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IRP Training Office

Director: Michele K. Evans, MD, Deputy Scientific Director, NIA IRP

Dr. Michele Evans, Deputy Scientific Director, is also NIA Training Director, leading training and career development efforts for all trainees from high school level through post-doctoral fellowship. She is ably assisted by Ms. Arlene Jackson who focuses specifically on the NIA Summer Program and Post-baccalaureate program. Dr. Evans and Ms. Jackson work with staff from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education to plan all career development activities and workshops that will occur in Baltimore. This Baltimore-based training curriculum typically covers a broad range of ancillary skills and competencies required for a career in science including but not limited to intra-lab dynamics, work/life balance, grantsmanship, how to give a 10-minute talk, how to write your first scientific paper, how to write a cover letter, how to give a job talk, how to prepare personal statements for medical and graduate school, and how to give a chalk talk. In addition, there are panels that present alternative careers for those with terminal science degrees as well as panels on industry, science education, and science policy.

Learn more about Training Opportunities at NIA IRP.

NIA Training Office Contacts

Ms. Arlene Jackson
NIA IRP Summer Program Director
Phone: 410-558-8121
Email: jacksona@nia.nih.gov

Ms. Taya Dunn-Johnson
Assistant to the NIA Deputy Scientific Director
Phone: 410-558-8035
Email: dunnt@mail.nih.gov