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Enhancing Philanthropy's Support of Biomedical Scientists

Proceedings of a Workshop on Evaluation (2006)
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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: “Were these funds well spent?” and “What 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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National Research Council. 2006. Enhancing Philanthropy's Support of Biomedical Scientists: Proceedings of a Workshop on Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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146 pages | 6 x 9
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-10097-7
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-18042-9

Table of Contents

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FrontMatter i-xii
The Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Scholars Program--Krystyna R. Isaacs 1-10
The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award: A Seven-Year Retrospective and Summary--Jessica C. Fanzo and Elaine K. Gallin 11-20
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Evaluation Strategy--Martin Ionescu-Pioggia and Georgine Pion 21-42
Searle Scholars Program: Selection and Evaluation of Searle Scholars--Douglas M. Fambrough 43-51
Research Program Evaluation at the American Heart Association--Patricia C. Hinton 52-65
Analysis of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Program (1947–2003)--Amy L. Francis 66-72
Evaluation Activities of the American Cancer Society--Ralph Vogler 73-78
Program Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation--Nancy Fishman 79-88
Exploring Program Effects on Life Sciences Faculty Diversity: Assessing the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities--Connie L. McNeely and Christine O’Brien 89-98
Program Assessment in HHMI-Sponsored Medical Student Research Training Programs--Min K. Lee, Barbara Ziff, and William R. Galey 99-105
Outcomes and Impacts of the National Science Foundation’s Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Program--Carter Kimsey 106-110
Evaluation of Research Training and Career Development Programs at NIH: Current Capabilities and Continuing Needs--Charles R. Sherman 111-122
A Workshop Agenda 123-126
B Biographical Sketches of Workshop Speakers 127-132
C Workshop Participants 133-134

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