On April 7, Randy Schekman (University of California at Berkeley and (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) will present the recommendations of the American Academy's report (ARISE: Advancing Research in Science and Engineering) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Schekman, a member of the Academy committee that developed the ARISE report, will address senior NIOSH leaders at a meeting of senior leaders from CDC in Washington, DC, about high-risk, high-reward research and explain the rationale for targeted programs and policies to support early-career investigators.ARISE documents obstacles facing faculty as they launch their independent careers, as well as the dearth of support for potentially transformative science and technology research. It sets out a series of steps that government, academic research institutions, and private foundations can take to maintain a steady pipeline of science and engineering talent. Recommended actions include targeted grants and seed funding programs for early-career faculty, formalized mentoring for early-career scientists, adjustments to university promotion and tenure policies, and attention to the needs of primary caregivers.
Schekman to Brief CDC Institute on ARISE Findings