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

 Contact Info

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

 Select Experience

  • Scientific Review OfficerCSR, NIH2003–2010
  • Research Assistant/Associate ProfessorSUNY at Stony Brook1992–2003
  • Research InstructorMeharry Medical College and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center1989–1992
  • Senior Specialist/In chargeBhilai Steel Plant Main Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, MP, India1985–1988
  • Postdoctoral FellowSUNY Upstate Hospital Medical Center1980–1984

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.

Current Committee Memberships

  • Inclusions Operation Procedures Working Group (IOPW)RPC Liaison