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Title: Research Training @ the NIH Pat Sokolove, PhD Deputy Director NIH Office of Intramural Training


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Research Training _at_ the NIHPat Sokolove,
PhDDeputy DirectorNIH Office of Intramural
Training Educationsokolovp_at_mail.nih.gov
2
NIH Mission
  • Science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge
    about the nature and behavior of living systems

AND the application of that knowledge to extend
healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness
and disability. Ranging from chemistry and
computational biology to behavioral science
translational research nationally and globally
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Core Mission Components
  • Conducting research in its own laboratories and
    on its own projects (intramural research)
  • Providing support for research conducted outside
    the NIH (extramural research)
  • Training research investigators
  • Fostering the communication of medical information

4
27 NIH Institutes and Centers
NHLBI
NINR
OD
NCI
NCCAM
NIEHS
NIAMS
NEI
CIT
NIDA
NIMH
NLM
NINDS
CC
NIDDK
NIBIB
NIAID
NIDCR
NHGRI
NIDCD
NIA
NIAAA
NICHD
NIGMS
NIMHD
NCRR
FIC
CSR
Extramural only
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The Intramural Research Program22 ICs with
labs/research projects in
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Frederick, MD NCI
  • Baltimore, MD NIA and NIDA
  • Research Triangle Park, NC NIEHS
  • Rocky Mountain Labs, MT NIAID
  • Phoenix, AZ NIDDK
  • Detroit, MI NICHD
  • Framingham, MA - NHLBI

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The Main NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD
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Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
  • admits patients as part of clinical trials only
  • 240 beds
  • 7,000 inpatient admissions a year
  • 9,750 new patients a year
  • 72,600 outpatient visits a year
  • 900 active clinical protocols

8
How Many Researchers Are at the NIH?
  • 3800 Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 485 Graduate Students
  • 700 Postbacs
  • 1200 Summer Interns
  • 75 Medical Students
  • 250 Tenure-track Investigators
  • 900 Tenured Investigators
  • 1300 Staff Scientists
  • 300 Staff Clinicians

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NIH Budget in FY 2009 30.6 Billion
Amount Expenditure
10.39 3.2B 10,000 intramural scientists research personnel
5.17 1.6B RMS and OD Oversight
0.44 0.1B BF
16.0
Spending at NIH 4.9 B
Spending Outside NIH 25.7 B
84 of the total NIH budget supports over 325,000
extramural scientists and research personnel at
more than 3,000 institutions nationwide.
84.0
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What Can the NIH Offer You?
  • Resources - access to outstanding mentors, new
    technologies and state-of-the-art research
    facilities
  • Science seminars, workshops, and courses
  • Exciting programs in all NIH Institutes Centers
  • Leadership and personal development opportunities
  • Communication skills workshops
  • Opportunities to learn about many different
    science careers
  • Workshops to help you successfully take the next
    step
  • Access to the OITE Career Services Center

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Why Do a Summer Internship?
  • Apply your book knowledge
  • Improve your communication and interpersonal
    skills
  • Experience new areas of science
  • Explore opportunities try on your future
    career
  • Build your social and professional network
  • See new places and make new friends

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Finding Internship Opportunities
  • Use your imagination
  • Surf the Web
  • Visit the career center at your school
  • Talk to your professors
  • Talk to your friends
  • Talk to us!

