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Research-doctorate programs in the biomedical sciences : selected findings from the NRC assessment / Joan F. Lorden, Charlotte V. Kuh, James A .Voytuk, editors.

Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2011.
Description1 online resource (PDF file (ix, 87 pages)) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Other author/creatorLorden, Joan F.
Other author/creatorKuh, Charlotte V.
Other author/creatorVoytuk, James A.
Other author/creatorNational Research Council (U.S.)
Contents Introduction -- Sources of data -- Pairwise correlations -- Time to degree, funding, and completion rates -- Representation of underrepresented minorities -- Neuroscience and neurobiology: combining data from the program and student surveys -- Postdoctoral scholars; an extension of the data -- Administrative questions about biomedical sciences programs and concluding thoughts.
Summary In September, 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) released A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States (referred to here as the Assessment), a report describing an extensive database of data and rankings from more than 5,000 doctoral programs, 982 of which were in the biomedical sciences. As part of its support for this project, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked the NRC to examine data on the biomedical sciences programs to see if they could shed light on specific questions about research training and support, many of which were highlighted in Investing In the Future, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis project was supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy (Grant DE-FG02-07ER35880), the National Institutes of Health (Grant N01-OD-4-2139, TO#170), the National Science Foundation (Grant OIA-0540823), the National Research Council, and contributions from 212 U.S. universities.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed June 4, 2012).

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