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Success Stories: Recent College Grads in NIDCR Research Labs

Before applying to graduate or professional school, recent college graduates may spend one or two years working with investigators at NIDCR. This biomedical research program is called the NIH Postbaccalaureate (Postbac) Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program.

Read the stories below to learn about what it's like to work in an NIDCR research lab before entering medical school, dental school, or graduate school.

Loretta Grey Cloud

​​Loretta Grey Cloud - I feel really blessed to be in the lab that I'm in because everyone's so helpful and kind.
Learn more about Loretta​»

Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore - After being mentored in the lab at NIDCR, I now have the tools for genuine growth as a researcher.
Learn more about Matthew»

Ellis Tibbs

Ellis Tibbs - NIH is the PLACE for research.
Learn more about Ellis»​

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Contact Us

For NIDCR training opportunities nationwide:
Dr. Lynn Mertens King,
(301) 594-5006;
Dr. Leslie Frieden,
(301) 496-4263

For training on the NIH campus:
Dr. Deborah Philp,
(301) 594-6578​

This page last updated: May 10, 2016