Extramural Loan Repayment for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Conducting Clinical Researc

To encourage the recruitment and retention of qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct clinical research.

Clinical research consists of patient-oriented clinical research conducted with human subjects, or research on the causes and consequences of disease in human
populations involving material of human origin (such as tissue specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which the investigator or colleague directly interacts with human subjects in an outpatient or inpatient setting to clarify a problem in human physiology, pathophysiology or disease, or epidemiologic or behavioral studies, outcomes research or health services research, or developing new technologies, therapeutic interventions, or clinical trials.