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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
Michael-David KERNS Health Scientist Administrator
Maurice KOO Grants Management Specialist
Kimberly KRAMER Health Specialist
Traci LAFFERTY Chief Grants Management Officer
Robin LANEY Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Eva LAWSON-LIPCHIN Grants Management Specialist
Jennifer MANLY
Lesa MCQUEEN Sr. Grants Management Specialist
Isis MIKHAIL Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator
Jillian MORRIS Grants Management Specialist
Carmen MOTEN Health Scientist Administrator
Kathleen MOY Grants Management Specialist
Catherine NAEGER
Bita NAKHAI Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator
Birgit NEUHUBER Deputy Chief, SRB,DEA
Joshua PARK
Alexander PARSADANIAN Health Scientist Administrator
Terry PHAM
Nijaguna PRASAD Health Scientist Administrator
Latoya PROCTOR Grants Management Specialist