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The State of the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers Revisited


Project Scope:

Building on the 2000 COSEPUP report Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers, an ad hoc committee will describe the state of  postdoctoral programs in the United States, examine how postdoctoral fellows (postdocs) are being guided and managed, review institutional practices with respect to postdocs, try to determine what happens to postdocs after they complete their programs, explore important changes that have occurred in the postdoc practices and in the research ecosystem, and assess how well current practices meet the needs of these fledgling scientists and engineers and of the research enterprise.


Based on a review of existing data about postdocs and institutional practices, the committee will, to the extent possible, attempt to answer key questions in the following areas:


 1) General characteristics of postdoctoral fellows and positions in the U.S.

How many postdoctoral fellows are there in the U.S.?  Where are they working, in what fields, and for how many years?  

 

2) Current conditions for postdocs

Are expectations of principal investigators made clear? Do postdocs receive adequate professional status and privileges as well as salary and benefits? Are the rules clear about credit they receive for their discoveries in the lab, and are they receiving adequate career guidance and development?

 

3) Institutional provisions.

Do postdocs serve as investigators on grants? Are questions of intellectual property identified and provided for? At universities, is teaching required; if not, is it encouraged or discouraged?

 

4) Career paths
Where do postdocs come from?  What do we know and what can we learn about what postdocs do after they complete their programs. How well are the postdoc programs matched with the career opportunities that are open to them?

 

5) Recent trends and changes

Have previous recommendations been implemented and to what effect? Are there other developments in the research enterprise that have had a significant effect on postdocs?

 

6) Participation in the research enterprise

Are postdocs being invited to review journal articles and to write grant proposals, either formally by journals and agencies or informally by PIs, and is this experience useful? What are the impressions of postdocs about peer review today?  Are postdocs being used effectively in research?  Are postdocs acquiring the skills they need to become productive independent researchers in the future?

 

At the conclusion of the study, the committee will produce a consensus report.

 

 

 

   

 

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-COSEPUP-10-02

Project Duration (months): 24 month(s)

RSO: Finneran, Kevin

Topic(s):

Policy for Science and Technology


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/14/2011

Gregory A. Petsko - (Chair)
Brandeis University

Gregory Petsko, Ph.D. (Chair) is Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, and chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University where he also served as Director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University. His research interests include protein structure and function and the development of methods to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. His awards include the Lynen Medal, Sidhu Award of the American Crystallographic Association, Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, Max Planck Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Petsko is immediate past-president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and also the president-elect of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine.
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D. is Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. and a M.A. in communication studies from UNC and an M.S. in educational research and Ph.D. in educational policy studies from Georgia State University. Anderson-Thompkins served as Assistant Dean of Students and Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Academic Counseling at UNC. She was also an associate dean of student affairs at Hampshire College and a clinical faculty member in education and dean of advising at Agnes Scott College. She is a former diversity officer of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and serves on the advisory group for the NPA ADVANCE Project "From Postdoc to Faculty: Transition Issues for Women Scientists."
H. Russell Bernard
University of Florida

Russell Bernard, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Florida. He is the founder and current editor of the journal Field Methods, and has served as editor for the American Anthropologist and Human Organization. He has also served as the chairman of the board of directors for the Human Relations Area Files. His teaching interests focus on research design and the systematic methods available for collecting and analyzing field data. He has taught both within the United States and in Greece, Japan, Germany, and England. Bernard received his B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Queens College, New York, his M.A. in Anthropological Linguistics from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois. Bernard has been a recipient of the Franz Boas Award from the American Anthropological Association as well as the University of Florida Graduate Advisor/Mentoring Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Napoleone Ferrara
Genentech, Inc.

