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Diversity Supplement Program

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical, research workforce among research investigators. NIAMS participates in the NIH programs designed to attract and encourage eligible individuals from underrepresented populations to research careers by providing a continuum of research training opportunities, from high school to faculty levels.

The overall goal is to increase diversity in the research workforce by providing training opportunities to individuals whose research interests and skills are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve research problems.

The research emphasis in NIAMS is described in the mission statement. The applicant for any opportunity listed on this page may email the NIAMS Program Director in the program area of their area of research interest. The contact for general Diversity Supplement Program information is Justine Buschman, M.S.

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