Immediate Office of the Director (IMOD)


Major Responsibilities

Oversees the full range of Office of Extramural Research (OER) activities

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Senior Leadership:


Director OER, NIH Deputy Director
for Extramural Research, Michael Lauer, M.D.

Contact: Melanie Showe – Executive Assistant

Deputy Director OER: Jodi Black , Ph.D

Contact: Dana Kromash - Executive Assistant 


Liza Bundesen, Ph.D. – Health Science Policy Officer​
Aesha Brandy – Program Analyst


Office of Administrative Operations (OAO)
Office of Electronic Research Administration (eRA)
Office of Extramural Programs (OEP)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS)
Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW)
Division of Communications and Outreach (DCO)

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