Latarsha Carithers, Ph.D., is chief of the Training, Mentored Research, and Diversity Section. She oversees the review of a wide range of grant mechanisms, including institutional training grants (T32/T34), career development awards (K99) and education projects (R25).
Prior to joining NIGMS, Latarsha served as a Program Officer at the National Cancer Institute and a Scientific Review Officer at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. She earned a B.S. in biology from Spelman College and a Ph.D. in pathobiology and molecular medicine from Columbia University. Latarsha also completed a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the Institute of Medicine.
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