NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program 2014 Fellowship Announcement

Applications are closed for 2014

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The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program is pleased to announce a one-year fellowship in the clinical characterization, basic science and genomics of undiagnosed disease.

The fellowship stipendiary support will be based on experience and training. In addition, support for travel to one meeting will be provided.

Fellows will be taught to use cutting-edge techniques to evaluate individuals and families with complex undiagnosed diseases. A strong emphasis will be placed on genomic analyis and the integration of data from multiple sources including medical records, clinical phenotyping and metabolomic assays. Participants will be taught strategies for selecting, evaluating and following up on undiagnosed diseases patients who are likely to have inherited and/or heritable conditions. Fellows will learn how to facilitate collaboration between clinicians, bioinformaticians and translational researchers.


NIH UDP Fellowships are open to individuals who have completed an M.D., a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in a related field. Fellows will be given extensive exposure to the clinical processes of the UDP, but will not have any direct patient care responsibilities. One or two fellows will be chosen in the first year, optimally one with a medical background and one with a basic science and/or computational background.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: The application period is closed for 2014


Fellows will be expected to participate in several regular meetings involving UDP participant selection, bioinformatics and laboratory/collaboration follow up of individual cases. Fellows will be expected to publish one paper on a relevant topic and prepare and present a poster or platform talk at a national meeting.

Application Process

Interested persons should contact Dr. David Adams, M.D., Ph.D. at

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Posted: April 28, 2014