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I am Intramural Blog

Simona Patange

Simona Patange is a Ph.D. candidate in biophysics with the UMD-NCI Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research. She first came to NIH in 2010 as a college junior from Portland, Oregon, hoping to have awesome summer internship in the NIH Intramural Research Program and see the sights of Washington, DC. After graduating, she returned to the IRP for a post-baccalaureate fellowship at NIH's NHLBI and graduate lab rotations at the NCI and NIBIB. Now a graduate student at NCI, she looks forward to sharing her stories of the IRP and the incredible people who make it a great place to work and learn.

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NIH Graduate Partnerships Equal Two-Times the Science

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

For many young researchers, spring is the time to make a decision of how to continue with their education and perhaps whether partnering with a lab in the NIH IRP for their dissertation research might be the right path for them. What is it like to be a graduate student at two institutions?

Partner and Prosper: Graduate Students Team Up with NIH Investigators

Monday, April 4, 2016


A little-known fact about the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) is that a Ph.D. student can conduct dissertation research at NIH as a formal partnership with his or her graduate institution. So, how does a graduate institutional partnership with the NIH begin?