Napoleone Ferrara, M.D. is Genentech Fellow in the Genentech Research Organization. Ferrara received his M.D. degree from the University of Catania Medical School in Italy. He joined Genentech Inc. in 1988 after his postdoctoral research work at the University of California at San Francisco. Ferrara’s main research interests are the biology of angiogenesis and the identification of its key regulators. His work on the isolation, molecular cloning and biological characterization of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A resulted in the development of bevacizumab, the first anti-angiogenic agent to be approved by the FDA for cancer therapy, and ranibizumab, which has been FDA-approved for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and other intraocular neovascular disorders. Ferrara is also the recipient of several awards, including the American-Italian Cancer Foundation Prize, the AACR Cain Memorial Award, the Lefoulon-Delalande-Institut de France Prize, the Passano Award, the General Motors Cancer Research Award, the ASCO Science of Oncology Award, the Macula Society Arnall Patz Award, the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award, the Lasker-deBakey Clinical Medical Research Award and the Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Ferrara is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Carol W. Greider
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Carol Greider, Ph.D. is the Daniel Nathans Professor and the Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Greider is co-receipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase, an enzyme that maintains the length and integrity of chromosome ends and is critical for the health and survival of all living cells and organisms. Greider graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Greider has also won the Gardiner Award, Rosenstiel Award, Passano Foundation Award, Richard Lounsbery Award, Wiley Prize and the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. Greider is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine.
James D. Plummer
Stanford University

James Plummer, Ph.D. is Frederick Emmons Terman Dean, School of Engineering, and John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Plummer received a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the board of directors and on the technical advisory boards of several companies and was one of the founders of T-RAM. Plummer is the recipent of the Andrew S. Grove Award, Aldert Van der Ziel Award, J.J. Ebers Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He also received the IEDM Paul Rappaport Award, McGraw-Hill/Jacob Millman Award, Aviation Week & Space Technology 2003 Laurels Award for Electronics, and the University Research Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association. Plummer is a fellow of the IEEE, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
E. A. Reece
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D. is the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is also professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, Reece completed a B.S. with honors from Long Island University; a M.D. from New York University School of Medicine; a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, and a M.B.A. from Temple University. He completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He remained on the full-time faculty at Yale for almost 10 years, during which he served as Clinical Instructor; Assistant Professor; and Associate Professor. He was later recruited by Temple University to serve as the Abraham Roth Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Subsequently, he served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine. Later, he was recruited by the University of Maryland to serve in his current capacity. His research focuses on diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects and prenatal diagnosis. He recently served as Chair of the Association of American Colleges’ Council of Deans. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Nancy E. Schwartz


Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on the role of extracellular matrix components as modulators of growth factor signaling in chondrogenesis and gliogenesis. She is also the director of the Joseph P. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center at the University of Chicago. Schwartz is currently Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs having served as founding dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the Division of Biological Sciences for 25 years. She has served as chair of both the Graduate Research and Education Deans and the Postdoc Leaders Group at the Association of American Medical Colleges, and on the board of directors of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and founding advisory board of the National Postdoctoral Association.
Paula E. Stephan
Georgia State University

Paula Stephan, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests focus on the economics of science. Her empirical work examines the careers of scientists and engineers, the role of the foreign-born in U.S. science, how the diffusion of information technology affects the productivity of scientists and the process by which knowledge moves across institutional boundaries in the economy. Stephan currently serves on the National Research Council Board on Higher Education and Workforce. She served a four-year term on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council of the National Institutes of Health and served on the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economics Program. She was a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group that authored the report Frontier Research: The European Challenge. Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Stephan graduated from Grinnell College (Phi Beta Kappa) with a B.A. in Economics and earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Lorraine Tracey
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D. is a former Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where her work focused on the role of NF-kB in treatment response and on rational drug combinations for the treatment of pediatric solid tumors. She is currently the Director of Biological Research and Development at NanoDetection Technology in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tracey completed her undergraduate training in Human Genetics at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland and went on to do her Ph.D. at the Spanish National Cancer Center in Madrid, Spain. She has received numerous awards including the 1999 Bloomer Prize in Human Genetics and the 2003 Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Prize for Research. She was elected chair of the postdoctoral association council at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2009. In addition she has served on the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association since 2010.
Michael S. Turner
The University of Chicago

