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Clinical Pharmacology Research Training

NIGMS supports research training in clinical pharmacology through a number of mechanisms. These programs emphasize the application of modern biomedical sciences—such as pharmacology, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, chemistry, molecular medicine and cellular and molecular biology—to the study of drug action in humans. The programs are intended to produce a cadre of clinician-scientists with the ability to conduct basic and applied research in the laboratory and/or clinical setting.

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
Support for up to 3 years of postdoctoral training in broad areas related to the scientific programs of NIGMS. Awarded to individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D. or comparable degree.

Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants
Grants to institutions, which then select trainees. Primarily for trainees with M.D. or Pharm.D. degrees, but may also include individuals with other professional degrees.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards in Clinical Pharmacology
Support for 3 to 5 years of supervised research and study for clinically trained professionals, primarily those with an M.D. or Pharm.D. degree, to encourage the development of outstanding academic physician-scientists.

For more information about NIGMS clinical pharmacology research training, contact:

Dr. Richard Okita
Program Director
Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200

This page last reviewed on March 07, 2017