We not only want to highlight BEST as a consortium, but also BEST institutions and articles they have published that are in-line with our mission.

BEST Publications:

F. J. Meyers, A. Mathur, C. N. Fuhrmann, T. C. O’Brien, I. Wefes, P. A. Labosky, D. S. Duncan, A. August, A. Feig, K. L. Gould, M. J. Friedlander, C. B. Schaffer, A. Van Wart & R. Chalkley, The origin and implementation of the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training programs: an NIH common fund initiative. The FASEB Journal ;30,2:507-14 (Feb 2016)

A. Mathur, F. J. Meyers, R. Chalkley, T. C. O’Brien & C. N. Fuhrmann, Transforming training to reflect the workforce. Science Translational Medicine 7, 285ed4 (2015)

BEST Institutions Get Published

Career: Guidance, Preparation, and Outcomes

R. St. Clair, T. Hutto, C. MacBeth, W. Newstetter, N. A. McCarty, J. Melkers. The “new normal”: Adapting doctoral trainee career preparation for broad career paths in science. PLoS ONE 12,5 (2017)

M. Sinche, R.L. Layton, P.D. Brandt, A.B. O’Connell, J.D. Hall, A.M. Freeman, J.R. Harrell, J.G. Cook, P.J. Brennwald. An Evidence-Based Evaluation of Transferrable Skills and Job Satisfaction for Science Ph.Ds. PLoS One 12,9 (2017)

E.A. Silva, C. Des Jarlais, B. Lindstaedt, E. Rotman, E.S. Watkins. Tracking Career Outcomes for Postdoctoral Scholars: A Call to Action. PLoS Biol 14,5 (2016 May).


R. L. Layton, P. D. Brandt, A. M. Freeman, J. R. Harrell, J. D. Hall & M. Sinche. Diversity Exiting the Academy: Influential Factors for the Career Choice of Well-Represented and Underrepresented Minority Scientists. CBE-Life Sciences Education 15,3 (2016)

A. L. Feig, L.Robinson, S. Yan, M. Byrd & A. Mathur. Using Longitudinal Data on Career Outcomes to Promote Improvements and Diversity in Graduate Education. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. 48:6, 42-49 (2016).

Graduate Student Education:

L. C. Meyers, A. M. Brown, L. Moneta-Koehler, R. Chalkley. Survey of checkpoints along the pathway to diverse biomedical research faculty. PLOS ONE 13,1 (2018)

P. Hitchcock, A. Mathur, J. Bennett, P. Cameron, C. Chow, P. Clifford, R. Duvoisin, A. Feig, K. Finneran, D.M. Klotz, R. McGee, M. O’Riordan, C. Pfund, C. Pickett, N. Schwartz, N.E. Street, E. Watkins, J. Wiest D. Engelke. Point of View: The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences. eLife 6:e32715 (Oct. 2017)

K. A. Petrie, R. H. Carnahan, A. M. Brown, K. L. Gould. Providing Experiential Business and Management Training for Biomedical Research Trainees. CBE Life Sciences Education. 16, 3 (2017)


A. M. Schnoes, A. Caliendo, J. Morand, T. Dillinger, M. Naffziger-Hirsch, B. Moses, J. C. Gibeling, K. R. Yamamoto, B. Lindstaedt, R. McGee, and T. C. O’Brien. Internship Experiences Contribute to Confident Career Decision Making for Doctoral Students in the Life Sciences. CBE Life Sci Educ 17,1 (March 2018)

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