In November 1988, Public Law (P.L.) 100-607 introduced Section 487A of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 USC 288-1), authorizing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a program of educational loan repayment to attract additional health professionals into Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) research. The mission of the NIH AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program (AIDS-LRP) is to attract highly qualified physicians, nurses, and scientists to HIV/AIDS research by countering the growing economic disincentives to embark on biomedical research careers, using loan repayment as an incentive. .
Eligible applicant must have an MD, D.O., DDS DMD, DPM, DVM, PhD, AND/BSN or equivalent degree; have total qualifying debt in excess of 20% of annual NIH salary. Qualifying fellows must hold a two-year appointment at the NIH beginning in July of 2006.
Other RestrictionsEligible applicant must have an MD, DO, DDS DMD, DPM, DVM, PhD, AND/BSN or equivalent degree; have total qualifying debt in excess of 20% of annual NIH salary.
Marc Horowitz, J.D., Director
National Institutes of Health/NIH
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