Sharon Milgram, PhD

Sharon Milgram, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharon Milgram worked for two years as a physical therapist before returning to graduate school at Emory University where she earned a PhD from the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy. She completed postdoctoral training in the Neuroscience Department at The Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There she rose to the rank of Full Professor with tenure in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. At UNC Dr. Milgram lead an active research program focused on the cell biology of polarized cells. Alumni of her research group work in a variety of STEM careers in all sectors. Dr. Milgram directed training grants from the NSF and NIH, including a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), an Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) and a Cell and Molecular Biology training grant. She also directed the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences graduate program and was the founder of the UNC Office of Postdoctoral Services. In 2007 Dr. Milgram joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she directs the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (www.training.nih.gov), an office dedicated to providing career counseling and professional development opportunities for trainees in the NIH intramural Research Program. The OITE coordinates trans-NIH training programs at all educational levels, including the Summer Internship Program, NIH Intramural Postbac Programs, the Graduate Partnership Program, the Undergraduate Scholarship Program, and NIH Intramural Postdoctoral Programs. Dr. Milgram lectures widely on STEM careers and has a passion for working with trainees at all educational levels.  



Seminar Presentations (presented with Dr. Lori Conlan)

  • Workplace Dynamics
  • Managing Conflict
  • Making Teams Work
  • Managing a Lab
  • Managing Up
  • The Federal Job Hunt
  • Training at the NIH
  • Careers in Science Education and Outreach