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  • Welcome to the

    Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program

    The Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a faculty training program that supports the research and develops the scientific careers of junior neurosurgeon-investigators across the country through K12 funding. The NRCDP is committed to supporting individuals, including both women and those from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, who will increase the diversity of the neurosurgeon-research workforce. It is overseen by a National Advisory Committee that includes 12 Department Chairs or Vice-Chairs known for their research accomplishments, and several renowned neurosurgeon researchers.
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  • Complementary Programs

    In addition to the NRCDP, two other programs offer mentorship for the next generation of neurosurgeon-scientists: the Academy Emerging Investigator Mentoring Program and the K12 Pipeline Accelerator (KPAC).