U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Najma Begum

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 594 8894
Email: begumn@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience


Scientific Review Officer, CSR, NIH, 2003–2010

Research Assistant/Associate Professor, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992–2003

Research Instructor, Meharry Medical College and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1989–1992

Senior Specialist/In charge, Bhilai Steel Plant Main Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, MP, India, 1985–1988

Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY Upstate Hospital Medical Center, 1980–1984

Najma Begum, Ph.D.

Scientific Review Officer, Grants Review Branch

Current Responsibilities and Activities

My current responsibilities in the NIDDK Review Branch include the review of applications within the diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive, and nutrition areas.  Specifically, I am responsible for organizing and conducting the review of applications for NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01), Diabetes Center grants (P30s), Cooperative Agreements (U01s), ancillary R01s, and contract proposals that are received in response to RFPs.  My duties include the planning, organizing, and managing of peer-review study section meetings to assess the scientific merit of grant applications, and the development and delivery of summary statements to program directors.

Committee Membership

Inclusions Operation Procedures Working Group (IOPW), RPC Liaison​