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Interesting webcast

Too bad I can't be online to listen at the time.


Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of
New Investigators in Biomedical Research

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005
10:00 a.m. EST
Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Live audio webcast at http://www.national-academies.org/

Are new investigators getting the support they need to begin independent
research careers?

The National Academies' Board on Life Sciences invites you to attend
a public briefing on Friday, March 18, 2005, at 10 a.m. EST for the
release of "Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New
Investigators in Biomedical Research," a new National Research Council
report sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The age at which new biomedical investigators are receiving their first
research grant has increased in the last 20 years and the number of
awards made to researchers age 40 or younger has been cut in half since
1980. Long delays before scientists have the opportunity to set their
own research direction could have a serious impact on the future of
biomedical research in the United States. The report makes
recommendations to NIH as well as the academic and research communities
to help foster the independence of postdoctoral scholars, junior faculty,
and non-tenure-track researchers.

Speakers include:

* Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences

* Thomas R. Cech, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Chair,
Committee on Bridges to Independence: Identifying Opportunities for
and Challenges to Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in
the Life Sciences

* Elias A. Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health

Those who cannot attend in person may listen to a live audio webcast of
the release event at http://www.national-academies.org/. (The webcast
requires RealPlayer, available free at http://www.real.com/player.
For information on setup and hardware requirements, see the Real.com site.)
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