Todd Haim, Ph.D., is the Director of the NIA Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP). He leads a dynamic team focused on coordinating and continuing to enhance NIA’s training, career development, and small business research programs. Under Todd’s leadership, OSEP continues to expand NIA’s career development offerings to ensure that the Institute provides robust support and enables advancement at all career stages. These efforts include fostering development of a broad array of skills to prepare trainees for the varied biomedical career paths ahead. Several OSEP efforts have resulted in increased small business research funding application quantity and quality as well as a significant increase in the resources available to help small business awardees advance toward commercialization, including entrepreneurial training and partnering initiatives. Todd and his team remain committed to increasing diversity across OSEP-coordinated programs and have implemented several initiatives to advance this goal.
Todd’s previous position was Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR Development Center, where he evaluated and managed cancer-focused SBIR & STTR grants and contracts and played a leadership role in several center initiatives, including workshop development and investor initiatives. Prior to NCI, he was a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. Todd graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in January 2007 with a Ph.D. in biomedical research and obtained a certificate in technology commercialization from John Hopkins’ Carey Business School in 2011. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Pfizer in which he actively led Pfizer’s research efforts in a collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has received several prestigious awards and honors, including the 2014 NCI Leadership Development Award, several NIA, NCI, and NIH Director’s Awards, and the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in the Field of Health.