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Dave Frankowski
Title: Health Specialist FTE
Office(s): Division of Neuroscience (DN)
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Dr. Dave Frankowski is a Health Specialist in the Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, where he supports program officers across the branch areas of Cognitive Neuroscience, Affective Neuroscience, and Sensory and Motor Disorders of Aging.

Prior to joining NIA, Dr. Frankowski served on the Science Writing and Data Management teams at Rose Li and Associates (RLA) where he developed advanced documents to move science forward (e.g., literature reviews, meeting reports, and public-facing documents) and delivered high-level research analysis and project management support for underlying research projects. His work included support for the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Frankowski also developed the technical architecture that RLA used to support data management for its clients.

Dr. Frankowski conducted his postdoctoral research and managed a large collection of experimental data sets at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the largest funders of cancer research in the United States. His research on mechanisms of cue-related behavior and their role in obesity and tobacco led to numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Frankowski completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience and an M.S. in psychology for the University of Georgia and a B.S. in psychology from the University of California San Diego.

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