My IDSA Contact Us
IDSA NewsPrint-Friendly Newsletter
Forward to a Friend
Search Back Issues
Education & Training Resources Practice Guidelines Journals & Publications Policy & Advocacy Meetings About IDSA
November 2017
Updates on NIHís Next Generation Researchers Initiative

As part of IDSA’s commitment to secure the future of the ID physician-scientist workforce, IDSA has been engaged in discussions with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) regarding the NIH Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NGRI). IDSA sent comments to NIH in August with HIVMA and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), followed by a September 1 letter to NIAID.

In response to that outreach, Michael Lauer, MD, deputy director for extramural research at NIH, asked for a call with the societies’ leadership to discuss: stabilizing trajectories for mid-career researchers, incorporating mentorship into career development, monitoring and tracking outcomes, and obtaining diverse researcher feedback. NIAID Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss, MD, also sent a detailed reply inviting continued conversation about the many aspects of encouraging young scientists to achieve innovative, independent careers.

NIH released an updated policy (Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-101) in late August outlining current plans for the NGRI. As implementation progresses, NIH will consider evidence-based strategies to identify, grow, and retain “early stage” and “early established” investigators. Effective strategies will likely consider factors such as emerging areas of scientific inquiry, needs of the IC portfolios, and projected needs of the scientific workforce.

IDSA also submitted comments in response to a recent National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Dear Colleague Letter requesting stakeholder feedback. Input from the research community will assist NASEM’s development of a final report that offers recommendations and best practices for supporting the next generation of biomedical researchers.

< Previous Article | Next Article >

Post a comment

Your name:

Your comment:

HIVMA Releases Guideline on HIV and Chronic Pain
ACIP Makes New Recommendations on Shingles, Mumps Vaccines
Weighing in on HHS Report on Vaccine Innovation
Updates on NIHís Next Generation Researchers Initiative
IDSA to UHC: Donít Deny Payment for Cognitive Services
Reimbursement for Telemedicine Could Get Easier
How to Stay Abreast of CMSís Quality Payment Program
IDSA Remains Committed to Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
FY2018 Funding News
IDSA Continues to Press for Diagnostics Reimbursement
FDA Public Workshop on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests
IDSA Member Testifies at New York State Hearing on Lyme Disease
Science Speaks Covers IDWeek, Union World Conference on Lung Health
Congressional Study Tour to CDC Global Health
Fellowship in Stewardship and Resistance Receives CDC Funding
HIVMA Clinical Fellowship and Medical Students Program
PCORI Funding Announcement: Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Maintaining Our Momentum
IDSA Launches Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Program
Updated Guideline on Infectious Diarrhea Now Available
IDWeek 2017 Recap
Journal Club
IDSA | 1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 | Arlington, VA 22209 | Phone: (703) 299-0200
To ensure delivery, please add '' to your email address book or Safe Sender List.
If you are still having problems receiving our communications,
see our white-listing page for more details.