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Responsibilities & Activities

I am the Chief of the Scientific Review Branch at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH supervising a team of sixteen Scientific Review Officers (SRO) and additional support staff. The team is responsible for the oversight and administration of scientific peer review activities for grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals assigned to the NIDDK. I serve as a resource for questions related to regulation and policy that frame the peer review process. I am the NIDDK representative to the trans‑NIH Review Policy Committee (RPC) serving as a Principal Member. I am also an SRO organizing peer review committees that evaluate applications submitted to Notices of Funding Opportunity issued by the NIDDK.