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NIGMS Research Training Programs

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NIGMS sponsors research training programs in a variety of areas to ensure that there are adequate numbers of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists. The programs recognize the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical research today and stress approaches to biological problems that cut across disciplinary and departmental lines. Information on NIGMS research training programs can be found on the Web at http://www.nigms.nih.gov

Certain NIGMS training programs address areas in which there is a particularly serious need for well-prepared scientists. One of these, the Medical Scientist Training Program, provides investigators who can bridge the gap between basic and clinical research by supporting research training leading to the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree. Other programs train scientists to conduct research in the rapidly growing field of biotechnology and at the interface between the fields of chemistry and biology. NIGMS also has a Pharmacology Research Associate Program, in which postdoctoral scientists receive training in pharmacology in NIH and FDA laboratories and clinics. Information on the PRAT Program can be found on the Web at

NIGMS has flyers available for the following research training programs: Medical Scientist, Biotechnology, and Clinical Pharmacology. The flyers contain an overview of the programs, eligibility requirements, and lists of participating institutions. Free copies of the flyers can be requested by contacting:

NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200


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