NIH to Study State of Biomedical Research Work Force

April 28, 2011

The National Institutes of Health on Wednesday announced the creation of a panel to study the future of the work force in biomedical research. The panel, which will be co-chaired by Princeton University's president, Shirley M. Tilghman, and is dominated by academic researchers and administrators, is expected to report to a standing committee that advises the NIH's director, Francis S. Collins. In addition to Tilghman, the panel's members are:

  • Salley Rockey, NIH deputy director for extramural research, co-chair
  • Sandra Degen, vice president for research, University of Cincinnati
  • Laura Forese, chief operating officer, chief medical officer, and senior vice president, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Freeman Hrabowski, president, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • James Jackson, professor of psychology and director, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • Leemor Joshua-Tor, professor and dean, Watson School of Biological Sciences
  • Richard Lifton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Yale School of Medicine
  • Garry Neil, corporate vice president, Corporate Office of Science and Technology, Johnson & Johnson
  • Naomi Rosenberg, dean, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Bruce A. Weinberg, professor, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
  • Keith Yamamoto, executive vice dean, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

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