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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 insight into the NIH extramural leadership perspective and accurate and timely information on grant opportunities, policies, processes, and systems. Key products and services supported by the office

Director: Megan Columbus


Rosalina Bray – Extramural Staff Training Officer
Sheri Cummins – Strategic Communications
Cynthia Dwyer – Outreach Coordinator
David Kosub, Ph.D. – Legislative, Communications
Elise Rabin – Writer Editor
David Rosen – Chief, Web Development
Manju Subramanya – eRA Communications and Documentation Manager
Elyse Sullivan, Ph.D. – Strategic Communications

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
Frank Newman – Senior Web Developer
Michael DorseySenior Web Developer
Emrul Islam – Web Developer
Abdul Khan*– System Administrator
Euna Kim * – Web Developer, Graphic Designer
Nancy Peck * – Web Developer
Priyanka Sharma * – Web Developer
Alessio Van Keulen * – Web Developer
Mauricio Flores * – Web Developer

eRA Communications and Documentation Team

Manju Subramanya – eRA Communications and Documentation Manager
Bill McKenna * – eRA Documentation
Joe Schumaker – eRA Communications
Teresa Toth-Fejel * – eRA Documentation

Content Development Team

Elyse Sullivan, Ph.D. – Team Lead
Sophie Dean – Social Media, Web Content
Monika Mahajani * – Communication Specialist 
Vicki VanArsdale* – Communication Specialist
Irene Ying* – Communications Specialist

Extramural Staff Training

Rosalina Bray – NIH Staff Training Officer
LaKisha Greenwade * – Leadership Program Manager 
Paul Guansing * – Instructional Design
Chloe James * – Program Coordinator
Joi Spraggins * – Project Manager, Communications

Contact Us:
OER Communications Office
eRA Communications Office
OER Webmaster

* Contractor



This page last updated on November 4, 2020
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