NIGMS Symposium on Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education


NIGMS is actively involved in efforts to catalyze the modernization of graduate education. As part of our work on this issue, we will host a symposium at NIH on Monday, April 11, where we will convene stakeholders from the biomedical graduate education community to continue the momentum for positive change and showcase innovative approaches in Ph.D. training. You can register to attend in person or watch the meeting live or later.

The agenda for the morning session includes an overview of the current landscape from the perspective of various stakeholders (students, institutions and employers) followed by a discussion on implementing change and assessing the effectiveness of educational innovations. The afternoon session will highlight experiments in various areas of graduate education such as curriculum redesign, quantitative skills enhancement, rigor and reproducibility, diversity and inclusion, and career and professional development. We will hear about why and how these experiments were implemented, their outcomes to date and aspects that could be exported to other institutions.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a broad and stimulating discussion.

3 Replies to “NIGMS Symposium on Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education”

  1. Dear Drs. Gibbs and Faupel-Badger,

    This looks to be a very important symposium relevant to efforts of reinventing our graduate training programs here at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. It appears the symposium has reached capacity for in-person registration. I am curious whether you’ll be equipped to field questions for the panelists from online viewers, because I expect to be one of them. Thanks in advance.

  2. Thank you for your interest in the meeting. You and others can send questions or comments during the meeting to Participants and those interested in the topic are also encouraged to participate via Twitter (#modernPhD). We will endeavor to ensure that as many of these virtual voices as possible are included in the meeting.

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