Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010

Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010

by Jong-on Hahm, Alexander Ommaya, Committee on Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010, Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309092485

ISBN-13: 9780309092487

Pub. Date: 06/21/2006

Publisher: National Academies Press

Based on a 2003 workshop, this study describes current public and private programs and recommends ways to recruit and retain more women and underrepresented minorities into clinical research, especially physician-scientists and nurses. Federal sponsors should improve data collection, evaluate existing training programs, and increase the diversity of study section

Overview

Based on a 2003 workshop, this study describes current public and private programs and recommends ways to recruit and retain more women and underrepresented minorities into clinical research, especially physician-scientists and nurses. Federal sponsors should improve data collection, evaluate existing training programs, and increase the diversity of study section review panels. Public and private sponsors should create funding mechanisms with flexible career paths, and universities and professional societies should both play enhanced roles in fostering diversity. A significant push is needed to recruit minorities into nursing and provide more clinical research training for nurse-scientists, nursing students, and nursing faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309092487
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/21/2006
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

SUMMARY....................1
1 INTRODUCTION....................7
Lessons from the Business Sector....................10
Implications for Academic Health Centers....................10
The Focus of This Study....................11
2 THE CLINICAL RESEARCH WORKFORCE: ACROSS-THE-BOARD CHALLENGES....................14
NIH Investment in the Clinical Research Workforce....................15
Workforce Challenges for the Private Sector in Clinical Research....................22
The Shortage of Clinical Investigators....................23
Future Needs....................32
3 THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES AND PROGRAMS OF SUPPORT....................33
Women Faculty....................33
Women Medical School Students....................37
Underrepresented Minority Faculty....................37
Underrepresented Minority Students in Medical Schools....................39
NIH Programs for Clinical Research and Minority Researchers....................42
Department of Veterans Affairs Programs....................47
Private Sources of Funding for Clinical Investigators....................49
Future Directions....................52
4 THE STATUS AND FUTURE ROLE OF ACADEMIC NURSING IN CLINICAL RESEARCH....................55
The Advancing Age of Nursing Faculty....................55
Preparing a Diverse and Representative Clinical Research Workforce....................57
National Institute of Nursing Research....................59
Future Needs at the Interface of Nursing and Clinical Research....................61
5 CONCLUSIONS ANDRECOMMENDATIONS....................66
Recommendations....................68
REFERENCES....................75
APPENDIXES A Biographies of Speakers....................87
B Workshop Guests....................95
C Workshop Agenda....................102
D Public Mechanisms for Clinical Research Training: Examples of Minority Research Training Programs....................107
E Public Mechanisms for Clinical Research Training....................116
F Examples of Pharmaceutical Company Training Programs....................122

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