4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: What skills have served recent graduates well in their positions, and what additional skills would have been useful as they began their careers?

David Tellers, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Sid Shenoy, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours, Inc.

Heather Gennadios, US Food and Drug Administration

Jake Yeston, Senior Editor, Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, January 24

Preparing the next generation of faculty

8:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: How well does graduate training prepare PhDs to become faculty?

Jennifer Schomaker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Samuel Thomas, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tufts University

Julie Aaron, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, DeSales University

9:30 a.m. Agency efforts: NIGMS program to mentor junior faculty; Bob Lees, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Open Discussion: Are graduate chemistry programs serving our students well?

•   Where are innovations needed to improve or enhance the training our students receive, and their preparedness to address the next generation of research challenges?

•   What are the barriers to achieving innovation in graduate chem. programs?

•   What should the graduate program of the future look like?

11:30 a.m. Wrap up; Closing remarks, Joe Francisco

12 noon Adjourn

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