Osamor III earns NIH fellowship

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Charles Osamor III
Charles Osamor III

The National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) named third-year McGovern Medical School student Charles Osamor III as part of its 2022-23 class of fellows.

Osamor began his yearlong fellowship at the NIH in July in Washington, D.C.

“I am so thankful to have been selected to participate in the MRSP,” Osamor said. “I look forward to all the program has to offer: from experiencing a new city, meeting friends/mentors, and developing skills to be a better physician-scientist.”

The Medical Research Scholars Program is a research immersion program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, offering a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and featuring a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and biomedical research.

Selected participants receive robust mentored training and conduct research in areas that match their personal interests and research and career goals. The training experience forms the core of the program and allows them to carry out research across the full spectrum of science in the interest of improving public health.

Scholars work with an adviser who provides guidance on creating a career development plan and on selecting an NIH research mentor. Mentors are full-time NIH investigators with basic, clinical, or translational research programs. Over the course of the academic year, MRSP scholars participate in seminars and clinical teaching rounds. They also present their research to the NIH community and at national professional conferences.

Osamor will work in the Dental and Craniofacial Institute of Health under Dr. Alison Boyce in the metabolic bone disorders unit and Dr. Mike Collins in the skeletal disorders and mineral homeostasis unit. He will also work with Dr. Babak Saboury in radiology and imaging sciences.