1:1 Meet the Experts

Sign Up to Meet NIH/HHS Experts for a 20-Minute Chat 1:1 Today!

During the 2-Day Seminar, don’t miss your opportunity to meet with NIH and HHS experts during 1:1 time slots that meet your schedule.

On this page:

  • Registration interface  (Use this table to make an appointment with an expert.)
  • Types of NIH experts  (Use this information to help decide what type of expert you need to talk to.)
  • List of Experts            (Use this list to search for someone with specific expertise, from a particular IC, or by name/role.)

Faculty Bios are also available on the NIH Regional Seminar Faculty Page.

Here’s how to register with an expert.

  1. Please choose the subject matter (Program, Review etc.) from the left-hand column.
  2. Choose an expert from the right-hand column by clicking the checkbox.
  3. Click “next” to see available time slots for the selected individual.
  4. Click on the time you would like to meet and you will automatically be moved to the next page.
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  6.  (optional) It would be helpful to let us know what you would like to discuss with the expert. Click “next”.
  7. Review the Order Summary and then click “Book Now” to set the appointment.

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Types of NIH Experts:

  • Contract Management: Contracting officers (COs) are Government employees that are authorized to execute contractual agreements on behalf of the Federal Government.
  • Grants Management(GM): GM Specialists and GM Officers are the focal point for all business and policy activities, overseeing the business and other non-programmatic aspects of grants, including evaluating grant applications for administrative content and compliance with statutes, regulations, and guidelines; negotiating grants; providing consultation and technical assistance to grantees; and administering grants after award.
  • Policy: These individuals are involved in activities at NIH related to policy development and/or the communication of policies related to the NIH grants process.
  • Program: Program Officials or Officers (POs) have the official responsible for the programmatic, scientific, and/or technical aspects of a grant. Program Officers administer grant portfolios, set scientific priorities, advise investigators, and act as an advocate for a science area. A program is a coherent assembly of plans, project activities, and supporting resources contained within an administrative framework, the purpose of which is to implement an organization’s mission or some specific program-related aspect of that mission.
  • Review: Scientific Review Officers (SROs) serve as the designated Federal officials having legal responsibility for managing the peer review meeting, and managing the procedures for evaluating the applications assigned to the Scientific Review Group, which is charged with giving expert advice on the scientific and technical merit of the applications.
  • eRA Systems: Staff experts on electronic application preparation and submission, as well as the eRA Commons website and other eRA Modules. These staff members will be available at the eRA Booth throughout the two-day seminar.

List of Experts:

