Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Director of the National
Institutes of Health,
Endorses National Academy of Sciences Report:
Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Dream
of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
“We have increased the pool of talented women who choose
to study science and engineering — we must now focus our efforts
on retaining and advancing them. As we look to the future of science,
we need to ensure we fulfill the promise of 21st century science
to improve the health and lives of all people, and to remain competitive
in the face of increasing global science and engineering competition.
This will require commitment at every level of the scientific enterprise
and commitment by every individual to change the current culture.
We cannot afford to lose women from the scientific and engineering
workforce since they are such a significant scientific resource.”
The report may be found at: http://www.nationalacademies.org/morenews/20060918.html.
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