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Current Activities

What are we doing now?
We are currently in a planning phase, forming working groups, piloting activities, and developing a foundation to sustain pd|hub long-term.  

Our activities to-date have been supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Disseminate career and professional development approaches in ways that support adaptation, implementation, and innovation in the graduate/postdoctoral education community. 
There is a need for central mechanisms, infrastructure, and incentives to support the dissemination of evidence-based career and professional development approaches. We will be developing curated collections of evidence-based educational models that are tailored for teaching professional skills competencies to STEM trainees, with training and mentoring to support faculty and staff in implementing these approaches at their home institutions.  Stay tuned…

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Build capacity for research and evaluation to enhance the evidence basis for career and professional development approaches.
Multiple stakeholders have shared a need to build capacity for rigorous evaluation and research in graduate career and professional development. We are bringing together stakeholders to develop resources and infrastructure to support this goal. Stay tuned…

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Connect stakeholders across diverse networks to leverage expertise and support coordinated action to advance graduate and postdoctoral education. 
In addition to driving pd|hub actions forward via cross-stakeholder working groups and collaborations, we seek to connect key stakeholders within communities to maximize synergy and change. We hosted a Stakeholder Workshop in July 2019 to initiate cross-disciplinary, cross-stakeholder discussions. Most recently, we have formed a coalition of higher education organizations committed to advancing career and professional development as core components of predoctoral and postdoctoral training. More about the Coalition...

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Advocate for career and professional development to amplify the impact of ongoing efforts and accelerate change. 
Advocacy to amplify the impact of ongoing efforts and accelerate change is woven through pd|hub’s activities in the three other goal areas, and we are working on additional resources or mechanisms to support change. Join us…