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eLife is pleased to announce Prachee Avasthi as the first early-career researcher to join its Board of Directors.
Avasthi, who is Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, US, will help the board to oversee the strategic direction of eLife and support the non-profit in the pursuit of its mission.
She says: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to serve as the first junior faculty member on the board. In this changing publication landscape, the needs and priorities of early-career researchers are often distinct from more established scientists, and it’s encouraging that eLife is welcoming early-career scientists into decision-making roles. I hope that I can use my new position to help create more opportunities for this community and leverage their enthusiasm and creativity to improve the biomedical research enterprise as a whole.”
Please see the full announcement for more information.