Investing in Our Future: A New Generation of Researchers

Briefing Speakers
October 7, 2010, 12:00 -1:30 PM
G50 Senate Dirksen Office Building


A robust U.S. scientific workforce is essential for maintaining our nation's global competitiveness, increasing our long-term economic prosperity, and solving many of the pressing global problems we face. But when resources are limited, surviving in an already competitive federal R&D system becomes even more difficult for early-career researchers.

To ensure that we have the research leaders of tomorrow, the U.S. must cultivate a new generation of scientists now, by investing in agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. This briefing will highlight the societal benefits of federal research and the challenges and opportunities early-career investigators face in establishing a foothold in the scientific profession.

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Honorary Co-hosts


The Honorable John Edward Porter, Welcome Remarks Chair, Research!America Bio

James Gentile, Moderator President, Research Corporation for Science Advancement Presentation Slides BioEmail

Iain Cockburn Professor of Finance and Economics, School of Management, Boston University Presentation Slides BioEmail

Raquel Lieberman Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Presentation Slides BioEmail

Marshall Shuler Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University Presentation Slides BioEmail

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