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
Megan Columbus – Program Manager for Electronic Receipt of Grant Applications, Director of Communications
Sheryl Brining, Ph.D. – Special Assistant 


Office of Administrative Operations
Office of Data Analysis Tools and Systems
Office of Extramural Programs
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Planning & Communication
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
Office of Research Information Systems


Division of Communication & Outreach (DCO)
Division of Planning, Evaluation & Analysis (DPEA)

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