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Adriana Bankston

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Midwest

Interests

Biomedical workforce, scientific training, science policy, science advocacy, science funding,

Bio

Former bench scientist currently in transition to science policy. My overall goal is to improve the biomedical research enterprise by doing policy for science.

Over the last several years, I have worked on improving science training, communication and policy for junior scientists by volunteering with various organizations in different capacities. These include the National Postdoctoral Association, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the Association for Women in Science.

I am currently a policy activist at the non-profit organization Future of Research, where my goal is to promote science policy and advocacy for junior scientists, and to gather and present data on various issues in the scientific system.

Website: https://adrianabankston.wordpress.com

Job History

Associate Member, Public Policy Committee
January 2017 - present

Policy Activist
September 2016 - present

Founding president, AWIS KY Affiliate Group
June 2016 - present

Member, Advocacy Committee
February 2016 - present

Keynote and Plenary Chair, 2017 Meetings Committee
February 2016 - present

Co-founder/organizer, Career Research Advancement Focused Training (CRAFT) seminar series
April 2014 - present

My Contributions

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Posted By Adriana Bankston Jul 27, 2017 10:01 AM
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This post was originally published on the  Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog  on July 27, 2017. Re-posting with permission from AFS.  (Note the title and content of this blog post are a reflection on a session at this years AAAS meeting and not an official position of the Academics ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jul 26, 2017 9:51 PM
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[ View the story "#FORchangingscience: Ideas and resources for effecting change in science " on Storify ] ​
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jul 24, 2017 1:00 PM
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This post was originally published on the Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog on July 23, 2017. Re-posting with permission from AFS. As an introduction to this session, Dr. Geraldine Richmond (Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon) first ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jul 13, 2017 11:12 AM
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This post was originally published on the   Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog   on July 13, 2017 . Re-posting on the Life Science Network blog with permission from AFS. At this year’s AAAS meeting Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, gave one ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jul 3, 2017 8:36 AM
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This post originally appeared on the GCC Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website on July 3, 2017. Re-posting with permission from Inside Higher Ed. What do you want people to know you for? Surprisingly, this is not an easy question to answer. It depends on your personal ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jun 26, 2017 1:16 PM
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This article was originally published on the  Careers blog  and is shared here with the permission from the  American Society for Microbiology . The link to the original article is found here .  Career progression in academia depends on multiple factors. Traditionally, the metrics most widely ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jun 8, 2017 11:16 AM
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This post was originally published on the  Future of Research blog  on June 5, 2017. Re-posted with permission from FoR. Being part of Future of Research, I often wonder whether the issues we are facing in the scientific system in the U.S. also exist elsewhere in the world. Although I grew up in Eastern ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jun 4, 2017 6:00 PM
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This post was originally published on the  Future of Research blog  on May 24, 2017. Re-posted with permission from FoR. In a  recent post , we summarized the talk given by Dr. Nancy Calvin-Naylor in one of the  plenary sessions  at the 2017 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting entitled ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jun 4, 2017 5:57 PM
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This post was originally published on the Future of Research blog on May 22, 2017. Re-posted with permission from FoR.  Postdoctoral scholars make up a large segment of the biomedical workforce, and tracking their career trajectories is imperative for providing them with the most appropriate training. ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Jun 4, 2017 5:47 PM
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This  post  was co-written by Adriana Bankston and Sonia Hall, and was originally published on the Genetics Society of America (GSA) blog ‘Genes to Genomes’ on May 15, 2017. Re-posting with permission from GSA. Postdocs often lack the professional development opportunities they need. Many stakeholders ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston May 3, 2017 12:31 PM
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This post was originally published on the  Future of Research (FoR) blog  on May 2, 2017. Re-posting with permission from FoR. I never thought I would participate in an event like this. For me and my family, science had always been a part of our lives, our work, and a way to earn a living. I never thought ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston May 1, 2017 10:46 AM
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This post was originally written for the GCC Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website on May 1, 2017. Re-posting with permission from Inside Higher Ed. I’ve written a lot of articles about what junior scientists can do to navigate their own career transitions, but I would ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Apr 27, 2017 8:42 PM
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[ View the story "#MarchforSciencechat: Communicating your message through science" on Storify ] ​ [ View the story "#MarchforSciencechat: Communicating your message through science" on Storify ] ​
Posted By Adriana Bankston Apr 14, 2017 10:33 PM
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This post was originally published on the Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog on April 14, 2017, and at FoR after. Re-posting on the Life Science Network blog with permission from AFS. Early career researchers aspire to engage with society while still pursuing their research ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Apr 12, 2017 7:40 PM
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This post was originally published on the Future of Research (FoR) blog on April 7, 2017. Re-posting with permission from FoR. The biomedical research enterprise is driven at its core by junior scientists working at the bench. Postdocs are highly skilled scientific experts who provide a great ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Apr 11, 2017 5:01 PM
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This post was originally published on the  Future of Research (FoR) blog   on March 10, 2017. Re-posting with permission from FoR. The American Association for the Advancement of Science ( AAAS ) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to advance science for the benefit ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Apr 10, 2017 9:49 PM
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This post was originally published on the   Future of Research (FoR) blog   on April 10, 2017. Re-posting with permission from FoR. Science can only advance if we engage, excite and promote the scientific discoveries of the next generation of young scientists. Many of them become exposed to science ...
Posted By Adriana Bankston Mar 24, 2017 4:14 PM
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NPA meeting 2017, San Francisco, CA (March 17-19) [ View the story "All about postdocs at #NPA2017" on Storify ] ​
Posted By Adriana Bankston Feb 27, 2017 12:41 AM
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My tweets about @FORsymp at the #AAASmtg 2017 meeting [ View the story "Future of Research-related tweets at #AAASmtg 2017" on Storify ] ​
Posted By Adriana Bankston Feb 23, 2017 11:38 PM
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This post was originally published on the Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog  on February 22, 2017. Re-posting on the Life Science Network blog with permission from AFS. Science is vital to our economy, society and the world. Without science we wouldn’t have many of the technological ...