Brian Albertini is the Chief Grants Management Officer (GMO) for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at NIH with over 26 years of experience. He joined the NINR as its Chief GMO in 2005 and is responsible for managing all of the extramural grant awards issued annually. Prior to NINR, Mr. Albertini worked as a Team Leader in the Grants Management Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health from 2001 until 2005 and was a Grants Management Specialist at the National Cancer Institute from 1991 to 1993 and again from 1995 -2001. Mr. Albertini served as a Budget Analyst at the National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke from 1993-1995. Mr. Albertini received a BS degree in 1989 from Frostburg State University and has received 2 NIH Directors Awards, an NINR Directors Award, and an NIMH Directors award for excellence in the Performance of Grants Management Functions.