The Atlanta BEST Program

For graduate students and postdocs who want to explore biomedical-related career options, the Atlanta BEST program is a community that promotes career exploration and professional development with the goal of empowering trainees to make informed career decisions and achieve their career goals.

About the Program

The Atlanta BEST program is one of 17 programs across the U.S. to be awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. We are all working towards developing approaches which complement traditional biomedical research training, while preparing and enhancing the strength of the U.S. scientific workforce.

We aim to broaden the preparation, and refine skill sets, of early career Scientists and Engineers who are valued and needed in the current spectrum of biomedical research related occupations. Leveraging strengths from both Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology we are innovating Career Exploration and Professional Development strategies for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the biomedical and biological sciences. Organized in a cohort model, the BEST program accepts 20-30 trainees each year during the grant to participate in exclusive career development training. Workshops and information session are open to anyone part of the Emory and Georgia Tech broader communities when possible.

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