Chief of Research Training & Career Development
Bethesda Maryland UNITED STATES

Lynn King is Chief of the Research Training and Career Development Branch (RTCDB) at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH. She received her Ph.D. in population genetics and evolution from Washington University in St. Louis, and was a research associate at Harvard University in the Museum of Comparative Zoology before joining the Department of Biology, University of Miami, Florida. Dr. King subsequently joined the National Human Genome Research Institute investigating gene expression in skeletal bone tissue before transitioning to the NIDCR extramural program in 2002. Currently, she is advisory to the NIDCR Director on the administration and fiscal management of the extramural research training portfolio, and provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of NIDCR’s investment in research training. She oversees a research training portfolio that includes individual fellowships (Fs), career development and career transition awards (Ks), and institutional training grant programs (T32, T90/R90, K12). She also manages the NIDCR diversity and re-entry supplement awards and the Loan Repayment Programs (LRP).  She is a member of the trans-NIH Training Advisory Committee, the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience research training committee and is a member of the NIH Chief Officer for Workforce Diversity working groups to implement programs aimed at enhancing diversity in the biomedical research workforce.  In addition, the NIDCR RTCDB hosts workshops for research career development and performs outreach and education on research training and career development funding opportunities.

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