Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity

The Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) supports programs that foster research training and the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The division funds research training, student development and career development activities through a variety of programs. In addition, it supports the NIH Common Fund initiative, Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce.

For more information about NIGMS research training, workforce development and diversity programs, contact:

Dr. Alison Gammie
Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200

The division has three components: (1) Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch, (2) Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch, and (3) Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch.

Contact names for these branches are listed on the Contacts by Research Area page. For a list of all TWD staff and links to their biographical sketches, see the Division Staff Contacts page.

Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary ​Training Branch

This branch manages institutional research training, and research education grants to support undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and predoctoral cross-disciplinary research training, and to develop the capabilities of institutions to train these individuals, including those from populations and backgrounds that are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

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For more information about these programs, contact:

Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
​Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200

Predoctoral Basic Biomedical and Medical Science Training Programs Branch

This branch manages competitive individual fellowships as well as institutional basic biomedical research training and medical science training programs to develop the capabilities of institutions to train predoctoral students, including those from populations and backgrounds that are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

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For more information about these programs, contact:

Dr. Shiva Singh
Predoctoral Basic Biomedical and Medical Science Training Programs Branch
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200

Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch

This branch manages competitive individual and institutional research training grants at the postdoctoral level, as well as career development awards. The branch also manages research project grants, professional meetings, research education grants and diversity supplements to promote workforce development across the career pathway.

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For more information about these programs, contact:

Dr. Michael​ Sesma
Chief, Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200​