Where are they now?

Students who have completed the NIIN program are ideally poised to attend PhD programs in fields such as neuroscience and biomedical engineering, apply for medical school, or serve as managers, scientific coordinators, or researchers in neuroimaging labs. Others may work as data analysts or programmers working with neuroimaging or other health data. Some of our incoming students have been current medical doctors or PhDs who attend the NIIN program to learn new skills to further their ongoing research careers.

Explore the map below to see where several recent NIIN graduates have landed.

Other recent graduates have entered:

PhD Programs

  • Cedar Sinai
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Duke University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Lehigh University
  • New York University
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • Wake Forest University

Research Positions – Academia

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Columbia University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northeastern University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California

Medical School, MD/PhD programs, and medical residencies

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Touro University of Nevada College of Medicine
  • Tulane University
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Vanderbilt University


  • National Institutes of Health

Teaching Positions

  • Pasadena City College

Industry Positions

  • Applied Medical
  • Amgen
  • Arterys
  • Carta Healthcare Inc.
  • Pacific Neuroscience Institute
  • Parexel Biotech
  • Patient Pop
  • Tempus
  • ZS Associates

Law Schools

  • Loyola Law School
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Alumni Reflections

Career Development

The NIIN program is committed to helping students and alumni to join PhD and medical school programs and to find research positions. We provide career development seminars and materials to help students to understand their career options, apply to further degree programs, and obtain research positions in academia and industry. We also have a private NIIN Career Network group devoted to networking, career development tips, and job postings appropriate to our students and alumni. The following job listings provide information on job openings relevant to our graduates.