NIH Loan Repayment Program Information Session
Wednesday, June 19
9:00 – 10:00am
685 W. Baltimore Street, MSTF Building, Room 316
Join us for an information session on the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (LRPs). Dr. Kerri Thom is a past recipient of the NIH LRP and will discuss the basic elements of the application process, including eligibility, as well as share some of her own experience with this award. The LRP provides researchers with up to $35,000 annually to help repay student loans. The LRPs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas: clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Visit the LRP website at http://www.lrp.nih.gov
for more information and to access the online application. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the contraception and infertility research LRP); be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit, university or government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary.
Speaker: Kerri Thom, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Assistant Dean for Student Research & Education & Director of the Office of Student Research at UMSOM