Name:Institute/Center/Office:Type of Expert:Area of Expertise :
Ambalavanar,
Ranjini
Office of Research IntegrityPolicyResearch Integrity
Bansal, Ph.D.
Geetanjali
NIAIDReviewCooperative Agreements;Grant writing, Biosketch, Animal Research;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Peer Review Policies
Bechtholt,
Anita
NIAAAProgramCareer Planning;Diversity Supplements;Early Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Fellowships;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing; K Awards;K99;New Investigators;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Program Project Grants;Progress Reporting;Research Training Awards; Small Business (SBIR/STTR);Scientific Expertise;Training Grants;
Boudreau, Ph.D.,
Nancy
NCIProgramCareer Planning;Early Stage Investigator;Grant Writing;Grants Administration;New Investigators;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Program Project Grants;
Boyd, Ph.D.,
Chelsea
NIAIDReviewScientific Review Officer
AIDS Research Review Branch
Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Danielle
NIEHSProgramFundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Grant Writing;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Progress Reporting;Scientific Expertise;
Chen, Ph.D.,
Faye
NIAMSProgramCareer Planning;Clinical Trials;Cooperative Agreements;Diversity Supplements;Early Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Fellowships;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ; K Awards;K99;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Pathway to Independence Program;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Progress Reporting; SCORE;Training Grants;
Columbus,
Megan
OEROtherFundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;RePORT ;
Corbett,
Dawn
OEROtherClinical Trials;ClinicalTrials. gov;Human Subjects in Research;Inclusion;
Dean,
Diane
OERGrantsCost Principles;Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI);Grants Compliance; Grants Policy;
Deutsch,
Mary Fran
OERPolicyCompliance Issues;iEdison; Intellectual Property; Invention Reporting;
Dinwiddle,
Gniesha
CSRReviewAcademic Research Enhancement Awards (R15); Biosketch & SciENcv;Career Planning;Conference Grants;Diversity Supplements;Early Career Reviewer Program;Early Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI);Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing; Grants Policy;Human Subjects in Research;Inclusion;New Investigators;Peer Review Policies & Process;Research Integrity;Rigor & Reproducibility;Scientific Expertise;
Duan,
Qi
NIBIBProgramEarly Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;New Investigators;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Public Access;
Eljanne,
Mariam
NCIProgramAdministrative Topics;Closeout Policies;Compliance Issues;Contracts;Cooperative Agreements;Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI);Federal Research Policy;Foreign Components;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grants Administration;Grants Compliance; Grants Policy; Invention Reporting;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Post-Submission Award Administration;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Program Project Grants;Progress Reporting;Public Access;
Elliott,
Kristina
NLMProgramClinicalTrials. gov;
Etcheberrigaray,
Rene
NIAReviewAcademic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) ;Diversity Supplements;Early Career Reviewer Program;Early Stage Investigator;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Peer Review Policies & Process;
Foster,
Alania
NCIGrantsAdministrative Topics;Budgets;Cooperative Agreements;Cost Principles;Grants Administration;Grants Compliance; Grants Policy;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Post-Submission Award Administration;Small Business (SBIR/STTR);Uniform Guidance;
Fox,
Judy
NIAAAGrantsGrants Administration;Grants Compliance; Grants Policy;Progress Reporting;
Garcia,
Rebecca
NIMHReviewAdministrative Topics;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;K99;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Peer Review Policies & Process;
Ghambarya,
Anna
NIAAAReviewApplication Receipt and Referral,
Clinical Trials, Exploratory Pilots (R21)
Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)
Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
Inclusion
K Awards
Loan Repayment Program
Peer Review Policies & Process
Program Project Grants
Scientific Expertise
SCORE
Griffin,
James A.
NICHDProgramCareer Planning;Clinical Trials;ClinicalTrials. gov;Diversity Supplements;Early Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Fellowships;Foreign Components;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing;Human Subjects in Research;Inclusion; K Awards;K99;New Investigators;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Animals in Research;Pathway to Independence Program;Post-Submission Award Administration;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Program Project Grants;Progress Reporting;Public Access;RePORT ;Research Integrity;Research Training Awards;Rigor & Reproducibility;Training Grants;
Halula,
Madelon
NIAIDProgramContracts;Cooperative Agreements;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ; Grants Policy;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Program Project Grants;
