The National Library of Medicine Training Program (NLMTP) in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The NLM grant, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional grant, will help support seven predoctoral students along with four postdoctoral fellows annually for five years, according to a press release.
“We aspire to train a generation of scientists who are comfortable crossing traditional boundaries and who can find bold solutions to biomedical problems,” Lydia Kavraki, principal investigator and program director of the NLMTP, said in the release.
“Our greatest strengths are our mentoring structure as well as our flexibility and willingness to help each trainee on an individual basis,” Kavraki said in the release. “These combined with our strong academic programs, our extensive research activities, our well-equipped laboratories and our incredible faculty and students provide an unparalleled training environment.”
Trainees for the program must undergo a competitive application process, are co-mentored by two faculty members and are drawn from six NLMTP institutions.
“Our training program puts emphasis on quantitative methods and data science," Kavraki said. "I cannot imagine dealing with biomedical problems in the future without strong foundations in computer science, statistics and data science.”