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Reimagining the Future of Science with a New Generation of Investigators

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Harborside 4
A record-high 80 percent of biomedical researchers with a Ph.D. are now working outside academia. Millennials are currently the largest living generation and bring new priorities, expectations, and skills to health and research. Yet even after decades of national blue-ribbon commissions and reports on the need to provide more relevant training for a 21st century biomedical workforce, we're still pushing young researchers through a system intended to turn them into academicians in the image of their forebears. How must the current system and culture of medical research and education change to better reflect the realities of the world the new generation lives in and value their experiences and contributions? Can we co-create the future together?


Louise Perkins

Chief Science Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance


Kafui Dzirasa

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Kristin Krukenberg

Senior Scientist, Shire; Founder and Board Member, Future of Research

Daisy Robinton

Postdoctoral Scientist, Harvard University and ‎Boston Children's Hospital

David Van Vactor

Professor, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School