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Grants & Contracts Management Branch

The Grants and Contracts Management Branch (GCMB) negotiates and issues over $3 billion annually in grants and cooperative agreements. GCMB is responsible for the fiscal and administrative management of NIA awards, according to all legal, regulatory, and policy requirements.

Key Functions:

  • Negotiates and issues all NIA grant awards.
  • Provides fiscal and administrative management of extramural grants and contracts.
  • Works with scientists and institutional research administrators when ready to close out awards.
Traci Lafferty

Traci Lafferty
Chief Grants Management Officer

Carolyn Phillips
Staff Assistant

E.C. Melvin
Deputy Grants Management Officer

Division of Neuroscience Grants Team

Robin Laney
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Kathleen Moy
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Jeni Smits
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Division of Aging Biology Grants Team

Jessica Perez
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Division of Behavioral and Social Research Grants Team

Ryan Blakeney
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Grants Team

Laura Pone
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Cross-Divisional Grants and Contracts Team

Philip Smith
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

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