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Current Outcomes of NIH T32 GM068411 Graduate Student Trainees

Over the past 11 years, 63 graduate students have been supported by this NIH training grant.  Of those, 38 have graduated with a PhD degree, three have earned MD/PhD degrees through our Medical Student Training Program, one has earned an MS degree, and 21 are still in training.

Of our 41 trainees who have earned a PhD degree, 27% are in research-related careers, 22% are in research-intensive careers, 32% are pursuing additional training, 12% are in other career pursuits, and 7% are in MD/PhD degree programs.

The average time to degree for the 41 trainees who have earned a PhD degree was 5 years and 7 months.

  • Trainees in research-related careers are Director of Science, Training and Research at UNC School of Medicine; in tenure-track positions at Vanderbilt University or the University of South Carolina; Assistant Medical Director of Chemistry and Toxicology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor of Biochemistry at Ithaca College; Instructor at Universidad de Puerto Rico; Program Manager at Excellus; Medical Physicist at Landauer Medical Physics;Educator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; or Medical Technologist at the University of Rochester.
  • Prior trainees currently in a research-intensive environment have careers at Nuventra Pharma Sciences, Excellus, New England Biolabs, Heat Biologics, Pacific Biosciences, ZepyoMetrix Corporation, or ContraFect Corporation.
  • Prior trainees who are continuing their training as postdoctoral associates or postdoctoral fellows are at institutions that include Boston University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Wisconsin, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Penn State, the University of Rochester, the Max Planck Institute, or the National Cancer Institute.
  • The three former MD/PhD trainees are interns, residents or clinical fellows at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, or the University of Maryland Medical Center.
  • Three have science careers in K-12 or community college education.
  • Two have non-science careers.
  • The M.S.-degree student is working as a school counselor.