Outcomes of previous NLM trainees

Recent trainees:
During the period 2012 to August 2016, 18 predoctoral and 18 postdoctoral trainees have been supported on this training grant (not including those currently appointed).

Of the 18 predoctoral trainees (39% female, 17% URM) who have completed their NLM support during these past four years, 11 have earned doctorates, 2 have earned MD/PhDs, and an additional 5 anticipate earning their PhDs by the end of 2016.

Of those 13 who have already received their doctoral degrees:

  • 3 hold academic positions at such research-intensive institutions such as UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Chicago; these include:
  • 1 assistant professor
  • 2 postdocs
  • 3 are data scientists: two at research hospitals and 1 in Silicon Valley
  • 2 have returned to complete medical school
  • 1 is a teacher at a charter public school
  • 1 is a software engineer
  • 2 are medical residents at the Cleveland Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1 is a biotech entrepreneur who creates medical 3-D printed organs and tissue for surgeons.
  • Of the 18 postdoctoral trainees (18% female, 6% URM) who have completed their NLM support during these past four years:
  • 10 hold academic positions at such research-intensive institutions such as Rutgers, Michigan State University, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and UT Health Science Center at Houston; these include:
  • 3 assistant professors
  • 1 research bioanalyst
  • 1 academic oncology fellow
  • 1 oncologist and adjunct assistant professor
  • 1 clinical genetics fellow
  • 3 postdocs
  • 4 are in biotech, e.g. Phillips Healthcare
  • 3 are in industry, e.g. Google
  • 1 is a science writer and editor.

Previous trainees:
Between 2002-2012, 49 predoctoral and 35 postdoctoral trainees were supported by this training grant, including those on the NLM ARRA two-year supplement.

Of the 42 predoctoral trainees (54% female, 10% URM) supported during those 10 years, 30 earned doctorates, 7 earned MD/PhDs, 2 earned Master’s degrees, 1 earned a certificate in Health Informatics, and 2 withdrew from the university after leaves of absence for personal/medical reasons.

Of the 37 who received their doctoral degrees:

  • 23 hold academic positions at such research-intensive institutions as Yale School of Medicine, University of Chicago, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital; these include:
  • 2 professors,
  • 2 associate professors,
  • 7 assistant professors,
  • 12 others who are postdocs, outcomes analysts, research scientists, educators in K-12 or college, and physician scientists.
  • 4 are in biotech, e.g. IBM Watson Health, Moderna Therapeutics;
  • 7 are in industry, e.g. Intel;
  • 1 is a patent agent at a law firm
  • 1 is a science/informatics writer;
  • 1 is in the federal government (security agency).

Of the 35 postdoctoral trainees (26% female, 7% URM) supported during those 10 years:

  • 17 hold academic positions at institutions including Rutgers University, Columbia University, Massachusetts General Hospital, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Houston Methodist Research Institute; these include:
  • 3 associate professors,
  • 8 assistant professors,
  • 1 research assistant professor,
  • 5 others who are postdocs, research scientists, and educators;
  • 4 are in biotech, e.g. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, GE Health Care;
  • 9 are in industry, e.g. Google, DuPont;
  • 3 are consultants;
  • 1 is a law partner and patent attorney,
  • 1 is in government research.

Updated 12/13/2016