Next Generation Life Science coalition releases first round of data intended to help students make strategic career choices

Johns Hopkins University today posted new data on students in life sciences PhD programs, its first release as part of a new national initiative to shed light on the career paths of would-be life scientists.

Johns Hopkins is among nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute who formed the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science. All are posting similar information today.

The aim is to give prospective graduate students—along with advanced students and postdoctoral fellows—clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

Leading the group’s work are two faculty members, Elizabeth Watkins, dean of the Graduate Division and vice chancellor for student academic affairs at UCSF, and AWP client Peter Espenshade, associate dean for graduate biomedical education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.