Enhancing Philanthropy's Support of Biomedical Scientists: Proceedings of a Workshop on Evaluation

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National Academies Press, May 5, 2006 - Medical - 146 pages
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During an interval of 15 years, the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust spent over $500 million on four programs in the basic biomedical sciences that support the education and research of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and senior researchers. The Markey Trust asked the NRC to evaluate these programs with two questions in mind: €œWere these funds well spent?€ and €œWhat can others in the biomedical and philanthropic communities learn from the programs of the Markey Trust, both as an approach to funding biomedical research and as a model of philanthropy?€ One of five resulting reports, this volume contains the proceedings of a workshop held in June 2005 to investigate methods used to evaluate funding of the biomedical scientists by philanthropic and public funders. In addition to the Markey Trust, representatives from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Heart Association, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and six other funders of biomedical scientists presented information on evaluation methodologies and outcomes.

 

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Contents

The Lucille P Markey Charitable Trust Scholars ProgramKrystyna R Isaacs
1
A SevenYear Retrospective and SummaryJessica C Fanzo and Elaine K Gallin
11
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Evaluation StrategyMartin IonescuPioggia and Georgine Pion
21
Selection and Evaluation of Searle ScholarsDouglas M Fambrough
43
Research Program Evaluation at the American Heart AssociationNancy Fishman
52
Analysis of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Program 19472003Amy L Francis
66
Evaluation Activities of the American Cancer SocietyRalph Vogler
73
Program Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationNancy Fishman
79
Program Assessment in HHMISponsored Medical Student Research Training ProgramsMin K Lee Barbara Ziff and William R Galey
99
Outcomes and Impacts of the National Science Foundations Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships ProgramCarter Kimsey
106
Current Capabilities and Continuing NeedsCharles R Sherman
111
Appendixes
123
A Workshop Agenda
125
B Biographical Sketches of Workshop Speakers
127
C Workshop Participants
133
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Assessing the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for MinoritiesConnie L McNeely and Christine OBrien
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