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Hopkins president Daniels urges investment in 'next generation of science'
Hopkins president Daniels urges investment in 'next generation of science'

The "next generation of science" is at risk unless major changes are made to increase opportunities for young researchers, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels wrote in a scientific journal article published Tuesday. Only 1 percent of National Institutes of Health grants went to researchers under the age of 36 in 2012, less than one-fourth of the share three decades earlier, Daniels wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And researchers who see such statistics — and limited opportunities for tenured faculty positions — are increasingly discouraged, he warned. "It is not surprising that many of our youngest minds are...

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