Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce
P. Kay Lund is Director of a new Division of Biomedical Research Workforce in the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The division has responsibilities for policy and extramural programs related to training, career development and diversity of the biomedical research workforce. The division also performs research and economic analyses to predict workforce trends and future needs.
Dr. Lund joined NIH from a career in academia including appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has mentored large numbers of biomedical researchers from undergraduate students to faculty including Ph.D. and MD scientists. Dr. Lund has published widely in her scientific discipline and has also written articles about broadening definitions of career outcomes for Ph.D. scientists see (The Flexible Ph.D. Gastroenterology, 203 125:1301).
Dr. Lund serves as co-chair of the NIH Working Group on Strengthening the Biomedical Workforce which advises on the BEST program geared towards Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training.