Press Release

Schekman to Brief CDC Institute on ARISE Findings


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.