About us

Who We Are

The Alliance was created in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program and associated global PhD and MD/PhD training programs based in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, America’s largest biomedical research organization. Its goal is to assure the financial viability and scientific excellence of the Scholars’ program by supplementing government funding. The Alliance supports program events and scholarships designed to enrich the program and broaden the perspectives of its highly selective students as they train to become the next leaders in biomedical research.

Our Mission

Improving the quality of healthcare is an essential national and global priority. In this effort, society relies upon biomedical researchers to discover medical treatments, cures, and preventative measures that will alleviate human suffering. The productivity of these biomedical researchers is dependent upon the philosophy and the quality of the educational program in which they are trained.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (the Scholars Program) was created in 2001 at the NIH in collaboration with Oxford and Cambridge Universities to revolutionize the way in which the most talented biomedical PhD and MD/PhD students are trained.

The International Biomedical Research Alliance was created in 2005 as a private sector source of expertise and resources. Its goal is to assure the Scholars Program’s financial viability and unwavering adherence to absolute standards of excellence, continuous innovation and dedication to accelerated discovery for generations to come. The private sector perspectives conveyed by the Alliance have helped to promote the values, culture, goals, and metrics of success of the Scholars Program.