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Advancing Evidence-Based Practices 

for PhD Professional Development


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Scholarly Focus

PhD-trained scientists play important roles across the scientific enterprise and in society. In spite of this, graduate and postdoctoral education have traditionally focused on academic science, lacking an evidence-based approach to holistically supporting the career and professional skills development of early-career scientists. My scholarship focuses on understanding the interests and challenges faced by early-career scientists as they explore and navigate their career, enhancing educational approaches to address these challenges, and building national capacity for evaluation, research, and dissemination of effective practices in PhD career development.   

Scholarly Projects
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Engaging with stakeholders across the scientific community is critical for understanding key challenges facing our field, and for applying diverse perspectives to addressing these challenges.  I welcome opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues, share our work, collaborate, and learn from others.



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Contact Us


Campus Map (pdf)

(508) 856-1935 (office)

Mailing Address:
UMass Chan Medical School
Attn: Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann
368 Plantation St
Worcester, MA 01605

Join Us

Interested in joining our team? Reach out to us! 

We are happy to connect you to opportunities through Professional Development Hub, the Center for Biomedical Career Development, Investigator Career Advancement Program, or through the Fuhrmann group directly to engage across these projects!  If there is not currently a position open, we may be able to work with you to develop a creative new opportunity.