Education & Training

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The ODS Seminar seriesexternal link disclaimer features presentations by experts who conduct research on dietary supplements, nutrition, and related issues. The seminars take place monthly and are presented live and viewed remotely via WebEx webinars.

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Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

participants at the Dietary Supplement Research PracticumEach year ODS offers the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, a 2.5-day educational opportunity to provide fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in this subject. This intensive practicum provides a thorough overview and grounding about issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It also emphasizes the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research.

ODS Research Scholars Program

lab researcher titrating with pipettesThe Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Research Scholars Program is a one-year competitive scholarship opportunity for NIH intramural scientists to study the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health promotion and disease prevention. This program is targeted towards early career scientists, including tenure-track investigators, independent research scholars, early independent scientists, assistant clinical investigators, research fellows, staff fellows, and postdoctoral fellows with at least one year of postdoctoral research experience. All applicants must have obtained their terminal degree within the last 10 years. Senior Investigators, Senior Scientists, and Senior Clinicians are not eligible to apply. Referral guidelines are used by NIH in determining projects within the scope of ODS, identifying requirements for application submission, and describing the expectations of funded scholars.