Tapping the Talents of "Re-entry" Scientists

The research community is encouraged to attend a special workshop this fall showcasing the scientific achievements of participants in the Office of Research on Women's Health's (ORWH's) Re-entry Program. The 1 1/2-day workshop, entitled "Re-Entry Into Biomedical Research Careers," will take place Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at the Natcher Building Conference Center.

The workshop's first day will feature keynote speakers, scientific presentations, and poster sessions by scientists who were awarded grants through ORWH's Re-entry Program. The second day will focus on career options, NIH resources, and mentoring and networking to facilitate productive science careers. Issues, concerns, and experiences of principal investigators and mentors will also be discussed. The workshop, sponsored by ORWH, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joyce Rudick (phone: 402-1770).

ORWH has established two pilot programs - intramural and extramural - to encourage fully trained women and men to resume active research careers after taking a break to meet family demands. Since 1992, the re-entry program for intramural scientists, which was developed in conjunction with the Office of Education, has supported the placement of three scientists, two at NCI and one in NINDS. The re-entry program for extramural scientists has supported the placement of 26 researchers over those same three years.

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