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The Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

Application & Selection

Application Process

Please read this page in its entirety prior to completing the online application.

You must complete the application and submit all supporting documents by Thursday, February 28, 2019. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received. Applicants will be notified by the end of March whether they will be selected to attend the practicum or be placed on a waiting list.

Selection Process

There are three tiers of candidates. Those in Tier 1 will be admitted first. Remaining spaces will be open to candidates in Tier 2 followed by those in Tier 3. You must be able to attend the entire practicum. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to participating for the entire two and a half days if accepted.

Tier 1

  • You are a full-time faculty member or doctoral student/postdoc/fellow in a recognized academic program.
  • FOR FACULTY: You are a full-time assistant, associate, or full professor.
  • FOR STUDENTS: You are (or will be as of September 2019) a doctoral student, postdoc, or fellow.

Tier 2

  • You are a master’s degree student in a recognized academic program or you are attending medical, dental, or nursing school or a related non-doctoral-level professional program.
  • You are a practicing health professional with at least a master’s degree from a recognized academic program who works in either a healthcare, educational, or industrial setting or is self-employed.
  • You are a part-time or adjunct faculty member at a recognized academic institution.

Tier 3

  • You are an individual who has attended the practicum before.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. To protect the privacy of event applicants and registrants, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices users can make about the way their information is used.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

When individuals apply and register to participate in the annual Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum (“the Practicum”), we collect certain PII to enable applicants and registrants to participate. The types of PII we collect include name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, curriculum vitae or resume, and general education/work history.

The primary use of this information is to consider the individuals for admission to the Practicum and to register individuals for the Practicum. The information supplied will not be used for other purposes without an applicant’s/registrant’s permission. Additional use of the registrant’s information may be made for Practicum materials (e.g., contact list). This is on a voluntary basis; registrants may opt out of having PII published in any Practicum documents.

Furnishing the information on this website is voluntary; however, users who do not provide the information requested may be unable to apply or register for the Practicum.

Contacting Us

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information: ODSPracticum@mail.nih.gov