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The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) is a collaborative group aimed at improving healthcare provider genomics education. Currently, ISSC-PEG has over 180 members, which include societies, institutes, individuals and industry members. The committee is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).


The Scholars Program provides exposure to the broader genomics community and experts in the field, with the opportunity to work on a genetics/genomics-related education projects under the mentorship of an ISCC-PEG member. The appointment is for two years. Each scholar will have their travel funded for the annual ISCC-PEG in-person meeting (typically January or February) for a presentation on their project progress. This program is not a full-time fellowship, postdoctoral, or salaried position. Travel to the ISCC-PEG meeting is the only financial component.


  • Enrollment in a college, a higher degree program or a training program when the student or trainee begins their term as a scholar.
  • Show interest in genetics and healthcare provider education. However, expertise or training program focus is not required.
  • Be able to commit to the full two-year term.
  • Be willing to work on a genetics education project with an assigned mentor.
  • Participate in monthly conference calls and attend/present at the annual in-person meetings.
  • Submit a letter of support from the supervisor or program director.
  • Eligible to work in the United States. NHGRI will not sponsor visas or international travel.

How to Apply

Visit: 2021 ISCC-PEG Scholar Application

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Notification of selection: Mid-November, 2021

Questions: ISCCPEGScholars@nih.gov

Current Scholars

Scholar Mentor
Samantha Bailey
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Program, Pharm.D. and Ph.D.
Phil Empey, Pharmacogenomics Project Group

Rene Begay
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, M.P.H

Yi Liu, NCI

Christina Daulton, NHGRI

Kelsey Ellis
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program

Michelle Snyder, Rare Disease Project Group

Katherine Robinson
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Doctor of Pharmacy

Kristine Crews, Pharmacogenomics Project Group


Last updated: August 16, 2021