Armineh Ghazarian, M.S.F, is the lead portfolio manager at the NIA Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP). Since joining NIA in 2018, Armineh has served as the portfolio manager for all small business research and training grant awards, networking with key stakeholders and providing guidance to potential applicants. She has focused her efforts on new outreach initiatives, creating and leading the Small Business Innovation Research Contracts initiative at NIA, as well as managing the small business research diversity supplement notice of funding opportunity.
Prior to joining NIA, Armineh worked at Georgetown University writing grant applications for various federal and non-federal grant funding mechanisms for basic science research while managing a grant portfolio of about $100 million. She holds a B.S. in nutritional biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in biotechnology and finance from Georgetown University.