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Meet the NIA Office of Strategic Extramural Programs Staff

The NIA Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP) oversees funding and support for small business research, training, and career development. Learn more about our team and their focus areas:

OSEP Leadership

Dr. Todd Haim

Todd Haim, Ph.D.
Director, OSEP
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Kahana Shoshana

Shoshana Kahana, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, OSEP
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Small Business Programs

For help determining whether your research project is a good fit for NIA, contact the Small Business Programs team.

Armineh Ghazarian

Armineh Ghazarian, M.S.F.
Portfolio Manager, OSEP
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Focus Area: Portfolio/budget management and small business research contract initiatives

Michael-David Kerns

Michael-David Alphonsus Rodriguez Richardson Kerns, M.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Program Officer, OSEP
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Focus Area: Small business research grant applicant inquiries

Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar, Ph.D.
Program Officer, OSEP
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Focus Area: Small business research grants and additional awardee resources (TABA, I-Corps, and C3i)

Joy Toliver

Joy Toliver, M.P.H.
Program Analyst, OSEP
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Focus Area: Entrepreneurial and diversity initiatives

Training & Career Development Programs

For more information about NIA support to advance your scientific career, contact the Training and Career Development team.

Maria Carranza

Maria Carranza, Ph.D.
Program Officer, OSEP
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Focus Area: Training and career development program management and outreach

Jamie Lahvic

Jamie Lahvic, Ph.D.
Program Officer, OSEP
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Focus Area: Fellowship (F) awards and career development initiatives

Laura Major

Laura Major, DrPH
Health Specialist, OSEP
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Focus Area: Early stage investigator initiatives, communication materials for extramural training community

OSEP Administrative Support

Chelsea Dinney

Chelsea Dinneny, B.A.
Program Analyst, OSEP
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NIA Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs)

EIRs provide free innovator support to small business awardees to assist with progress toward commercialization objectives and ensuring success in the market. Learn more about NIA’s EIRs or contact the NIA Small Business Programs team to connect with an EIR.

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Kuldeep Neote, Ph.D. [Contractor]
NIA Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Focus Area: Novel therapeutics and modalities, drug discovery platforms and diagnostics

John Reinhart

John Reinhart, C.P.A, M.B.A. [Contractor]
NIA Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Focus Area: Business development guidance, aging-related technology and digital health

Looking for someone else? Review the full NIA staff listing.

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