Today, we’ll discuss the whirlwind of activities that NIH and HHS have been involved in related to the 2014 Ebola crisis, and we’ll hear updates on peer review evaluation and workforce diversity efforts. I’ll also be co-presenting with Dr. Sherry Mills, director of the Office of Extramural Programs within OER, and co-chair of the ACD’s Physician-Scientist Workforce working group. We’ll be speaking about how NIH will implement the recommendations of the physician scientist workforce working group. As you may recall, in June this working group released their report and recommendations to NIH on how to support the training, career development, and research of physician-scientists, including medical doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and other clinicians. You can take a look at some highlights from their report in one of my earlier blogs, and all of the data from this working group analysis is available for you to explore on RePORT, as well.
On Friday, we’ll hear about other exciting policy topics of interest to the extramural community, such as the clinical trials and data sharing efforts, as highlighted on my blog last month, and more on NIH’s efforts on enhancing scientific rigor and reproducibility of research results, as discussed on the blog earlier this year.