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Division of Biomedical Research Workforce


Provides ongoing analysis of the biomedical research workforce and evaluation of NIH policies to enable NIH to sustain and grow the biomedical research workforce at all levels to assure the most productive biomedical research endeavor and most effective use of taxpayer dollars.  Provides leadership and expertise on program and policy aspects of research training and research career development.  Oversees the implementation of and adherence to the NIH diversity policy for extramural programs. Visit the Training and Career Development Website Link to External Site.

Director:  Kay Lund, PhD

Contact: Kristen Kirkham - Program Specialist

Division of Loan Repayment (DLR)

Administers all aspects of the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) for scientists conducting nonprofit research outside of NIH, and supports application and payment activities for the NIH Intramural Loan Repayment Programs for NIH employee researchers.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs  Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer

Director: Erika Boone
LRP Information Center:
Phone: 866-849-4047 and