As one component of a broad, trans-NIH strategy to address the need to promote diversity in the biomedical research workforce, the Common Fund has established the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program. This program is a national collaborative through which the Diversity Program Consortium, in partnership with the NIH, will develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to research training and mentoring, with the goal of engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds and helping them prepare for and succeed in biomedical research careers. It provides the opportunity for transformation of the biomedical research workforce through institution-wide and eventually nationwide implementation of successful training and mentoring strategies. The long-term goal is to enhance the NIH mission through a more diverse and robust workforce, attracting talented individuals from all population sectors.
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In the News.....
- Biomedical Research: Strength in Diversity (in Science)
- NIH Press Release:
- Rock Talk blog:
- Francis Collins: Changes at the NIH (in Nature)
- NIH tackles major workforce issues (in Nature)
- NIH launches effort to boost diversity (in Science)
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Diversity Program Awardees Announced!
The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce. Collectively, these awardees will establish a national consortium to develop, implement, and evaluate approaches to encourage individuals to start and stay in biomedical research careers.
To learn more about these awards, please visit http://commonfund.nih.gov/diversity/fundedresearch.
Read the NIH press release.
Read the Rock Talk blog "New NIH Awards to Enhance Diversity in the Scientific Workforce"