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About the Division of Extramural Activities & Staff Listing

Director: Robin Barr, D.Phil.

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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
Jeff BALL Grants Management Specialist ballj@nia.nih.gov
Robin BARR Director, DEA barrr@mail.nih.gov
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
Jennifer EDWARDS Grants Management Specialist edwardsj@mail.nih.gov
Dr. Rene Etcheberrigaray re4f@nih.gov
Kimberly FIRTH Health Scientist Administrator firthkm@mail.nih.gov
Kaitaia FU fukai@mail.nih.gov
Priscilla GARNER Grants Management Specialist garnerpr@mail.nih.gov
Amy GIPSON Supervisory Grants Management Specialist amy.gipson@nih.gov
Sherri GREENWOOD Extramural Support Assistant sherri.greenwood@nih.gov
Maurizio GRIMALDI Health Scientist Administrator maurizio.grimaldi@nih.gov
Todd HAIM haimte@mail.nih.gov
Mahasin INGRAM Grant Management Specialist ingrammk@mail.nih.gov
Armilda JIMENEZ Program Support Assistant (OA) jimeneza@nia.nih.gov
Jessi KAUFMAN Grants Management Specialst perezj@mail.nih.gov
Michael-David KERNS Health Scientist Administrator mk417e@nih.gov
Maurice KOO Grants Management Specialist koom@mail.nih.gov
Kimberly KRAMER Health Specialist kimberly.kramer@nih.gov
Traci LAFFERTY Supv. Grants Management Specialist laffertt@mail.nih.gov
Robin LANEY Supervisory Grants Management Specialist laneyr@mail.nih.gov
Eva LAWSON-LIPCHIN eva.lawson-lipchin@nih.gov
Alicja MARKOWSKA Health Scientist Administrator alicja.markowska@nih.gov