Volume 90 Issue 51 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 17, 2012

A Plan To Improve Biomedical R&D

Research: NIH aims to boost diversity, enhance training for nonacademic careers
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: NIH, diversity, postdocs

An ambitious new plan to tackle two controversial challenges facing the biomedical workforce—the lack of diversity and a paucity of academic jobs for new Ph.D.s—has been put forth by the National Institutes of Health.

Under the plan, announced at the December meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH will spend an average of $50 . . .

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