Fall 2016 marked a number of exciting and innovative changes to flagship training programs supported by NINDS. By restructuring these key training mechanisms, NINDS hopes to strengthen our commitment to improve training for early-career neuroscientists and bolster their transition to independent research careers. While the number of trainees receiving PhDs in neuroscience has skyrocketed over the last decade, these bright young investigators still have to wait too long to achieve research independence. Despite a decade of efforts by NIH, the age of first R01 remains unchanged at 42. This challenge has prompted dialogue within the neuroscience community on how to best support the career development of trainees... More Message »
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