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    NIGMS Council Considers Strategies to Bolster Biomedical Workforce

    Date: October 05, 2017


    Last month, the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (NAGMS) – which provides oversight to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – heard updates on programs intended to strengthen the biomedical research workforce pipeline. NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch, PhD, introduced plans for the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, a trans-NIH initiative intended to provide additional support to Early Stage Investigators (ESIs, within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree) and Early Established Investigators (within 10 years of receiving first independent research grant). Noting that this initiative represents a shift away from the proposed Grant Support Index concept presented to Council during its May meeting, Dr. Lorsch said the overall goal of the program – to redistribute funds to support professional transitions of individuals in the earliest stages of their careers – remains the same. Read the full article here