National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals f

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 Deadline: 

January 15 each year
   

Start Date: 

Not Specified
   

Duration: 

The trainee's appointment is a one-time appointment of 6 to 24 months over a 2 year period beginning the summer of selection.
   

Location: 

Bethesda, Maryland
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has established a Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups (BRTPUG) that offers opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate, post baccalaureate individuals, and graduate students to receive training in fundamental biomedical sciences and clinical research disciplines. The purpose of BRTPUG is to provide research training opportunities to individuals from health disparities groups that are underrepresented in health-related research. Nationally, these groups include but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Individuals with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds are also underrepresented in health-related research. The Program supports students that will pursue basic science, clinical, biomedical or behavioral health research careers including clinical and laboratory medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics as applied to the etiology and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders. Increasing diversity in the future research workforce may contribute ultimately to the elimination of health disparities in cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders in the U.S.
   

Benefits: 

Undergraduate Stipend:
Sophomore Year - $24,300
Junior Year - $25,000
Senior Year - $25,800

   

Major(s): 

Engineering
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics

   

GPA: 

3.3

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other:
 

Contact: 

Dr. Helena O. Mishoe
Office of Minority Health Affairs, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 8093, MSC 7913
Bethesda, MD 20892-7913
Phone: (301) 451-5081     Fax: (301) 480-0862
Email: mishoeh@nhlbi.nih.gov

 

Program Website: 

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/undbrtum.htm
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