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Office of the Scientific Director

Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Director
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Michele Evans, M.D.
Deputy Scientific Director
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The Scientific Director of the NIA is responsible for the overall direction and quality of research conducted by the Intramural Research Program (IRP). The Office of the Scientific Director (OSD) is the administrative arm of the IRP. Staff in the OSD provide overarching scientific leadership and oversee activities critical to the operation of the NIA IRP.

Intramural Administrative Office

The Intramural Administrative Office provides a critical linkage to scientific program management by performing a host of nonscientific, fiscal, administrative, and resource management activities that support the science of the National Institute on Aging's Intramural Research Program. Our wide-range of services include:

  • Personnel Management
  • Budget and Financial Management (including CRADA, Gifts, and Royalties)
  • Procurement/Contract/Acquisition Management
  • Travel
  • Crisis and Emergency Management
  • Records Management
  • Transportation and Courier Service
  • Property Management
  • Timekeeping/Leave/Pay
  • Information Technology (including Network, Computing, Telephony, IT Security)
  • Building, Space, and Facilities Management
  • Technology Transfer


Michael O'Donnell
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (410)558-8024
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Deborah McGovern
Lead Administrative Officer
Phone: (410)558-8115
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Clinical Program

The NIA Intramural Research Program conducts a number of clinical studies to support research in aging. Learn more about NIA clinical research by visiting the Clinical Studies page.


Josephine Egan, M.D.
Clinical Director
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Linda Zukley
Supervisory Nurse Specialist
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Training Program

The NIA Intramural Research Program offers excellent training opportunities in laboratory and clinical medicine and is committed to training basic and clinical researchers in biomedical and behavioral sciences related to aging. Learn how you can train with NIA researchers in Baltimore and participate in NIA summer internship programs.


Arlene Jackson
Intramural Recruitment Specialist
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