NextGen postdocs

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Science  18 May 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6390, pp. 689
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1303

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Postdoctoral scholars have been in the public eye of late. Less than a week after the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) annual meeting last month, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released its report, “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through.” The NPA's meeting agenda covered major challenges for improving the postdoc experience. The NASEM report introduced bold recommendations that address challenges inherent in the postdoc experience. There is obviously more to be done to ensure the transition of postdocs to successful careers.