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
- Small Business Programs
- Training & Career Development Programs
- OSEP Administrative Support
- NIA Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
Small Business Programs
For help determining whether your research project is a good fit for NIA, contact the Small Business Programs team.
Michael-David Alphonsus Rodriguez Richardson Kerns, M.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Program Officer, OSEP
Focus Area: Small business research grant applicant inquiries
Training & Career Development Programs
For more information about NIA support to advance your scientific career, contact the Training and Career Development team.
OSEP Administrative Support
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.
Diane Ignar, Ph.D., RPh [Contractor]
Focus Area: Business development guidance, therapeutics and regulated devices
John Reinhart, C.P.A, M.B.A. [Contractor]
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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