Bolstering graduate education and research programs: AAPS supports graduate-level programs impacted by cutbacks in funding and resources

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Date: Oct. 2014
From: Pharmaceutical Technology(Vol. 38, Issue 10)
Publisher: Intellisphere, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 622 words
Lexile Measure: 1510L

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The 2010 Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the US concluded, "Our key assumption is that the competitiveness of the United States and our nation's capacity for innovation hinge fundamentally on a strong system of graduate education" (1). Funding and resources are crucial to ensuring success in graduate education. In the pharmaceutical sciences, this is especially true as these tools allow programs to better prepare and train our future scientists to perform the cutting-edge research needed for the development of therapies to improve global health.

Research activities are dependent on both the funding environment and the success of faculty to secure this funding. Currently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget for 2014 is 11.7% below that of the 2004 budget (2). Lack of funding will lead to a delay in medical progress and a risk to the scientific workforce. This loss of pharmaceutical scientists will result in decreased vibrant and relevant graduate...

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