BMES members contributing to National Academies project to engage next-generation leaders in science, engineering and medicine
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are launching the “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine” initiative to identify outstanding early-career science, engineering, and medicine (SEM) leaders.BMES fellow Cynthia Reinhart-King, Vanderbilt University, is one of 18 participants in the project. And BMES fellow Cato T. Laurencin is on the senior advisory committee for the project.
The 18 participants will engage in communicating the evidence base for addressing national and global challenges to provide new perspectives on issues of importance to the community represented by the National Academies. They will also help identify ways to expand the diversity of expertise that is brought to all of the Academies' convening and advisory activities.
With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the group of 18 SEM early-career leaders will gather over a two-year period with a senior advisory committee to discuss key emerging challenges in science, engineering, and medicine, engage nationally with a wider group of young leaders from diverse groups, and attend international events on science policy. Through the initiative, each participant will provide a written personal perspective and evaluation of her/his experience, as well as suggestions for future activities.
Another goal is to provide new perspectives on issues of importance to The National Academies, and to help expand the diversity of expertise that is brought to all of the Academies' convening and advisory activities.
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