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Contacts for Research Training and Career Development Programs

We encourage inquiries from prospective applicants. To identify the likely program officer to contact with your training-related inquiry, please identify: 1) the NIMH division that provides the best fit for your proposed research, and 2) the kind of funding opportunity that is of interest to you.


Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)

Office of Research Training and Career Development

For general inquiries, please email dnbbstrainingbranch@mail.nih.gov

DNBBS Training Contacts:
Nancy Desmond, Ph.D. (301) 443-3107
Jamie Driscoll, B.A. (301) 443-5288
Ashlee Van’t Veer, Ph.D. (301) 443-3107


Division of Translational Research (DTR)

Research Training and Career Development Program

Applicants whose research focuses on adult and/or geriatric mental and behavioral disorders, or animal research relevant to adult and/or geriatric psychopathology should contact Dr. Mark Chavez.

Applicants whose research focuses on child and/or adolescent mental and behavioral disorders, or animal research with a developmental psychopathology emphasis should contact Dr. Christopher Sarampote.

DTR Training Contacts:
Mark Chavez, Ph.D. (301) 443-8942
Christopher Sarampote, Ph.D. (301) 443-1959


Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

Office of Research Training and Career Development

DSIR Training Contact:
Lauren Hill, Ph.D. (301) 443-2638


Division of AIDS Research (DAR)

Training, Fellowship, and Health Disparities Programs

DAR Training Contact:
David Stoff, Ph.D. (240) 627-3876


Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH)

ORDGMH Training Contact:
Ishmael Amarreh, Ph.D. (301) 451-5132