Posted by: Nicquet Blake, PhD | Author: Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the NIH | Category: Of Interest | July 28, 2014
Graduate students sometimes recognize a need to utilize the skills developed during the process of their doctoral training to craft new careers that are vastly different from their mentors. How does a student identify mentors to assist them in navigating such careers and should a graduate school provide such opportunities??
In this article, Dr. Sally Rockey, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discusses the increased commitment of the NIH to reinforce to these young investigators their value to the future of science. Specifically she addresses two new training programs (BEST and IPERT) launched by the NIH and the increasing importance of the Individual Development Plan (IDP) to the training effort. Read the full Nature article here.
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