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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, Office of Extramural Research
Liza Bundesen, Ph.D.

Special Advisor to Deputy Director

Pritty Joshi, Ph.D.

Key Points of Contact

Paula Goodwin, Ph.D. - Program Administration
Brian Hoshaw, Ph.D - Peer Review Policy (Acting)
Julia Slutsman, Ph. D. - Genomic Data Sharing Implementation
Patricia Valdez, Ph.D. - Research Integrity

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