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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

NIAMS Program Trains New Generation of Scientists

Students pose together outside on the NIH campus.

2016 summer students with Dr. Robert Walker (center, back row), chief of the NIAMS Career Development and Outreach Branch, and Dr. Stephanie Mathews (third from left, back row), scientific program manager

This summer, 18 students from all regions of the United States spent 8 weeks in the NIAMS Summer Research Program. They received career mentoring from senior researchers, participated in poster sessions, attended lectures and symposia and engaged in basic and clinical research. 

The valuable experience they gained at NIH will help them achieve their career goals in biomedical research and academic medicine. “I feel honored to have had this experience, as it allowed me to learn lab techniques and think like a scientist under the guidance of helpful mentors,” said one intern. “I absolutely recommend this program to all individuals who are looking to do world-renowned biomedical research,” said another student. 

The NIAMS Summer Research Program provides outstanding training opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Students can apply online at The application for summer 2017 will be available in mid-November.

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