Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

To recruit and retain health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct clinical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by providing for the repayment of educational loans for participants with substantial amounts of educational debt relative to income, who agree by written
contract to engage in clinical research as employees of the NIH for a minimum two-year period.
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Examples of Funded Projects

Clinical and basic research to evaluate the use of a PET imaging agent, Tc-94m sestamibi, which will allow greater resolution and quantitation and thereby make direct quantitative comparisons of tumor uptake before and after treatment with antagonists possible.

Clinical and basic research designed to develop better methods for detection, prevention and therapy for patients with kidney cancer.

Research on the molecular genetics and protein chemistry of tumor suppressor genes and in particular, the VHL gene; and studies into the treatment of adult solid tumors, and laboratory research projects in tumor immunology and morphology.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

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