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Division of Communication & Outreach (DCO)

Empowering the extramural research community, internal and external to NIH, to advance science by providing them with:

  • Accurate and timely information on grant opportunities, policies, processes, and systems
  • Insight into the NIH extramural leadership perspective

Key products and services supported by the office include:

Director – Megan Columbus
Deputy Director for Innovation and Technology – David Rosen

Ben Roberts – AAAS Fellow – Legislative, Peer Review


Rosalina Bray – Extramural Staff Training
Sheri Cummins – Content Development and User Experience
Cynthia Dwyer – Outreach
David Kosub, Ph.D. – Legislative, Communications
Elise Rabin – Writer Editor
David Rosen – Innovation and Technology, and Web Development
Manju Subramanya – eRA Communications and Documentation

Web Development and Technology Branch
Provides technical management and web development of numerous OER public and staff web sites and system utilities that support the NIH grants process.

David Rosen – Chief
Michael DorseySenior Web Developer
Mauricio Flores Cortez (contractor) – Web Developer

Emrul Islam – Senior Web Developer
Abdul Khan (contractor) – System Administrator
Euna Kim (contractor) – Web Developer, Graphic Designer
Frank Newman – Senior Web Developer
Emma Saiz (contractor) 
 UX/UI Designer
Priyanka Sharma (contractor) – Web Developer
Vikram Sharma (contractor) – Web Developer
Alessio Van Keulen (contractor) – Web Developer

Content Development and User Experience 

Sheri Cummins – Team Lead
Sophie Barry – Social Media, Web Content
Betsy Hall (contractor) – User Experience Engineer 
Jeffrey Harvey – Communications Specialist
Irene Ying (contractor) – Communications Specialist

eRA Communications and Documentation Team

Manju Subramanya – Team Lead
Alyssa Moody (contractor) – eRA Documentation
Joe Schumaker – eRA Communications and Documentation
Kerry Swanson (contractor) – eRA Communications and Documentation
Teresa Toth-Fejel (contractor) – eRA Communications and Documentation

OER Outreach

Cynthia Dwyer – Team Lead
Kimberly Biondi (contractor) – Communications Specialist

Extramural Staff Training

Rosalina Bray – NIH Staff Training Officer and Team Lead
Angela Bates – Senior Policy Analyst/Project Manager
Henrietta Bush Sawyerr (contractor) – Program Coordinator
Victoria Gee (contractor) – Instructional Designer
Regina La Prince (contractor) – Program Coordinator
Sarah Shane – Program Analyst
Craig Steinberg (contractor) – Instructional Designer

Contact Us
OER Communications Office
eRA Communications Office
OER Webmaster