NIH Loan Repayment Programs: Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers

March 20, 2024
Noon–1:00 p.m. ET

Exploring a Scientific Career

Hosted by the Graduate Education SIG

This webinar aims to bolster scientific careers for PharmD, MS, and PhD students and alumni. The session will present the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) as an effective strategy for attracting and retaining highly skilled health professionals in biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. A distinguished recipient of this program will share firsthand experiences, offering invaluable insights into this exceptional opportunity.


  • Describe the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
  • List the eligibility criteria of the NIH-LRP
  • Estimate the value of a scientific career in the biomedical field and its benefits


Ana Maria Castejon, PhD
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University


Matthew R. Lockhart, MBA
Director, Division of Loan Repayment
Office of Extramural Research (OER)
National Institutes of Health

Omolola (Lola) A. Adeoye–Olatunde, PharmD, MS
Darr-Chaney Assistant Professor
Founder & Director | HER (Health Equity Research) Lab
Director of Community Engagement & Evaluation | Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI)
Purdue University College of Pharmacy 

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