The National Institute for Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs Deadline has been EXTENDED to December 1, 2016.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funds two out of five of the NIH extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs):
- Health Disparities Research Extramural LRP: Research that focuses on minority and other health disparity populations
- Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Extramural LRP: Research conducted by clinical investigators from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The objective of the Health Disparities Research Extramural LRP is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals for research careers that focus on minority health disparities or other health disparities to engage and promote the development of research and research programs that reflect the variety of issues and problems associated with disparities in health status. This requirement highlights the need for the involvement of a cadre of culturally competent health professionals in minority health disparities and other health disparities research.
The objective of the Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Extramural LRP is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds for clinical research careers. The emphasis on clinical research and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds highlights the need for the involvement of a cadre of competent health professionals in clinical research.
Read the NIMHD INSIGHTS blog post by Dr. Dorothy M. Castille to learn more about the Loan Repayment Programs supported by NIMHD.