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Thursday, April 23

Future of Training in the Biosciences

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biosciences face a far different career landscape than their professors once did – and their successors will see even more change. 

To address this challenge, the University of Michigan is hosting a national meeting, Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training on May 4th and 5th, 2015Registration to attend the meeting is closed, but there will be a plenary session open to the public on Monday, May 4th from 9 a.m.-noon in the Auditorium of the Rackham Graduate School. 

U-M President Mark Schlissel will give an introduction at 9:00am, and Janet Weiss, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School, will moderate. Four distinguished speakers will address the problems and solutions for how graduate students and postdocs in the biosciences are educated and trained. 
·       Gregory Petsko, D. Phil., Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College
·       Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chancellor and Research Executive Dean at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
·       Patricia Labosky, Ph.D., of the Office of Strategic Coordination in the Director's Office of the National Institutes of Health
·       Richard Boone, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Graduate Division and NRT Program Officer at the National Science Foundation.

Visit http://www.rackham.umich.edu/fobgapt for more information about the meeting and the plenary session
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Peter Hitchcock, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Cell and Developmental Biology
Associate Dean
Rackham Graduate School
W. K. Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-0714

Office: 734-763-8169