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NIH Grants Conference and PreCon: NIH Loan Repayment Programs: Supporting the Next Generation of (US) Researchers

NIH Loan Repayment Programs: Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers

Do you (or does someone you know) have student debt? If so, find out how you can get up to $100,000 repaid towards your student loans with a two-year award from the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).

This webinar is designed for students, new researchers, and administrators/mentors who want to learn how biomedical and behavioral scientists with student debt can benefit from this program. In addition, participants will hear first-hand experiences from LRP Ambassadors on planning their grant applications.

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2:00 PM-2:10 PM

Welcome & Overview

*This event is scheduled in the Eastern Time Zone.

Moderator: Omar McCrimmon, M.A.,
Communications & Outreach Specialist,
NIH Office of Extramural Research

2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

LRP Overview & the Basics

Presenter: Matthew Lockhart, M.B.A.,
Director, NIH Division of Loan Repayment
NIH Office of Extramural Research

Topics of Discussion:

  • Overview (Eligibility and Programs)
  • Data and Statistics
  • LRP Application Components and Timeline
  • Resources

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

Point of View: LRP Ambassadors

Presenter: Sarah R. Powell, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
University of Texas at Austin

Presenter: Antentor Hinton, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Vanderbilt University

Topics of Discussion: Tips for Writing a Competitive Application

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM


3:25 PM – 3:30 PM

Acknowledgements & Closing

Moderator: Omar McCrimmon, M.A.
Presenter: Matthew Lockhart, M.B.A


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Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Vanderbilt University

Hinton is the first recipient in his family to receive a Ph.D. Additionally, hs is an African American male tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University. Hinton was a former Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Scholar, EE Just Postgraduate Fellow in Life Sciences, and Ford Foundation Fellow who worked at the University of Iowa in the laboratory of Dr. E. Dale Abel (now UCLA). During his postdoc, he elucidated the mechanisms by which insulin signaling regulates Optic Atrophy 1 Protein activity in skeletal muscle, heart, and brain.

Hinton received his B.S. in Biology from Winston-Salem State University and his NIH postbac and Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences. He has published 61 papers (54 published, with an additional; 7 in preprint/Biorxiv or in press), gleaned over 55 awards, and given over 125 invited talks. He has mentored 69 graduate, medical, postbac students, undergraduate students, medical residents, and postdoc fellows. He has been awarded three University-wide awards for mentorship and an organizational mentorship award.

Hinton was recognized by Forbes Magazines as one of the 100 Black Culture Makers and Thought- Leaders. This honor was also featured in the 2020 Inaugural Year of the Digital Book Celebrating 100 Black Culture Makers and Thought-Leaders. Notably, he also completed a second postdoc at the Mayo Clinic. As a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment at Mayo Clinic, he conducted research in collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey Salisbury. Dr. Salisbury is a world-renowned cell biologist who runs Mayo’s Central Microscopy Core; under his mentorship, Hinton advanced his training in Serial Block-Face Scanning Electron Microscopy (SBF-SEM) and Transmission Electron Mic

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Aug 25 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm