TITLE: Study of National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel

ABSTRACT: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is establishing a study committee which will direct activities related to the development of estimates of future needs for biomedical and behavioral research personnel. Using estimates of future needs, the committee will make recommendations concerning the size and composition of the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) research training programs.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of the Director

FEDERAL CONTACT: Walter Schaffer, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-435-2770

PIC ID: 4664.1

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/31/98
 

TITLE: Evaluation of the National Research Service Training Programs

ABSTRACT: The objectives of this evaluation are to provide information on: (1) the characteristics of the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) pre-doctoral recipients, (2) the effectiveness of the program in reaching its intended recipients, (3) the extent to which NRSA programmatic requirements are being met, (4) the effectiveness of NRSA programs, and (5) the relationships between NRSA program characteristics and outcomes.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of the Director

FEDERAL CONTACT: Walter Schaffer, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-435-2770

PIC ID: 6095

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Nashville, TN

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 1/31/99
 

TITLE: Follow-Up Study of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences

ABSTRACT: The National Research Council (NRC) will perform a follow-up study to explore findings of the report, "The Funding of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences." The committee that prepared this report found that the number of persons 36 years of age and younger who are applying for National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual investigator awards has decreased by more than half, from 1985 to 1993.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of the Director

FEDERAL CONTACT: Walter Schaffer, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-435-2770

PIC ID: 6098

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Washington, D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 1/31/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of NIH Post-doctoral Trainees and Fellows

ABSTRACT: This study is part of a long-term evaluation effort directed at examining the extent to which the objectives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award (NRSA) pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs are being achieved. Using extant data, the focus of this project is to develop a profile of NRSA post-doctoral award recipients and determine what portion of former NRSA post-doctoral trainees and fellows successfully pursue health-related research or training careers.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of the Director

FEDERAL CONTACT: Walter Schaffer, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-435-2770

PIC ID: 6285

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Vanderbilt University, Institute for Public Policy Studies Nashville, TN

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 5/30/99
 

TITLE: Evaluate Current and Future Human Resource Needs in the Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Sciences in the Drug Abuse Research Field

ABSTRACT: This project is a companion study to a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored study that examines general trends and needs related to the training of biomedical and behavioral scientists. This companion study focuses on the unique training needs of staff in the drug abuse research field. The report will: (1) assess the current status and effectiveness of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) research training efforts, (2) assess future training needs for researchers in those fields most important to drug abuse and addiction research, and (3) make recommendations that will enhance program responsiveness.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Institute on Drug Abuse

FEDERAL CONTACT: Harold Jones

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-6071

PIC ID: 6040

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Tonya, Inc. Washington, D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/20/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of Psychiatry Research Trainees and Research Training Programs

ABSTRACT: This project represents Phase III of an effort to study psychiatric research trainees. Information from this final phase will: (1) provide the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) leadership with information to improve Federal programs that support research training; and (2) train site staff to improve curricula, faculty assignments and the trainee selection process.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Institute of Mental Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: David H.Tilley

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-8803

PIC ID: 6041

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Tonya, Inc. Washington, D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/20/99