NIH Loan Repayment Programs Information Session
Funding Fest 2016 event at UC San Diego
"I feel extremely fortunate to be a recipient of an award by the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP). As a LRP recipient in Pediatrics, I have conducted research related to adolescent sexual health and dating violence. In return, the LRP has provided repayment of my student educational loans since 2008. It is one of the best things that ever happened to me."
-Elizabeth Reed, Sc.D., UC San Diego Assistant Professor in Medicine; Division of Global Public Health
"The NIH Loan Repayment Program enabled me to cultivate my research and gave me the freedom to develop projects and grant applications. After receiving the NIH LRP award, I have been fortunate to have received several subsequent grants, including R21 and R01 grants that have furthered our research program."
- Loren Mell, M.D., UC San Diego Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
Please join us to learn about the NIH Loan Repayment Programs. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Dr. Ericka Boone, Director of the Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) will explain this set of programs and answer your questions on eligibility and the application process.
For more information, visit: https://www.lrp.nih.gov/.
Ericka Boone, Ph.D. is the Director of the NIH Division of Loan Repayment. In this role, Dr. Boone is responsible for administering and providing leadership for the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) as well as representing NIH on matters related to the operations, policy development and evaluation of the LRP. Previous to this position, Dr. Boone served as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. There she developed and targeted science-based publications, outreach initiatives and other activities to educate a variety of audiences about the science of drug use, abuse and addiction. For her role in these efforts, Dr. Boone has won several NIDA Director’s Awards of Merit and an NIH Director’s Award. Prior to coming to NIH, Dr. Boone conducted research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Emory University. Dr. Boone’s academic background includes a B.A. in Biology from Talladega College and a Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University.
When & Where
Torrey Pines Training Consortium
The Torrey Pines Training Consortium members include Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and University of California San Diego. They sponsor training courses and programs designed to provide career development and leadership competencies for scientific professionals at early stages of their career.
Jean Branan, TSRI, email@example.com
Nisha Cavanaugh, SBP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia (Ginger) Hazen, UC San Diego, email@example.com
B. Bea Rajsombath, Salk, firstname.lastname@example.org