Michael Turner, Ph.D. is the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Turner is also president-elect of the American Physical Society (APS). Turner received his B.S. from California Institute of Technology, his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in physics, and an honorary doctorate from Michigan State University. Turner helped to pioneer the interdisciplinary field of particle astrophysics and cosmology. His scholarly contributions include predicting cosmic acceleration and coining the term “dark energy,” and showing how during cosmic inflation quantum fluctuations evolved into the seed perturbations for galaxies. His honors include the Warner Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Lilienfeld Prize of the APS, the Klopsted Award of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Heineman Prize (with Kolb) of the AAS and American Institute of Physics, and the 2011 Darwin Lecture of the Royal Astronomical Society. Turner has previously served as chief scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, assistant director for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, and president of the Aspen Center for Physics. He is a fellow of the APS, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of its Governing Board.
Allison Woodall
University of California Office of the President

Allison Woodall, J.D. is Managing Counsel of the Labor, Employment and Benefits group in the Office of the General Counsel of the University of California. Woodall advises on a wide range of issues, including collective bargaining, labor-management relations, employment discrimination, personnel issues, and policy interpretation. Prior to joining the office, Woodall was a partner at Hanson, Bridgett, where she represented public and private sector employers in labor and employment matters. Woodall graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., with high distinction) and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Joan B. Woodard
Sandia National Laboratories

Joan Woodard, Ph.D. retired in 2010 from Sandia National Laboratories as Executive Vice President and Deputy Director. She served as the Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2005. During her 36-year career at Sandia National Laboratories she led the energy technology development programs as well as the national security programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and Masters in Engineering Economics from Stanford University. Other directorships include: Missouri University of Science & Technology Board of Trustees; Bosque School Board of Trustees; and the New Mexico Women’s Forum.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

10/25/2011: Committee composition has been changed to reflect Dr. Emilio Moran's resignation from the committee as well as Dr. Napoleone Ferrara's appointment to the committee.
11/14/2011: Committee composition has been changed to reflect Dr. Russell Bernard's appointment to the committee.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marion Ramsey
Contact Email:  mramsey@nas.edu
Contact Phone:   202-334-2424

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Petsko
Nancy Schwartz
Paula Stephan
Lorraine Tracey
Michael Turner
James Plummer
Russell Bernard
Carol Greider
Joan Woodard(by phone)
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
Albert Reece

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Findings, conclusions, and recommendations
Data needs and chapter drafting
Schedule for completing report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Chapter drafts and detailed outlines.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 20, 2013


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marion Ramsey
Contact Email:  mramsey@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2424

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Petsko
Nancy Schwartz
Lorraine Tracey
Michael Turner
Allison Woodall
Joan Woodard
Carol Greider (by phone)
Allison

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Drafts of early chapters of report.
Outlines for later chapters.
Findings and recommendations.
Schedule for completing report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft of chapter one.
Detailed outlines of chapters two and three.
Outlines of chapters four, five, six, and seven.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 03, 2012


Location:

NPA 10th ANNUAL MEETING
National Postdoctoral Association
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
San Francisco, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  David Proctor
Contact Email:  dproctor@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  570-478-0625

Agenda
NPA 10th ANNUAL MEETING
National Postdoctoral Association
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
San Francisco, California

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Plenary Session I: A Decade Later: Revisiting the 2000
COSEPUP Report
Empire Room
This plenary session will review the history and recommendations of the 2000 report Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers; explain the impetus for the new project to “Review the State of the Postdoctoral Experience in Scientists and Engineers” and the National Research Council (NRC) report procedure; comment on the committee membership; and outline the schedule for completing the report.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting: Provide Input Regarding the
State of the Postdoctoral Experience
Empire Room

Representatives from the current NAS committee working on the State of the Postdoctoral Experience in Scientists and Engineers Revisted project will be present for this public meeting. Those in attendance will be invited to share comments on topics such as the characteristics of postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral salaries, benefits, and working conditions, institutional provisions and policies, and postdoctoral career paths. Each comment should be kept to a limit of two minutes.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marion Ramsey
Contact Email:  mramsey@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2424

