Current Programs in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD)

Dr. Alison Gammie, TWD Director

TWD programs foster the training and development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The division funds research training, career development and diversity-enhancing activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and institutional levels.

Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch

Kenneth Gibbs​, Ph.D., Branch Chief

Predoctoral Basic Biomedical and Medical Science Training Programs Branch

Shiva Singh​, Ph.D., Branch Chief

Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Workforce Development Branch

Michael Sesma, Ph.D., Branch Chief

Diversity Program Consortium Programs, NIH Common Fund Initiative: Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce

Alison Gammie​​, Ph.D., TWD Director, Consortium Contact

Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, also known as the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), is a trans-NIH program funded by NIH’s Common Fund and managed by NIGMS. Through this national collaborative, NIH works together with institutions to advance the DPC’s overarching goal of developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating innovative, effective approaches to research training and mentoring. The DPC consists of the following initiatives: BUILD, CEC, NRMN, SPAD, and DPC DaTA.

For more information about TWD programs, see Research Training or contact Dr. Alison E. Gammie, director, TWD Division.​