Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3

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This report provides an assessment of NIH’s programs for increasing the participation in biomedical science of individuals from underrepresented minority groups. The report examines, using available data and the results of a survey of NIH trainees, the characteristics and outcomes of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and junior faculty levels. The report provides recommendations for improving these programs and their administration. It also recommends how NIH can improve the data it collects on trainees in all NIH research training programs so as to enhance training program evaluation.

 

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Contents

Summary
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1 Introduction
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2 Methods
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3 Undergraduate Programs
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4 Graduate Fellowships and Traineeship Programs
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Postdoctorate Fellows and Junior Faculty
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6 Perspectives of NIH Program Administrators
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7 Findings and Recommendations
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Appendixes
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Appendix B 2001 Census of NIH Extramural Minority Research Training Programs
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Appendix C ComputerAssisted Telephone Interview CATI Questionnaire for Graduate Trainees
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Appendix D Interview Instruments for Training Program Administrators
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Appendix E Survey Universe by Gender 19701999
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Appendix F Number of Trainees by Race or Ethnicity and Mechanism for all NIH Institutes and Centers 19992003
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Appendix G Trainee Percentages by Race or Ethnicity and Mechanism for All Institutes and Centers 19992003
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