Do the Pressures of Basic Science Careers Leave Enough Time for Science?

Are young scientists facing undue pressure to publish and get funding? Is the system interfering with the science? A feature news article in Nature explores the landscape for young basic scientists.

ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN comments on the concerns highlighted in this article:

“Basic research propels advances in patient care. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is committed to helping scientists succeed, and ASN leaders will soon review far-reaching recommendations from the recently held Second ASN PhD Summit. I encourage all scientists interested in nephrology to participate in the ASN Basic Science Community; your voices are essential to building future support for the kind of research that changes lives.”

 

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Are young scientists facing undue pressure to publish and get funding? Is the system interfering with the science? A feature news article in Nature explores the landscape for young basic scientists.

ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN comments on the concerns highlighted in this article:

“Basic research propels advances in patient care. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is committed to helping scientists succeed, and ASN leaders will soon review far-reaching recommendations from the recently held Second ASN PhD Summit. I encourage all scientists interested in nephrology to participate in the ASN Basic Science Community; your voices are essential to building future support for the kind of research that changes lives.”