13
Programs for College Students
  • Summer Internship Program (SIP)
  • Summer research experience at all levels
  • Workshops and other educational experiences
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
  • Scholarship support during the academic year
  • Summer research experience
  • Payback obligation after graduation

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Summer Internship Program
  • Eight - ten week research experience at all
    levels
  • High School
  • College
  • Medical/Dental
  • Graduate (MS, PhD, PharmD, PsyD, etc.)
  • Workshops and other educational opportunities
  • Access to pre-professional and pre-graduate
    advising
  • End-of-summer poster session

https//www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
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The Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
  • Provides up to 20,000/yr to cover educational
    expenses for undergraduates
  • Eligibility
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • GPA 3.5
  • Financial need
  • Major in a field relevant to biomedical research
  • Payback requirement one summer and one year at
    the NIH as an employee for each year of support
    received

https//ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m00
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For Recent College Graduates
  • Postbac IRTA Program
  • One - two year focused research experience in an
    NIH lab (on all campuses)
  • Many workshops and educational programs
  • Pre-professional and pre-graduate advising
  • NIH Academy
  • A postbac program focused on domestic health
    disparities
  • All fellows live together near the Bethesda
    campus

https//www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

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The Graduate Partnerships Program
  • Students work in NIH lab for all or part of their
    dissertation research
  • PhD is granted by home university
  • Two types of partnerships
  • Individual agreement
  • Institutional agreement

https//www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp
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What Do Trainees Say About NIH?
  • Incredible research resources and breadth of
    research
  • Cooperative and collaborative environment
  • Amazing quality and quantity of visiting
    lecturers
  • Many opportunities to present research on and off
    campus
  • Wealth of opportunities for career development
  • Networking opportunities

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OITE Mission
Helping trainees in the NIH Intramural Research
Program develop scientific and professional
skills to become leaders in the biomedical
research community
https//www.training.nih.gov/
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Special Events at the NIH
  • Poster Days
  • Summer Poster Day
  • Postbac Poster Day
  • NIH Graduate Professional School Fair
  • GPP Retreat
  • Graduate Student Research Symposium
  • NIH Career Symposium

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Applications General principles
  • Before you begin writing, read
  • Follow directions
  • Submit early
  • Ensure that everything you submit is
  • Grammatically perfect
  • Clearly expressed
  • Well organized

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An Application Typically Includes
  • Your contact information
  • A cover letter
  • Your résumé or CV
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A transcript or a list of your courses and grades

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Contact Information
  • Be thoughtful about
  • Your email address
  • Material added after your signature on your email
    messages
  • The message on your answering machine

24
Cover Letters
  • Your chance to convince the reader that you would
    be the perfect fit for the program and/or lab
  • Do not rehash your resume point out highlights
    and special qualifications
  • Be complete, but brief
  • Use concrete examples
  • Pay particular attention to describing your
    research interests

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Your Résumé
  • A concise representation of your educational and
    professional history
  • Should include
  • contact information
  • schools attended, dates, and degrees received
  • honors and awards
  • research and work experience (include
    volunteering list skills using power verbs)
  • publications

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Letters of Recommendation
  • Should be from teachers who know you well
  • Must address your scientific knowledge base and
    relevant personal traits
  • Can be from a boss or someone outside of school
    but only if they can discuss similar qualities
  • Start thinking about who can write you strong
    letters of support early in your education

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Courses and Grades
  • List all of your courses, including those you are
    currently enrolled in, unless directed otherwise.
  • If you are a first-semester college freshman
    include information on your high school grades
  • Organize your list
  • Invest the time to make the list easy to read

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What Next?
  • Contact faculty to express an interest in their
    lab
  • Apply to multiple programs - flexibility helps
  • If you dont get indont give up!

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Contact the OITE
https//www.training.nih.gov/
Sharon Milgram, PhD Debbie Cohen Director,
OITE Summer Postbac Programs milgrams_at_mail.nih
.gov cohend_at_mail.nih.gov Yolanda Mock Hawkins,
PhD Pat Sokolove, PhD NIH Academy Deputy
Director, OITE mocky_at_mail.nih.gov sokolovp_at_mail.n
ih.gov
build your career, shape the future
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Useful Web Sites
  • Training at NIH (OITE)
  • www.training.nih.gov
  • NIH Annual Reports
  • http//intramural.nih.gov/search
  • NIH Enterprise Directory (NED)
  • http//ned.nih.gov
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