“What Next, for Next Generation Researchers?”

September 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 520 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Gary McDowell, PhD – Executive Director of the Future of Research

In June, the National Academies Next Generation Researchers Initiative committee that released The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through report. This study “examines policy and programmatic steps that the nation can undertake to ensure the successful launch and sustainment of careers among the next generation of researchers in biomedical and behavioral sciences…” Dr. Gary McDowell, Executive Director of The Future of Research, is a member of this NASEM committee. Dr. McDowell will present recommendations from this report and highlight possible institutional changes. The entire Washington University community is invited to attend this event as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Gary McDowell, PhD is the Executive Director of The Future of Research, Inc. Gary received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and completed his postdoctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Tufts University. In 2014, he was part of the organizing team that generated the first Future of Research (FoR) Symposium in Boston, MA. Since its inception, FoR worked to champion, engage and empower early career scientists with evidence-based resources to improve the scientific research endeavor. In this space, Gary has led FoR to participate in national discussions. Gary most recently was on the National Academies Next Generation Researchers Initiative committee that released The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through report in June, 2018. Gary also currently sits on the advisory board of Impossible Labs, the American Society for Cell Biology’s LGBTQ Working Group, the steering committee of Rescuing Biomedical Research, and is an advisor to the Genetics Society of America Early Career Scientists Policy Group.

Open to All.