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Immediate Office of the Director (IMOD)


Major Responsibilities

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

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
Stephanie Constant, Ph.D - Peer Review Policy
Laurie Roman, Ph.D - (Acting) NIH Guide
Julia Slutsman, Ph. D. - Genomic Data Sharing Implementation
Patricia Valdez, Ph.D. - Research Integrity


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OER Infographic
See About OER Infographic  (PDF Download Available)