF – 4.35MB)

Executive Summary of the Biomedical Workforce Working Group (PDF – 398KB)

Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report, June 2014 (PDF – 6.2MB)

Executive Summary of the Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report (June 2014) (PDF – 408KB)

Alberts, Bruce, Marc W. Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman, and Harold Varmus. “Rescuing US Biomedical Research from Its Systemic Flaws.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, no. 16 (April 22, 2014): 5773–77. doi:10.1073/pnas.1404402111.

Blau, David M., and Bruce A. Weinberg. “Why the US Science and Engineering Workforce Is Aging Rapidly.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, no. 15 (April 11, 2017): 3879–84. doi:10.1073/pnas.1611748114.

Charette, Marc F., Young S. Oh, Christine Maric-Bilkan, Lindsey L. Scott, Charles C. Wu, Matthew Eblen, Katrina Pearson, H. Eser Tolunay, and Zorina S. Galis. “Shifting Demographics among Research Project Grant Awardees at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).PloS One 11, no. 12 (2016): e0168511. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168511.

Kimble, Judith, William M. Bement, Qiang Chang, Benjamin L. Cox, Norman R. Drinkwater, Richard L. Gourse, Aaron A. Hoskins, et al. “Strategies from UW-Madison for Rescuing Biomedical Research in the US.eLife 4 (June 30, 2015): e09305. doi:10.7554/eLife.09305.

Levitt, Michael, and Jonathan M. Levitt. “Future of Fundamental Discovery in US Biomedical Research.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 5, 2017, 201609996. doi:10.1073/pnas.1609996114.

Maher, Brendan, and Miquel Sureda Anfres. “Young Scientists under Pressure: What the Data Show.Nature 538, no. 7626 (October 27, 2016): 444. doi:10.1038/538444a.

Mason, Julie L., Elizabeth Johnston, Sam Berndt, Katie Segal, Ming Lei, and Jonathan S. Wiest. “Labor and Skills Gap Analysis of the Biomedical Research Workforce.FASEB Journal : Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 30, no. 8 (August 2016): 2673–83. doi:10.1096/fj.201500067R.

NSF Working Paper on Academic Scientific Publishing (

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. “Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences: A Framework for Discussion.” (2015)

Xie, Yu. “Sociology of Science. ‘Undemocracy’: Inequalities in Science.Science (New York, N.Y.) 344, no. 6186 (May 23, 2014): 809–10. doi:10.1126/science.1252743.