The FNIH Receives Funding for Two Deserving Young Scholars at NIH

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is proud to announce the generous support of Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation for Health and Policy in providing first-year funding for the intramural training and education of two deserving young scholars at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this fall.

Under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Milgram, one student will receive an NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award/Cancer Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA) with interest in nanotechnology and cancer therapeutics; the other, a scholarship to NIH’s Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) with research interest in mathematical/molecular modeling, brain circuitry and pain.

The Postbac IRTA/CRTA program provides recent college graduates who plan to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school with an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Each postbac works side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment that is devoted exclusively to biomedical research. During the course of their training they participate in a wide variety of scientific and career-enrichment activities.

The GPP is designed to bring Ph.D. graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. Participants enjoy the academic environment of their host university along with the extensive resources of the NIH. This unique graduate experience trains the next generation of scientific leaders through emphasizing communication and collaboration, information integration, and interdisciplinary investigation. Students work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians – in a network of fellow graduate students – and share the NIH campus with the largest translational research hospital in the nation.

Successful biomedical research relies upon the knowledge, training and dedication of those who conduct it. The generous support of the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy empowers the NIH to train our next generation of researchers by bringing multiple disciplines to bear on health challenges that require innovation and collaboration. Scholarships and awards like these provide access to fellowships and residential training opportunities that respond to the needs of scientists at every level and stage of their careers.

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