Hayes,
UnJa
CSRReviewAcademic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) ;Biosketch & SciENcv;Early Career Reviewer Program;Peer Review Policies & Process;Rigor & Reproducibility;
Hidalgo,
Gabriel
NIDCR GrantsAdministrative Topics
Budgets
Compliance Issues
Hine,
Sean
NCIGrants
Management
Administrative Topics
Budgets, Closeout
Policies
Compliance Issues
Cost Principles
Fellowships
Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
Grants Administration, Grants Policy
K Awards
K99
Post-Submission Award Administration
Training Grants
Hoshaw,
Brian
NEIReviewAdministrative Topics, Career Planning, Conference Grants, Early Career Reviewer Program , Early Stage Investigator, Exploratory Pilots (R21), Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process , Funding Opportunity Announcements , Grant Writing , K Awards , K99, Loan Repayment Program , New Investigators, NIH Funding Mechanisms , Pathway to Independence Program , Peer Review Policies & Process , Pre-clinical and basic science research , RePORT , Research Training Awards , Training Grants
Huff,
James
NIBIBGrantsAdministrative Topics;Budgets;Compliance Issues;Cost Principles; Financial Management;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Grants Administration;Grants Compliance; Grants Policy;Post-Submission Award Administration;Small Business (SBIR/STTR);
Jackson,
Peter R.
NIAIDProgramAdministrative Topics;Application Receipt and Referral;Clinical Trials;Conference Grants;Cooperative Agreements;Early Career Reviewer Program;Early Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI);Federal Research Policy;Foreign Components;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing;Human Subjects in Research; International Organizations; K Awards;K99;New Investigators;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Animals in Research;Pathway to Independence Program;Peer Review Policies & Process;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Program Project Grants;RePORT ;Research Training Awards;Rigor & Reproducibility;Training Grants;Uniform Guidance;
Jeter,
Pam
NCCIHReview, PolicyFellowships
Loan Repayment Program
Peer Review Policies & Process
Jett,
David A.
NINDSProgramCareer Planning;Cooperative Agreements;Diversity Supplements;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing;New Investigators;Program Project Grants;Progress Reporting;
Jones,
Nicole
NCIGrantsFellowships
Kahana,
Shoshana
ODProgram, PolicyCareer Planning
Clinical Trials
Early Career Reviewer Program
Early Stage Investigator
Fellowships
Funding Opportunity Announcements
K Awards
K99
NIH Funding Mechanisms
Post-Submission Award Administration
Training Grants
Kennedy,
George
NIAIDContract
Management
Contracts
Cost Principles
Peer Review Policies & Process
Small Business (SBIR/STTR)
Kitsoulis,
Regina
NIAIDGrantsBudgets;Cost Principles; Financial Management;Foreign Components; Grants Policy;
Kitt,
Cheryl
ODProgram,
Review,
Policy,
Contract
Management
Administrative Topics, Career Planning, Clinical Trials, Conference Grants, Contracts, Cooperative Agreements , Early Career Reviewer Program , Early Stage Investigator, Exploratory Pilots (R21), Federal Research Policy , Fellowships, Foreign , Foreign Components , Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process , Funding Opportunity Announcements , Grant Writing , Grants Policy , Human Subjects in Research, International Organizations, K Awards , New Investigators, NIH Funding Mechanisms , Animals in Research, Peer Review Policies & Process , Pre-clinical and basic science research , Program Project Grants, Progress Reporting, Research Integrity , Research Training Awards , Rigor & Reproducibility , Small Business (SBIR/STTR) , Scientific Expertise, Training Grants, Application Receipt and Referral
Knapp,
Paula
OERPolicyCompliance Issues;Contracts;Cooperative Agreements; Grants Policy;Animals in Research;Pre-clinical and basic science research;
Kohanski,
Ronald
NIAProgram,
Review,
Policy
Application Receipt and Referral , Career Planning, Compliance Issues , Conference Grants, Cooperative Agreements , Data Sharing, Diversity Supplements , Early Stage Investigator, Exploratory Pilots (R21), Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process , Funding Opportunity Announcements , Grant Writing , K Awards , K99, New Investigators, NIH Funding Mechanisms , Animals in Research, Pathway to Independence Program , Post-Submission Award Administration, Pre-clinical and basic science research , Program Project Grants, Progress Reporting, Rigor & Reproducibility
Lee,
Sonia
NICHDProgramCooperative Agreements;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Progress Reporting;
Linde,
Emily
NIAIDGrantsForeign Components;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Grants Administration; International Organizations;
Moeller,
Lisa
NIGMSGrantsAdministrative Topics;Budgets;Cost Principles;Fellowships; Financial Management;Grants Administration;Grants Compliance; Grants Policy;Research Training Awards;Training Grants;
Nelson,
Melinda
