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September 15, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Scott Hall #1358 | Map
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty

We are pleased to invite the campus community to a talk with Dr. Ericka Boone, director of the Division of Loan Repayment at the National Institutes of Health. She will present, "National Institutes of Health - Loan Repayment Programs Overview," on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 1358 Scott Hall. 

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers.
The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Since tomorrow's medical breakthroughs will be made by investigators starting in their research careers today, the LRPs represent an important investment by NIH in the future of health discovery and the wellbeing of the Nation.


Dr. Boone, is the director of the NIH Division of Loan Repayment.  In this role, Dr. Boone is responsible for administering and providing leadership for the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) as well as representing NIH on matters related to the operations, policy development and evaluation of the LRP.   Previous to this position, Dr. Boone served as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  There she developed and targeted science-based publications, outreach initiatives and other activities to educate a variety of audiences about the science of drug use, abuse and addiction.  For her role in these efforts, Dr. Boone has won several NIDA Director’s Awards of Merit and an NIH Director’s Award.   Prior to coming to NIH, Dr. Boone conducted research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Emory University.  Dr. Boone’s academic background includes a B.A. in Biology from Talladega College and a Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University.

We hope you are able to join us for this important talk!

For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 7-8845 or