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Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

NIH Extramural Research Training Representatives

NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers each with a specific research agenda and its own training representative(s). We recommend visiting the Institute, Center, or Office website to learn about training opportunities in your research area of interest then contacting the NIH training staff listed below to discuss research programs and strategies for training and career development. An initial inquiry via email is recommended so that NIH staff may identify relevant materials and set up a mutually convenient time to talk.


NIH Training Staff


NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER)

NIH Research Training and Career Development

Dr. Ericka Boone

Ms. Lisa Evans

NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

ORIP Career and Research Training Opportunities

Dr. Bruce Fuchs

Dr. Jennie Conroy

Dr. Franziska Grieder

Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

CSR Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

Dr. Mark Rubert

Dr. Lystranne Maynard-Smith

Fogarty International Center (FIC)

FIC Funding Opportunities

Dr. Christine Jessup

Dr. Kathleen Michels

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

NCATS Translational Science Education & Training

Dr. Carol Merchant

Dr. David Wilde

Dr. Mercedes Rubio

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities

Dr. Lanay Mudd

Dr. Melissa Trevino

Dr. Martina Schmidt

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

NCI Training

Dr. Alison Lin

Dr. Oliver Bogler

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Training at NEI

Dr. Ashley Dash

Dr. Neeraj Agarwal

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

NHGRI Careers and Training

Ms. Heather Colley

Dr. Lucia Hindorff

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHLBI Training and Career Development

Dr. Wayne Wang

Dr. Giuseppe Pintucci

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

NIA Training and Career Development

Dr. Maria Carranza

Dr. Jamie Lahvic

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA Research Training and Career Development

Dr. Andras Orosz

Dr. Lauren Early

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

NIAID Training and Career Development Grant Programs

Dr. Roya Kalantari

Ms. Diane Adger-Johnson

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

NIAMS Types of Funding Mechanisms (Activity Codes)

Dr. Amanda Boyce

Dr. Marisol Espinoza-Pintucci

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

NIBIB Training and Careers

 Dr. Zeynep Erim

Dr. Joan Greve

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

NICHD Training and Career Development

Dr. Dennis Twombly

Dr. Susan Taymans

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA Training and Career Development Fellowships & Grants

Dr. Wilson Compton

Dr. Lindsey Friend

Dr. Albert Avila

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

NIDCD Research Training and Career Development

Dr. Alberto Rivera-Rentas

Dr. Melissa Stick

Dr. Janet Cyr

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

NIDCR Careers & Training 

Dr. Leslie Frieden

Dr. Olga Epifano

Dr. Diana Rutberg


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

NIDDK Research Training & Career Development

Dr. Arthur Castle

Dr. Tracy Rankin

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS Training, Fellowship, and Career Awards

Dr. Carol Shreffler

Dr. Michael Humble


National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

NIGMS Research Training

Dr. Alison Gammie

Dr. Kenneth Gibbs

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH Contacts for Research Training and Career Development Programs

Dr. Ashlee Van’t Veer

Dr. Mark Chavez

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 

NIMHD Training and Career Development Grant Programs

Dr. Richard Berzon

Dr. Ligia Artiles

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 

NINDS Training & Career Development

Dr. Stephen Korn

Dr. Michelle Jones-London

Dr. Lauren Ullrich

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

NINR Training Funding Opportunities

Dr. David Banks

Dr. Kristopher Bough

Dr. Brian Albertini

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NLM Grant Programs 

Dr. Jan Li

Dr. Jane Ye