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About the Division of Extramural Activities & Staff Listing

Director: Kenneth Santora, Ph.D

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DEA manages NIA's grants and training policies and procedures, including oversight of grants and contract administration, scientific review, and committee management functions. It serves as primary liaison for NIA with the NIH Office of Extramural Research and with other Institutes that share research interests. NIA's extramural training programs, career development programs, small business initiatives, and other special programs are managed by DEA. The Division handles scientific integrity and ethical questions in research and manages the National Advisory Council on Aging.

  • The Grants and Contracts Management Branch (GCMB) works with scientists and institutional research administrators to issue, manage, and close out awards. The branch has legal responsibility for the fiscal management of the Institute’s extramural grants and contracts.
  • The Scientific Review Branch (SRB) conducts initial peer review of specific research grant applications and contract proposals assigned to the NIA.

Division of Extramural Activities Staff

Name Title Email
Linda ADDISON-HARDY Program Specialist addisonhardyl@mail.nih.gov
Paolo ARGUINZONI-URRUTIA paolo.arguinzoni-urrutia@nih.gov
Jeff BALL Grants Management Specialist ballj@nia.nih.gov
Shalender BHASIN sbhasin@bwh.harvard.edu
Greg BISSONETTE Health Scientist Administrator greg.bissonette@nih.gov
John BLADEN Grants Management Specialist jbladen@mail.nih.gov
Ryan BLAKENEY Supervisory Grants Management Specialist blakeneyr@mail.nih.gov
Claire CASSARD Grants Management Specialist claire.cassard@nih.gov
Rhashonda COCHRAN rhashonda.cochran@nih.gov
Jermain COOPER Grants Management Specialist jermain.cooper@nih.gov
Amiel Mclain CRUZ amiel.cruz@nih.gov
Dario DIEGUEZ Health Scientist Administrator dario.dieguez@nih.gov
Monica DRISCOLL NACA MMember monica.driscoll@nih.gov
Jennifer EDWARDS Grants Management Specialist edwardsj@mail.nih.gov
Rene ETCHEBERRIGARAY Senior Scientific Advisor etcheber@nih.gov
Kimberly FIRTH Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator firthkm@mail.nih.gov
Priscilla GARNER Grants Management Specialist garnerpr@mail.nih.gov
Armineh GHAZARIAN armineh.ghazarian@nih.gov
Maurizio GRIMALDI Health Scientist Administrator maurizio.grimaldi@nih.gov
Todd HAIM haimte@mail.nih.gov
Megan HANCOCK megan.hancock@nih.gov
Mahasin INGRAM Grant Management Specialist ingrammk@mail.nih.gov
Armilda JIMENEZ Extramural Support Assistant (AO) jimeneza@nia.nih.gov
Jessi KAUFMAN Grants Management Specialst perezj@mail.nih.gov
Michael-David KERNS Health Scientist Administrator mk417e@nih.gov