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Biomedical Informatics Research Program for Visiting Scientists

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Program Description

The Biomedical Informatics Research Program for Visiting Scientists component of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications provides established faculty and research staff with opportunities for collaborative biomedical informatics research with LHNCBC preceptors and to gain new skills for their informatics research. The FAQs include information about the lecture series that participants can attend.

Short-term appointments, summer appointments, and long-term sabbatical appointments are available.

Recipients may receive stipends, which can vary depending on experience.

Requirements and Selection

Applicants should be faculty or research staff at accredited colleges, universities, or technical institutes.

Program participants will be selected based on their scientific background and experience, research accomplishments, the ability to match an applicant's background and capabilities with LHNCB research, letters of recommendation, awards and honors, and the availability of funds, projects, staff, and facilities.

Applications and Questions

The deadlines for submitting applications are January 15 and June 15. Applicants will be notified approximately four weeks after the deadline.

Application materials, which can be submitted electronically to the e-mail address given below, should include:

  • A letter of interest that states that this is an application for the Biomedical Informatics Research Program for Visiting Scientists, outlines the applicant's research interests, and includes desired starting and ending dates, e-mail address, postal address, and day and evening phone numbers
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications, awards, and honors
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please send application materials and address questions to:

Paul Fontelo, MD MPH
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A, MSC 3826
Bethesda, MD 20894

E-mail: nlmlhcfellows@mail.nih.gov