Tilicia Mayo-Gamble earns National Institute of Health award
Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health in Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, has received a Loan Repayment Program (LRP) financial award from the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Mayo-Gamble’s award is from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute branch of the LRP program, designated for investigators conducting research that focuses on one or more of the minority health disparity populations.
The LRP program was established by Congress to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers.
The LRP awards counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $50,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.
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