Executive Lookbook

  • 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.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

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    Deputy Director

    Douglas M. Sheeley, Sc.D.

    31 Center DR. Room 2C39
    Bethesda MD, 20892

    (301) 496-3571
    douglas.sheeley@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Sc.D., Harvard University
    • B.S., Dickinson College

    Prior Positions:

    • Senior Scientific Officer, BBCB, NIGMS

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Senior Scientific Officer and chief of the Biomedical Technology Branch at NIGMS, where he developed and led numerous programs for development of technologies and resources for biomedical research.
    • Headed two NIH Common Fund programs, the Glycoscience Program and the Technology Centers for Networks and Pathways.
    • Expertise in biomedical mass spectrometry and structural analysis of both proteins and carbohydrates, regularly serving as an advisor and instructor in these areas.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

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    Clinical Director

    Janice Lee, D.D.S., M.D., FACS

    Building 10, Room 5-2531 
    10 Center Drive 
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 827-1647
    janice.lee@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • D.D.S., M.D.
    • FACS

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Dr. Lee is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and joined NIDCR from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she was professor of clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery and departmental vice chair at the UCSF School of Dentistry.
    • She earned a DDS and an MS from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry and an MD from Harvard Medical School.
    • Dr. Lee completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University and a two-year research fellowship in NIDCR’s Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

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    Executive Officer

    Kathleen Stephan, MBA

    Building 31, 2C39 
    31 Center Drive 
    Bethesda, MD 20892 

    (301) 496-5826
    stephank@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.B.A., University of Baltimore

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Previously served as Deputy Executive Officer, NICHD.
    • Served as Director, Office of Administrative Services for the OD, NCI.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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    Director

    Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.

    Building 31, Room 9A52
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
    Bethesda, MD 20892

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    Education:

    • Sc.B, M.M.Sc , M.D., Brown University
    • M.B.A., The Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Dr. Rodgers is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of the first effective, and now FDA-approved, therapy for sickle cell anemia. Recently, he and his collaborators have reported on a modified blood stem-cell transplant regimen that is highly effective in reversing sickle cell disease in adults.
    • In recognition of his research on sickle cell disease, Dr. Rodgers recently was honored as a finalist in the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (the “Sammies”). This prestigious award is presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in the federal civil service.
    • Dr. Rodgers has been elected to a number of prestigious societies, including the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    • Dr. Rodgers has published over 200 original research articles, reviews, and book chapters, and has edited four books and monographs.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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    Deputy Director

    Gregory Germino, M.D.

    Building 31, Room 9A52
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-5877
    germinogg@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
    • B.S., Loyola University of Chicago

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Dr. Germino was elected to the Association of American Physicians and The American Society for Clinical Investigation.
    • Authored over 100 peer reviewed research articles and more than a dozen book chapters.
    • Received numerous awards including an NIH merit Award and the Lillian Kaplan International Prize for Outstanding PKD Contributions.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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    Scientific Director

    Michael W. Krause, PhD

    Building 3, 2W05
    3 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 402-4633
    michaelkr@niddk.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D University of Colorado, Boulder
    • B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Conducted seminal studies in muscle cell fate determination and cellular plasticity
    • Authored more than 70 research and review articles as well as numerous book chapters.

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