Executive Lookbook

  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

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    Executive Officer

    Jason Ford M.S.

    Democracy 2, Suite 202
    6707 Democracy Boulevard
    Bethesda, MD 20817

    (301) 594-9826
    jmford@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.S., Loyola College

    Prior Positions:

    • Supervisory Business Operations Officer, NCI
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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    Director

    Diana Bianchi, M.D.

    Building 31, Room 2A03
    31 Center Dr, MSC 2425 
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-1848
    diana.bianchi@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
    • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • International expert on reproductive genomics and fetal treatment with over 300 publications
    • Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2013 (now National Academy of Medicine)
    • Recipient of numerous awards, including the Landmark Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Colonel Harland Sanders Award from the March of Dimes, and the Maureen Andrew Award for Mentoring from the Society for Pediatric Research.
    • Editor-in-Chief, Prenatal Diagnosis
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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    Scientific Director

    Constantine A. Stratakis, M.D., D.Sc.

    Building 31, Room 2A46
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2425
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 594-5984
    stratakc@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., National and Capodistrian University of Athens
    • D.Sc., National and Capodistrian University of Athens

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Internationally known expert on the genetics of endocrine disorders with more than 500 publications, and several professorships and named lectures globally.
    • Recipient of the 2009 Ernst Oppenheimer Award of The Endocrine Society, Pharmacia-Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research, and several NIH Merit Awards and NIH Director's Awards.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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    Clinical Director

    Forbes D. Porter, M.D., Ph.D.

    Building 10-CRC, Room 5-2571
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1832
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 435-4432
    fdporter@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Washington University, St. Louis
    • Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Trained in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
    • Research program studies basic, translational, and clinical aspects of genetic disorders with impaired cholesterol homeostasis, including Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and Niemann-Pick Disease, type C
    • Clinical Director of NICHD, head of the Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, and Senior Investigator; serves on the scientific/medical advisory boards of both the RSH/Smith-Lemli-Opitz Foundation and the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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    Executive Officer

    Rodney W. Rivera Jr., M.S.

    Building 31, Room 2A03
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2425
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-0648
    riverarod@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.S., University of Delaware
    • B.S., University of Delaware

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Became Deputy Executive Officer of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in August 2015.
    • Began his federal career in 2008 at the NIH where he served as the Chief Technology Officer for NICHD and later was promoted to the Chief, Administrative Services Branch.
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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    Deputy Director

    Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D.

    Building 31, Room 3C02
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 402-0900
    cooperj@nidcd.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Washington
    • M.S., Vanderbilt University
    • B.F.A., Southern Methodist University

    Prior Positions:

    • NIDCD Deputy Director

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Developed, coordinated and chaired "New Perspectives in Language Research Symposium Series" a series of four major NIH symposia on Neural and Computational Bases of Language, Developmental Disorders and Language, Neural and Behavioral Aspects of Early Language Development, and Language and Aging.
    • Developed, coordinated and chaired workshop, initiative, and subsequent activities related to minimally verbal children with autism.
    • Elected fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2006; received the Honors of the Association award, ASHA's highest honor, 2007.
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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    Scientific Director

    Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.

    35A Convent Drive, Bldg. 35A, Rm. GF103
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 402-2829
    Andrew.griffith@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
    • M.D., Yale University
    • B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Davis

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • American Board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon.
    • Expert clinician in genetic disorders of hearing and deafness.
    • Has made contributions to the discovery and function of deafness genes.
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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    Clinical Director

    Carter VanWaes, M.D., Ph.D.

    Building 10, Room 4-2732
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1462
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 402-4216
    vanwaesc@nidcd.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D. Immunology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    • M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Developed and oversees the NIDCD clinical research program and otolaryngology service.
    • Developed and oversees the NIDCD otolaryngology research fellowship program.
    • Determined the role of injury transcription factors in pathogenesis and therapy of head and neck cancers.
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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    Executive Officer

    Tim Wheeles

    Building 31, Room 3C02
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    (301) 402-0495
    wheelest@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.A. University of Maryland
    • B.A. University of Maryland

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Graduate of the Department of Health and Human Services Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and the NIH Executive Leadership Program.
    • Previously served as Deputy Executive Officer and Acting Executive Officer, NHLBI; Acting Executive Officer, NCRR; NIH Privacy Officer; Acting Director, Office of Management Assessment; and Director for Management Support, OMA.
    • Recipient of the DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, NIH Merit Award, NHLBI Director’s Award, NHLBI Crystal, NIH Outstanding Advocate Award, Office of Administration Partnership Award, and Office of Research Services Customer Service Award.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

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    Director

    Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Building 31, 2C39 
    31 Center Dr., MSC 2290 
    Bethesda, MD 20892 

    (301) 496-3571
    somermanmj@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Rochester
    • M.A., Environmental Health, Hunter College
    • D.D.S., New York University
    • B.A., New York University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Previously served as dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry from 2002-2011.
    • Former professor and chair of peridontics/prevention and geriatrics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and professor of pharmacology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
    • Recipient of many awards, including the Paul Goldhaber Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the first International Association for Dental Research/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine.

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