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In Their Own Words

The NIH Experiences and Career Paths of Prior NIH Trainees


In this series, past and current NIH summer interns and postbacs from disadvantaged backgrounds and groups underrepresented in the sciences will talk about their research and share insights into what it's like to work at the NIH. They will also discuss their educational and career journeys, including their paths to the NIH and the challenges they faced along the way. (Recommended for high school students, community college students, and current undergraduates, especially those interested in future NIH internship opportunities.)

All sessions will run from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT).

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June 15, 2020

Name: Zaw H. Phyo
Current Position: 3rd year medical student (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Career Goals: Physician Oncology/Hematology
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zawphyo

June 22, 2020

Name: Nancy Elizabeth Ortega
Current Position: 1st year graduate student (University of Southern California, Neuroscience Graduate Program)
Career goals: Principal Investigator
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neortega/

June 29, 2020

Name: Brian Ho
Current Position: 2nd year graduate student (Stanford University School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology Program)
Career Goals: Research Scientist
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-ho-7864304b/

July 6, 2020

Name: Cedric Kouam
Current Position: NIH Postbac, NIAID, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Career Goals: Physician (applying to matriculate in fall 2021)

July 13, 2020

Name: Larissa Ault
Current Position: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Postbac Scholar NIAID/VRC, Virus Research Center
Career Goals: Vaccine Research Scientist
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larissa-ault-839845114

July 27, 2020

Name: Jancarlos Camacho
Current Position: NIH Postbac, NICHD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Career goals: Physician
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jancarlos-camacho-25650a5b/

August 3, 2020

Name: Hannah Davidson
Current Position: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Postbac Scholar, NHGRI, National Human Genome Research Institute
Career Goals: Genetic Counselor/Healthcare Researcher
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-davidson-4558ba137/