The Role of Advisory Committees in Biomedical Education and Workforce Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities

The Role of Advisory Committees in Biomedical Education and Workforce Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Argentina Ornelas (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA) and Julie Neal (Independent Researcher, USA)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 171
ISBN13: 9781522540830|ISBN10: 1522540830|EISBN13: 9781522540847|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4083-0


In an effort to create a more educated workforce in the United States, many community colleges are implementing the use of advisory groups to assist under-prepared students. These efforts will ultimately support a stronger and more resilient global workforce.

The Role of Advisory Committees in Biomedical Education and Workforce Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the development of advisory committees in biomedical education, workforce development, and the guiding principles that result in successful research and opportunities. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as workforce education programs, collaborative decision-making, and skillset training, this publication is an ideal resource for academics, researchers, graduate-level students, committee development officers, business professionals, administrators, and workforce education specialists.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomedical Research
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Community Workforce
  • Higher Education
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Skill-Set Training
  • Workforce Education Programs

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Argentina Ornelas, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. She has training in basic science research in biology and chemistry. After graduate training, she pursued a postdoctoral training position at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she was an NCI R25T Cancer Prevention Research Training Fellow in the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program, and the department of Cancer Systems Imaging. It was at MD Anderson that she discovered the importance of the engagement of advisory committees in the successful development of biomedical research training and education. As an active participant of the postdoctoral association at MD Anderson, she firsthand observed the value of advisory committees in the training component of biomedical research education, in order to advance the scientific and health enterprise, as well as to specifically improve the professional training experience of research fellows, all of which can result in ample improvements in the biomedical research workforce.
Julie Neal, Ed.D., earned her doctorate in Higher Education from Texas Tech University; MA in Humanities-Literature from California State University, DH; and BA in Political Science and English from the University of Texas, PB. She has 20 years of educational experience with private, public, and community-college levels in the areas of English, speech, humanities, literature, math, history, geography, and ITV dual credit. Also, included in her years of teaching experience include Teacher of the Year at two public institutions, teaching the deaf at SWCID in Big Spring, Texas and teaching students with special needs in Midland, Texas. Her administrative experience includes Dean of Lamesa Campus for Howard College. Dr. Neal’s committee experience involves Core, Critical Thinking Team, Strategic Planning, Program Reviews, SACS Team, Instructional and Workforce Education, Vison, Council, Online Planning, STEM, READe, eLearning, Rotary, Admissions, Advisory, and Affirmative Action committees.