Patti Swayne

SBIR/STTR Communications Specialist

Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH


Patti Swayne joined the NIH SBIR/STTR Program from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia where she worked to promote collaboration and innovation in the regional business community through unique health care, education, and community outreach initiatives.

As a Communications Specialist in the NIH Office of Extramural Research, Patti helps develop, implement, and evaluate the team’s outreach strategy which specifically targets demographics that historically have lower application rates, including Women-owned and Socially Disadvantaged small businesses. Patti is invested in progressive public health initiatives, the impact of technology in solutions and delivery of care, and aging research. Her goal is to translate important, effective information into a language that everyone can understand.

Patti is a proud alumnus of Temple University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

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