Shahrooz Vahedi, Ph.D. is our first NIA’s Training Officer. As a member of both NIA’s Fellowship Funding and BRAIN initiative committees, he manages, enhances, and evaluates all training and career development awards at NIA, which include institutional NRSA T32, T35, and F30, F31, and F32 Individual Fellowship Training Programs, as well as all K career development funding mechanisms. He is also the first point of contact for Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application, review, funding, and tracking at NIA. Shahrooz is also actively participates at NIA’s Diversity Supplement committee and is a member of NIH ‘s Diversity Supplement Point of Contact committee, where he represents NIA to coordinate conceiving, planning, implementing, and evaluating trans-NIH activities and initiatives to improve diversity in health-related research workforce. Before joining NIA, he was a Research Scientist at National Cancer Institute where he was studying the role P-glycoprotein in the development of multidrug resistance.