NIAMSProgramAdministrative Topics, AREA (R15), Budgets, Clinical Trials, Closeout Policies , Compliance Issues , Conference Grants, Cooperative Agreements , Cost Principles , Diversity Supplements , Early Stage Investigator, Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) , Federal Research Policy , Fellowships, Financial Management, Foreign Components , Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process , Funding Opportunity Announcements , Grants Administration, Grants Compliance, Grants Policy , Human Subjects in Research, Invention Reporting, K Awards , K99, Loan Repayment Program , New Investigators, NIH Funding Mechanisms , Animals in Research, Pathway to Independence Program , Peer Review Policies & Process , Post-Submission Award Administration, Progress Reporting, Public Access, Research Training Awards , Small Business (SBIR/STTR) , Training Grants, Uniform Guidance
Nie,
Zhongzhen
NIGMSProgramApplication Receipt and Referral;Diversity Supplements;Grant Writing;New Investigators;Research Integrity;Rigor & Reproducibility;Training Grants;
Ojeifo,
John
NCIProgramBiosketch;Diversity Supplements;Early Stage Investigator;Grant Writing; K Awards; SCORE;
O'Laughlin,
Brian
NIDAContract
Management
Contracts
Politis,
Alexander
CSRReviewApplication Receipt and Referral;Early Career Reviewer Program;Early Stage Investigator;Fellowships;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Grant Writing;Peer Review Policies & Process;Rigor & Reproducibility;
Rasooly,
Rebekah
NINRProgramAREA (R15)
Career Planning
Cooperative Agreements
Data Sharing, Diversity Supplements
Early Stage Investigator
Exploratory Pilots (R21)
Fellowships
Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
Grant Writing
K Awards
NIH Funding Mechanisms
Pre-clinical and basic science research
Program Project Grants
Research Training Awards
Training Grants
Rajapakse
Nishadi
NIMHDProgramDiversity Supplements;Fellowships;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ; K Awards;K99;New Investigators;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Program Project Grants;
Rathore,
Dharmendar
NIAIDReviewAdministrative Topics;Biosketch;Career Planning;Contracts;Data Sharing;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing; Grants Policy; International Organizations;Loan Repayment Program;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Peer Review Policies & Process;Program Project Grants;Training Grants;
Read-Connole,
Elizabeth
NCIProgramConference Grants
NIH Funding Mechanisms
Pre-clinical and basic science research
Program Project Grants
Scientific Expertise
Ruiz,
Jose
OERReviewCareer Planning
Diversity Supplements
Grant Writing
Grants Policy
NIH Funding Mechanisms
Peer Review Policies
Schulte,
Aileen
NIMHReviewAcademic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) ;Application Receipt and Referral;Clinical Trials;Compliance Issues;Early Stage Investigator;Human Subjects in Research;Loan Repayment Program;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Peer Review Policies & Process;
Sesma,
Michael
NIGMSProgramCareer Planning, Diversity Supplements , Early Stage Investigator, Fellowships, Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process , Grant Writing , K Awards , K99, New Investigators, NIH Funding Mechanisms , Pathway to Independence Program , Post-Submission Award Administration, Pre-clinical and basic science research , Research Training Awards , Scientific Expertise, SCORE, Training Grants, Rigor & Reproducibility
Shekim,
Lana
NIDCDProgramAcademic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) ;Application Receipt and Referral;Clinical Trials;Compliance Issues;Early Stage Investigator;Human Subjects in Research;Loan Repayment Program;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Peer Review Policies & Process;
Shen,
Grace
NEIProgramCareer Planning;Early Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Grant Writing;New Investigators;Post-Submission Award Administration;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Progress Reporting;
Singh,
Kumud K.
NIAIDReviewApplication Receipt and Referral;Biosketch;Conference Grants;Contracts;Cooperative Agreements;Federal Research Policy;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Grant Writing; Grants Policy;Human Subjects in Research;Inclusion;NIH Funding Mechanisms;Animals in Research;Peer Review Policies & Process;Pre-clinical and basic science research;Program Project Grants;Small Business (SBIR/STTR);
Sullivan,
Elyse
OERPolicyClinical Trials;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Funding Opportunity Announcements ;Pre-clinical and basic science research;
Sutton,
Jennifer
ODPolicyCareer Planning
Fellowships
K Awards
K99
Research Training Awards
Training Grants
Thurston,
Jess
NIAAAGrantsBudgets;Compliance Issues;Cooperative Agreements;Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process;Grants Administration;Grants Compliance; Grants Policy;Post-Submission Award Administration;Small Business (SBIR/STTR);
Toyama,
Reiko
NICHDProgramCareer Planning;Conference Grants;Diversity Supplements;Early Stage Investigator;
Valdez,
Patricia
OERPolicyForeign Components;
Research Integrity;
Research Misconduct;
Rigor & Reproducibility
Wali,
Anil
NCIProgramEarly Stage Investigator;Exploratory Pilots (R21);Funding Opportunity Announcements ;
Wernimont,
Amy
CSRReviewPeer Review Policies & Process; Small Business (SBIR/STTR);