Executive Lookbook

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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    Scientific Director - Vaccine Research Center

    John Mascola, M.D.

    40 Convent Dr., MSC 3015 
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    (301) 594-8487
    jmascola@niaid.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine
    • B.S., Tufts University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Expert consultant and advisor nationally and internationally on the development of novel vaccine strategies against HIV, influenza, and other vaccines of high public health importance.
    • Principal advisor to the director, NIAID, on vaccines and related biomedical research affairs.
    • Holds concurrent appointments as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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    Scientific Director - AIDS

    Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D.

    5601 Fishers Ln., MSC 9831
    Rockville, MD 20852

    (301) 496-9112
    cdieffenba@niaid.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
    • B.S., University of Maryland

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Played a key role in restructuring the DAIDS-supported clinical trials research networks.
    • Actively fostered collaboration and partnerships with other federal agencies, international research organizations, professional societies, foundations, community advocacy groups, and industry.
    • Oversees a global HIV/AIDS research portfolio of more than $1 billion and a staff of more than 150 federal employees.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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    Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Special Projects

    H. Clifford Lane, M.D.

    10 Center Drive, MSC 1460
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    (301) 496-7196
    clane@niaid.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., University of Michigan
    • B.S., University of Michigan

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Pioneered the strategies of immunologically compatible bone marrow transplantation and the adoptive transfer of lymphocytes and has examined the roles of cytokines in treating patients with HIV infection.
    • Served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from 1979 to 2008 where he achieved the rank of Rear Admiral and served as Assistant Surgeon General.
    • NIAID liaison with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
    • One of the first investigators to study immunopathogenic mechanisms of HIV disease, ultimately making seminal observations that helped establish the field of HIV immunopathogenesis.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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    Deputy Director for Science Management

    John J. McGowan, Ph.D.

    31 Center Drive, MSC 2520
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    (301) 594-3964
    jmcgowan@niaid.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Mississippi
    • B.S., University of Southern Alabama

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Began his NIH career in 1986 as one of the first staff members in what is now NIAID's Division of AIDS (DAIDS). He established the Developmental Therapeutics Branch and served as its first chief.
    • Widely recognized for moving NIH into the digital age and improving the grants process at both the Institute and NIH levels as director of the NIAID Division of Extramural Activities beginning in 1991.
    • Recipient of many awards, including three U.S. Public Health Service Superior Service Awards (1994, 2003, 2004), the Presidential Rank Award in 1999 and the NIH Director's Award in 1991.
    • Provides leadership for scientific, policy, business, and administrative management of NIAID.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

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    Director

    Robert Carter, M.D. (Acting)

    Building 31, Room 31/4C32
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2350
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3651
    carterrob@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Harvard University
    • B.S., Williams College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Member of the Association of American Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the American Association of Immunologist. Served on the Committee for Research of the ACR, and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
    • Lead multiple initiatives at the NIAMS and the NIH, including Chair of the NIAMS Centers Evaluation Working Group and co-Chair of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in rheumatoid arthritis and in lupus.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

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    Deputy Director

    Robert Carter, M.D.

    Building 31, Room 31/4C32
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2350
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3651
    carterrob@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Harvard University
    • B.S., Williams College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Member of the Association of American Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the American Association of Immunologist. Served on the Committee for Research of the ACR, and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
    • Lead multiple initiatives at the NIAMS and the NIH, including Chair of the NIAMS Centers Evaluation Working Group and co-Chair of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in rheumatoid arthritis and in lupus.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

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    Scientific Director

    John O'Shea, M.D.

    Building 10, Room 10/13C103
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1616
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-2612
    osheajo@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., University of Cincinnati
    • B.S., St. Lawrence University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Received the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Researcher of the Year Award, the Paul Bunn Award in Infectious Disease, the Lee C. Howley Prize in Arthritis Research and the Irish Society for Immunology Public Lecture Award.
    • Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine Award 2014
    • Elected to Institute of Medicine 2015
    • The David W. Talmage Lectureship Award 2015
    • Nobel Forum Lecture, Stockholm, Sweden 2015
    • National Jewish Hospital Distinguished Lecturer 2016
    • AAI Distinguished Lecturer 2016
    • Society for Investigative Dermatology – Stone Lectureship 2016
    • Also received the NIAMS Mentoring Award in 2003 and the NIH “Make a Difference” Office of Equal Opportunity Award in 2006
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

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    Director

    Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D.

    Building 31, Suite 1C14
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2281
    Bethesda, MD 20817

    (301)496-8859
    bruce.tromberg@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

    Prior Positions:

    • Dual appointments as professor for the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery at the University of California at Irvine (UCI).

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Directed UCI’s Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic from 2003-2018.
    • Served 20 years as PI for the Laser Microbeam and Medical Program (LAMMP), an NIH National Biomedical Technology Resource Center where several cutting-edge technologies have been developed, commercialized, and disseminated to laboratories and clinics around the world.
    • Co-authored more than 450 publications and holds 18 patents for biophotonics technologies and their applications in areas such as cancer, neuroscience and vascular disease.
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

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    Deputy Director

    Jill Heemskerk, Ph.D.

    Democracy 2, Room 200
    6707 Democracy Boulevard
    Bethesda, MD 20817

    (301) 451-3515
    heemskej@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

    Prior Positions:

    • Associate Director, Office of Research Administration, NIBIB
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

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    Scientific Director

    Richard Leapman, Ph.D

    Building 13, Room 3E73
    13 South Drive, MSC 5766
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 435-9346
    leapmanr@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Cambridge

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Recipient of the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America.
    • Former editor of the Journal of Microscopy.

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