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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


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

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
Betsy Hall (contractor) – User Experience Engineer 

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

eRA Communications and Documentation Team

Manju Subramanya – eRA Communications and Documentation Manager
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

Content Development Team

Sophie Barry – Social Media, Web Content
Irene Ying (contractor) – Communications Specialist

OER Outreach

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

Strategic Communications

Sheri Cummins – Team Lead
Jeffrey Harvey – 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
Chloe James (contractor) – Program Coordinator
Erin McKinley (contractor) – Instructional Designer-Program Manager
Sarah Shane  – Program Analyst

Contact Us
OER Communications Office
eRA Communications Office
OER Webmaster