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Intramural Training Office

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Division of Intramural Research provides an excellent environment for training the next generation of researchers and is proud to support training at all career levels. The Intramural Training Office (ITO) serves as the focal point for training at NHGRI and offers a variety of information and resources including:

  • Career development seminars
  • Funding resources
  • Educational programs
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Matching trainees to individual research labs
  • Mentoring (See: NHGRI Faculty Mentor Awardees)

The ITO, in collaboration with the Education and Community Involvement Branch, is dedicated to expanding and developing programs to increase diversity within NHGRI.

NHGRI Advances in Genomics Research Summer Program

An intensive six-day program covering the latest developments in genomics research and providing career development activities for promising graduate students.

National Human Genome Research Institute Intramural Research Award

The NHGRI Intramural Research Award distinguishes meritorious research accomplishments for a single, notable research achievement, or a larger body of work of exemplary quality and significance. Awards are given in recognition of the full spectrum of research conducted within the NHGRI Intramural Program, including basic, clinical, and behavioral/social science research.

NHGRI Intramural Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NHGRI Intramural Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to provide promising recent doctoral graduates the opportunity to use genetic and genomic approaches to advance the growing area of health disparities research. Health disparities research programs involve not only basic, clinical, or behavioral research related to health disparity populations and the medically underserved, but also strive to create a diverse group of genetic and genomic scientists who engage in such research.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

If you are looking for a summer research opportunity at NHGRI, go to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research Web page.

Summer Intern Success Stories

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Program

If you are looking for a year-long research opportunity at NHGRI and you are a recent college graduate, please consider the NIH Postbaccalaureate IRTA Program. Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program []

IRTA Success Stories
  • Polo Player Garcia Makes Waves at NHGRI
    Since arriving in the United States from her native Puerto Rico 6½ years ago, Angelica Marie Garcia has made quite a splash both in her current post as an Intramural Research Training Award scientist and with her beloved pastime, water polo.


William J. Pavan, Ph.D.
Director, Intramural Training Office
Senior Investigator, Genetic Disease Research Branch

Faith Harrow, Ph.D.
Training Program Coordinator
Phone: (301) 451 3645
Fax: (301) 480 3897

Belen Hurle, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Training Program Coordinator
Phone: (301) 402 4931

Pnina Laric, M.S.
Training Program Coordinator
Phone: (301) 451-3643
Fax: (301) 480-3897

Marilyn Johnson
Program Analyst
Phone: (301) 451-3643
Fax: (301) 480-3897


Intramural Training Office
Office of the Scientific Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 12A, Room 1013
Bethesda, MD 20892

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Last Updated: April 20, 2015

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