Changing the Culture of Graduate Science Education
With support from two HHMI grant initiatives, universities and biomedical institutions around the country have developed innovative Ph.D. programs to prepare a new generation of basic scientists to work effectively across disciplines. Researchers who emerge from these programs will be better prepared to advance biomedical research in the 21st century.
The HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces initiative, a partnership with the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), supports Ph.D. training programs that focus on the intersection of the biomedical, physical, and computational sciences. Students in the biomedical sciences will become familiar with concepts and tools used in nonbiological fields and learn to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams.
HHMI's Med into Grad initiative supports Ph.D. training programs that integrate medical knowledge into graduate education. Through specially designed courses, clinical experiences, and shared mentoring by physicians and basic scientists, students in the basic biologic sciences learn to apply their research discoveries to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
To learn more about these programs and how to apply, go to