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Summer Research Fellowship Program StudentsThe Summer Research Fellowship Program is open to students from any of the nation's medical and dental schools. This program is intended to expose students to research procedures in a unique environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research and training. With guidance from scientists in the intramural research program, students conduct research in selected areas of laboratory investigation. In addition to participating in research projects, students attend lectures and seminars to enhance their education and develop investigative skills.

The program runs for a minimum of ten weeks, usually from early June to the end of August; some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs.

Students can apply for the program electronically at the NIH Research and Training web site Under Institute/Center preference (item no. 9), select the National Institute on Aging (Baltimore or Bethesda). After you submit the application, please send an email to the NIA Summer Program Office,, to let them know that you have applied to the NIA Summer Program. Applications may be filed after November 15, 2008. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2009.
Direct Questions To:
Ms. Arlene P. Jackson
NIA IRP Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 410-558-8121

Ms. Virginia Padilla
Special Assistant to the NIA Deputy Scientific Director
Phone: 410-558-8018
National Institute on Aging
Biomedical Research Center
251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21224-6825
The majority of research conducted by NIA's Intramural Research Program scientists takes place in Baltimore at the Biomedical Research Center and the Gerontology Research Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus. The Clinical Research Branch's Advanced Studies in Translational Research on Aging (ASTRA) Unit is located at Harbor Hospital, a few miles south of the Bayview Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The section of Brain Physiology and Metabolism and the Laboratory of Neurogenetics are located on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, and the Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry is located in the Gateway Building in Bethesda.
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