Agenda
MEETING III
MARCH 8, 2012

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92617

10:15 AM PST
Best Practices and New Developments in the Postdoctoral Experience

-Geoff Davis, Staff Researcher, Google; formerly Visiting Scholar, Sigma-Xi
-Alberto Roca, Diversity Consultant, Recruiter, and Editor at MinorityPostdoc.org
-Mary Anne With, Postdoctoral Program Office Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1:00 PM PST
Perspectives on the Interactions between University Administrators, Principal Investigators, and Postdoctoral Scholars
-Christine Des Jarlais, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Diversity, University of California, San Francisco
-Sharon Metzger, Senior Fellowship and Postdoctoral Scholar Program Analyst, University of California, Irvine
-Mickey Pentecost, UAW Local 5810 Unit Chair and Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles (invited)
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Petsko
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
Russell Bernard
Napoleone Ferrara
James Plummer
Albert Reece
Nancy Schwartz
Paula Stephan
Lorraine Tracey
Michael Turner
Allison Woodall

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee members reviewed objectives for the meeting, discussed individual perspectives on the postdoctoral experience, and debated approaches to improving the postdoctoral experience. The committee members also outlined the report, discussed work assignments for committee members and staff, and reviewed the project timeline and next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 14, 2012


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marion Ramsey
Contact Email:  mramsey@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2424

Agenda
MEETING II
The National Academies
Keck 110
500 Fifth St NW
Washington, DC 20001

AGENDA

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Monday, December 12, 2011

10:30 AM to Noon
“International Perspectives on Postdoctoral Research and Training”
Max Vögler, Director, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft North America Office
Debapriya Dutta, Counselor, Science and Technology, Embassy of India

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
“Matching Postdoctoral Training and Labor Market Needs”
Michael Teitelbaum, Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Closed session

3:45 to 5:30 PM
“Perspectives from International Postdoctoral Scholars”
Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, Senior Research Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Marcel Haas, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Space Telescope Science Institute
Aurélie Névéol, Research Fellow, National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Satyaveda Bharath, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland

5:30 PM
Open session adjourn

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
“Update and Discussion: NIH Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce”
Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
"Postdoctoral Training and Career Outcomes in Biomedical Research"
Shulamit Kahn, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, School of Management, Boston University

10:00 AM
Open session adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Petsko
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
Russell Bernard
James Plummer
Nancy Schwartz
Paula Stephan
Lorraine Tracey
Allison Woodall
Joan Woodard

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee members discussed individual expectations, study challenges and requirements, as well as additional information resources that will be needed to complete the study. The committee members also reviewed the project timeline and next steps.



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 14, 2011


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marion Ramsey
Contact Email:  mramsey@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2424

Agenda
MEETING I
The National Academies
Keck Center Room 109
500 Fifth St NW
Washington, DC 20001

AGENDA

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Monday, October 3, 2011

1:30 to 3:00 PM
"Availability of Data Regarding Postdoctoral Scholars"
Lynda Carlson, Director, NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
Mary Anne With, Postdoc Program Office Leader, Los Alamos National Lab

3:00 PM
Break

3:15 to 4:45 PM
"Career Development and Mentoring: Perspectives of Postdoctoral Scholars"

Anne Poduska, Senior Program Associate, AAAS
Stacy Gelhaus, Former Chair, National Postdoctoral Association
Eno Ebong, Postdoctoral Fellow, City College of New York and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Garth Fowler, Director of Career Development, Northwestern University
Justin Hall, Senior Scientist, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (invited)
David Proctor, Founding Co-Chair, U.K. Research Staff Association


4:45 PM
Open session adjourn

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
"Stakeholder Perspectives on the Study"

Lori Conlan, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education
James Lightbourne, Senior Advisor, National Science Foundation

10:00 AM to Noon
Closed session

Noon to 1:00 PM
"Stakeholder Perspectives on the Study"
Rodney Ulane, Training Officer and Director, Division of Scientific Programs NIH Office of Extramural Research

1:00 PM
Open session adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Petsko
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
Carol Greider
James Plummer
Nancy Schwartz
Lorraine Tracey
Michael Turner
Allison Woodall

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee members held the conflict-of-interest and bias discussion; reviewed the statement of task and scope; discussed the committee composition, study challenges and requirements, as well as additional information resources that will be needed to complete the study. The committee members also reviewed the project timeline and next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 25, 2011

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