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NEI Summer Intern Program 2018


The 2018 Class of NEI Summer Interns: Front row (Left to right): Nidhi Mathew, Michelle Du, Geena Woo, Priya Agarwal, Natalia Diaz Torres, Nicole Pannullo, Fatima Gomez, Erin Cullather, Enat Ayele, Adriana Mendez, Oluchi Ogbonna. Middle Row: Mariya Ahmed, Hima Konduru, Chris Acha, Hanna Tso, Hannah Bush, Michelle Lee, Shenandoa Toote, Takerra Johnson, Jennifer Zhu, Neo Zhao. Back Row: Kenneth Williams, Brian Peng, Andrew Kalra, Dmitri Gasnikov, Nyusha Lin, Tishina Tittley, Tamir Odzorig, Justin Chang, Luke Nelson

Thirty-six summer interns worked in the labs and clinics of the NEI during the 2018 summer, conducting basic, translational, and clinical research. These students, from high schools and universities around the country, spent eight to twelve weeks working in labs across the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, and the NIH Twinbrook Campus in Rockville, MD.

The Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer program, sponsored by the NEI Office of the Director to promote research opportunities for students interested in pursuing a scientific or medical career, had another 12 participants interested in pursuing scientific or medical careers.

In addition to their scientific work, interns visited the NEI Eye Clinic and participated in the Summer Intern Journal Club on Topics in Vision Research, Responsible Conduct of Research training and Presentation coaching. Additionally, interns had the opportunity in career development workshops and scientific talks organized by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

2018 Summer Interns

2018 NIH Summer Poster Day Participants

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. HHS, NIH, and NEI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last updated: May 15, 2020