The NHSN will be sponsoring a group of Hispanic graduate and medical students to receive research training this summer at NIH through the NIH Summer Internship Program. We would like your assistance in identifying top Hispanic students from your institutions who would be interested in applying. This would be a competitive opportunity, and trainees would receive a travel award from the NHSN of $6000 (to cover travel and living expenses for each trainee for two months) in addition to a stipend from the NIH (ranging from $2300-$3100 per month — additional details are available at: http://www.training.nih.gov/stipends.asp#app5).
The following NIH Institutes have agreed to place NHSN sponsored trainees:
NIDA leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and rapid and effective dissemination of results of that research to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy. http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NIDA.htm
Leads a national effort to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, NCI conducts and supports research that will lead to a future in which we can prevent cancer before it starts, identify cancers that do develop at the earliest stage, eliminate cancers through innovative treatment interventions, and biologically control those cancers that we cannot eliminate so they become manageable, chronic diseases. http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NCI.htm
NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NIAMS.htm
NICHD research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, development, and medical
rehabilitation strives to ensure that every child is born healthy and wanted and grows up free from disease and disability.
NHGRI supports the NIH component of the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the structure of human DNA and determine the location of the estimated 30,000 to 40,000 human genes. The NHGRI Intramural Research Program develops and implements technology for understanding, diagnosing, and treating genetic diseases. http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NHGRI.htm
The mission of the NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological diseases — a burden borne by every age group, every segment of society, and people all over the world. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders. http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NINDS.htm