The biological sciences today provide a "spectacularly fertile landscape for discovery," and University of Michigan researchers must work across disciplines to identify and pursue those emerging opportunities, according to President Mark Schlissel.
Members of the Biosciences Initiative Coordinating Committee are:
Roger Cone, director of the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute, has been named to an additional role as the university's first vice provost and director of the biosciences initiative, effective immediately.
The appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
A new campus-level biological sciences position will be created to lead the effort to make the University of Michigan "a powerhouse in the biosciences and a global leader in discovery and societal impact," President Mark Schlissel said Friday.
The University of Michigan should strive to become a magnet for the best biosciences faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students in the world, according to a faculty panel convened by President Mark Schlissel.
Today’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences face a far different career landscape than their professors once did — and their successors will see even more change.
A plenary session next Monday will address the causes, effects and potential solutions for these imbalances in career opportunities.