ERIC Number: ED172661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Personnel Needs and Training for Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.
The fourth in a series of annual reports assessing the role of and need for federal training programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences is presented. Highlights of this 1978 report include: (1) the results of surveys of the chairpersons of 1,324 basic biomedical science departments and 474 behavioral science departments in Ph.D.-granting institutions; (2) some changes in the model that has been used to project future demand for doctorate-level faculty in the basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral areas; (3) discussion of the special circumstances of the D.D.S. and D.V.M. holders in relation to supply and demand for training in the clinical sciences area; (4) an analysis of the work activities of nonclinical behavioral scientists in academic and in nonacademic settings; (5) the identification of a limited number of specific fields within the basic biomedical, behavioral, and clinical areas that warrant special attention; and (6) the results of on-site interviews with deans and faculty of schools of nursing that either have or expect soon to begin doctoral-level research training programs. Chapter One provides a statement of the objectives of the 1978 report and a synopsis of previous reports, and sets forth recommendations for federal support in each area of research training for fiscal year 1980-82. Chapters Two through Six focus on the pertinent issues and recommendations for the basic biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, clinical sciences, health services research, and nursing research. A glossary and a large bibliography are included. Appended are: descriptions of the research award programs for fiscal year 1979; agendas of conferences on health services research; recommendations and classifications for each field; and a survey of biomedical and behavioral science departments. (BH)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Behavioral Science Research, Bibliographies, Biological Sciences, Biomedicine, College Faculty, Costs, Dentistry, Doctoral Programs, Educational Demand, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Fellowships, Financial Support, Glossaries, Government Role, Graduate Medical Education, Grants, Health Services, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Medical Education, Medical Research, Nursing, Nursing Education, Postdoctoral Education, Professional Training, Questionnaires, Research, Research Coordinating Units, Research Needs, Scientific Research, Veterinary Medicine
Commission on Human Resources, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.
Note: Appendices (pages 167-368) may not reproduce well due to marginal legibility