Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3

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This report provides an assessment of NIHa (TM)s programs for increasing the participation in biomedical science of individuals from underrepresented minority groups. The report examines, using available data and the results of a survey of NIH trainees, the characteristics and outcomes of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and junior faculty levels. The report provides recommendations for improving these programs and their administration. It also recommends how NIH can improve the data it collects on trainees in all NIH research training programs so as to enhance training program evaluation.

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Committee for the Assessment of NIH Minority Research Training Programs, Oversight Committee for the Assessment of NIH Minority Research Training Programs, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Methods; 5 3 Undergraduate Programs; 6 4 Graduate Fellowships and Traineeship Programs; 7 5 Postdoctoral Training Opportunities: Postdoctorate Fellows and Junior Faculty; 8 6 Perspectives of NIH Program Administrators; 9 7 Findings and Recommendations; 10 Bibliography; 11 Appendix A Committee Biographical Sketches; 12 Appendix B 2001 Census of NIH Extramural Minority Research Training Programs; 13 Appendix C Computer-Assisted Trainee Interview (CATI) Questionnaire for Graduate Trainees; 14 Appendix D Interview Instruments for Training Program Administrators; 15 Appendix E Survey Universe by Gender, 1970-1999; 16 Appendix F Number of Trainees, by Race/Ethnicity and Mechanism, for all NIH Institutes and Centers, 1999-2003; 17 Appendix G Trainee Percentages by Race or Ethnicity and Mechanism, for All Institutes and Centers, 1999-2003

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  • ISBN13: 9780309095754
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780309095754
  • ISBN10: 0309095751

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