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The NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland. During the academic year, student scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical or translational research project that matches their professional interests and research and career goals. Their research experiences are supplemented by academic activities featuring lectures by world-renowned scientists, clinical rounds featuring research patients from the NIH Clinical Center and an interactive Journal Club addressing major issues in clinical research.

Since 2012, AADR has supported the MRSP providing a yearly contribution to NIH of $75,000 provided that at least one of the selected Fellows is a dental student. The AADR Board continues to support the MRSP as this collaborative, multidisciplinary training experience will help launch the next generation of biomedical dental scientists.


Class of 2019-2020
Omar Glover -Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Alisa (Eunyong) Lee - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Class of 2018-2019
David Cruz Walma - University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham
Quynh Nguyen - University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Jackson 

Class 2017-2018
Andrew Lum – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Christopher Hogden – University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City

Class 2016-2017
John Le – University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor
Jason Berglund – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Class 2015-2016
Tarek Metwally – University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor

Class 2014-2015
Peter Fung – Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Molly Hague – University of California San Francisco
Jennie Leikin – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Class 2013-2014
No dental applicants for 2013-2014 class.

Class 2012-2013
Robert Vander Broek – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kelly Kimiko Leong – Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Nic Snider – Boston University, Mass.
Kyle Holmberg Vining – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis