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NIH invites student research applications

Bethesda, Md.—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will accept applications from medical, osteopathic and dental students Oct. 1, 2011, through mid-January 2012 for a new Medical Research Scholars Program offering basic, clinical, and translational research experiences with intramural investigators at the NIH Clinical Center, in Bethesda. The NIH expects to admit at least 40 students during the program’s first year, which begins in September 2012.

“Medical discoveries of tomorrow depend on the students we train today,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “This program will help ensure that there is a steady pipeline of scientists conducting the full range of biomedical research. The program will offer a broad range of exceptional research opportunities, exposure to cutting edge technology, and critical policy issues for promising students.”

The program is made possible through a partnership with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc and contributions from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

For more information on the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, please visit the NIH Clinical Center’s Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education website at http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html.