Campuswide discussions to address systemic flaws in U.S. biomedical research

The UW-Madison community is invited to participate in a series of campus-wide discussions in late February and throughout March with the goal of finding solutions to the systemic flaws in U.S. biomedical research, flaws that were described in a 2014 PNAS article. These discussions will culminate in an April workshop entitled “Rescuing U.S. biomedical research from its systemic flaws: Strategies and pathways ahead.” The website for the campus wide effort is:

Chancellor Blank will launch these discussions on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in room 165 Bascom Hall. Interested members of the research community are invited to attend this launch, which will include brief summaries of the problems articulated by the PNAS article and goals of the March discussions.

For more information, read this Biomed Research Conference invitation and the original PNAS article.

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