Executive Lookbook

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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    Clinical Director

    James Balow, M.D.

    Building 10, 5-2551
    10 Center Dr., MSC 1455
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-4181
    jimb@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., University of Minnesota
    • B.S., College of St. Thomas

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Clinical investigator in area of immunologically mediated kidney disease.
    • Conducted seminal studies for defining the current treatment of lupus nephritis.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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    Executive Officer

    Camille Hoover, M.S.W.

    Building 31, 9A48
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-5765
    camille.hoover@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.S.W., University of Maryland
    • B.A., University of Maryland

    Prior Positions:

    • Served as the Executive Officer for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, where she partnered with the Director to build the entire research enterprise from the ground up.
    • Served as the Administrative Resource Center (ARC) Manager for one of the National Cancer Institute’s largest ARCs, where she was responsible for the leadership and oversight of more than 700 program staff within the Division of Clinical Sciences.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in January of 2012.
    • Co-chair of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) subgoal work group, Improving Employee Performance Management & Engagement.
    • Certified Emotional Intelligence EQ2.0 and EQ360 Practitioner, and Georgetown University certified Executive Leadership Coach.
    • Honored recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award as well as numerous other distinguished awards, including the NIH Mentor Award and several NIH Director’s Awards.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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    Director

    Nora Volkow, M.D.

    Building NSC, Room 5274
    6001 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20892-9550

    (301) 443-6480
    nvolkow@nida.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Dr. Volkow earned her medical degree from the National University of Mexico, where she received the Robins award for best medical student of her generation. Her psychiatric residency was at New York University, where she earned the Laughlin Fellowship Award as one of the 10 Outstanding Psychiatric Residents in the USA.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Dr. Volkow has received multiple awards including membership in the National Academy of Medicine, the International Prize for Science from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research.
    • She was named one of Time magazine’s “Top 100 People Who Shape Our World,” “One of the 20 People to Watch” by Newsweek magazine, and “Innovator of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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    Deputy Director

    Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E.

    Neuroscience Building, Room 5274
    6001 Executive Boulevard MSC 9555
    Rockville, MD 20852

    (301) 443-6480
    wcompton@nida.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine M.P.E, Washington University School of Medicine
    • B.A., Amherst College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • For NIDA, supervised development of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. This ongoing project, jointly sponsored by NIDA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is a large scale longitudinal population study with 45,971 study subjects and uses both surveys and biological assessments of tobacco exposures, risk factors and health outcomes.
    • Served as a member of the Revision Task Force for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Awarded several prominent awards and distinctions, including the Senior Scholar Health Services Research Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Paul Hoch Award from the American Psychopathological Association, the Leveraging Collaboration Award from the Food and Drug Administration, and the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Awards for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service.
    • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical education honor society, and fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychopathological Association and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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    Clinical Director

    Karran Phillips, M.D.

    BRC Building, Suite 200
    251 Bayview Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21224

    (443) 740-2298
    phillipsk@nida.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Internship/Residency-Yale School of Medicine;
    • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    • Masters - Harvard School of Public Health

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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    Executive Officer

    Ms. Joellen Harper Austin

    6001 Executive Boulevard, Suite 5274
    Rockville, MD 20892

    (301) 443-6487
    austinjm@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.S., Stanford University
    • M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A., Skidmore College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2007.
    • Selected for the Department of Health and Human Services Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2005.
    • Served as a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, culminating with an MS in Management in 2003.
    • Previous positions at NIH include: Executive Officer, NIEHS; Executive Officer, NINDS; Chief Grants Management Officer, NINDS; Chief Grants Management Officer, NCRR; Assistant Grants Policy Officer, OER
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Director

    Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.

    Building 101 – Rall Building, Room B242
    111 T. W. Alexander Dr.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3800
    birnbaumls@niehs.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.S. Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana
    • Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Board Certified Toxicologist with over 35 years experience as a federal scientist.
    • Authored more than 800 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, abstracts, and reports.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Deputy Director

    Richard Woychik, Ph.D.

    Building 101 – Rall Building, Room B246
    111 T. W. Alexander Dr.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3812
    woychikrp@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
    • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Prior Positions:

    • Senior Scientist and Director of the Office of Functional Genomics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Dept. of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Senior Director, Parke-Davis Laboratory for Molecular Genetics
    • Chief Scientific Officer, Lynx Therapeutics
    • President and CEO, The Jackson Laboratory

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Led the strategic planning and implementation efforts for NIEHS.
    • Research laboratory discovered a number of important genes, including the first obesity gene, first gene associated with polycystic kidney disease, and gene associated with hearing loss
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Scientific Director

    Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.

    Building 101 - Rall Building, A214
    111 T. W. Alexander Dr.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3641
    zeldin@niehs.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Indiana University
    • B.A., Boston University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Conducts research focused on understanding the role of eicosanoids in pulmonary and cardiovascular function.
    • Author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in leading biomedical journals as well as numerous reviews and book chapters.
    • Directs a clinical/translational research program focused on the role of the environment in asthma pathogenesis.
    • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and American Association of Physicians (AAP), and as a Fellow in the American Heart Association.
    • Member of the editorial boards of several top scientific journals.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Clinical Director

    Janet E. Hall, M.D., M.S.

    111 T.W. Alexander Dr., Rall Building
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3647
    janet.hall@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Mcmaster University, Canada
    • M.S.C. Mcmaster University, Canada

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP)
    • Former President of the Endocrine Society
    • Editor of Endocrine Reviews, previous editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
    • Recipient of the Clifford A. Barger Award for Mentoring, Harvard Medical School
    • Recipient of the Sidney H. Ingbar Award from the Endocrine Society

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