The Office of the Scientific Director is responsible for programmatic oversight, review, and administration of the intramural research program at NHLBI. The Office of the Clinical Director, the Intramural Administrative Management Branch, the Scientific Information Office, and the Animal Program also guide and support the activities of the DIR.
Robert Balaban, Ph.D.
P: +1 301 496 2116
L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D.
Deputy Scientific Director
P: +1 301 496 2116
The Office of the Scientific Director is responsible for programmatic oversight, review, and administration of the intramural research program at NHLBI. The Office has several key functions including:
Participating in the planning and directing of institute resource allocation and providing senior level administrative support to the DIR programs.
|Richard Childs, M.D.
P: +1 301 451 7128
The Office of the Clinical Director provides oversight of all patient care and patient-related activities within the DIR including programs of quality assurance and quality improvement. In addition to providing credentialing of medical practitioners, the Office also oversees the conduct of clinical research including:
Herbert M. Geller, Ph.D.
P: +1 301 451 9440
The Office of Education is dedicated to promoting the success of all NHLBI scientists, both as trainees and as mentors of trainees. Specialized programs provide research training for high school students, college students, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows. The Office provides mechanisms for trainees to learn each of the skills required for success in their chosen field. NHLBI is committed to improving the representation of underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and scientists with disabilities in the mainstream of basic and clinical research.
|Mihailo Kaplarevic, Ph.D.
Scientific Information Officer
P: +1 301 451 4659
The Scientific Information Office works with investigators and core facility heads as well as the DIR as a whole to strategically determine their computing needs, and develops short-term and long-term plans to meet these needs.
The Office is responsible for researching, securing, custom designing, and applying cutting edge IT solutions, products and support in order to facilitate variety of biomedical computing needs ranging from computations, to data storage, to support in the clinical setting. In addition, the Office collaborates with sources outside the DIR including the Center for Biomedical Informatics within the Office of the Director, NHLBI, the Center for Information Technology, NIH, and the Department of Clinical Research Informatics in the NIH Clinical Center as well as outside vendors.
The Scientific Information Officer is directly responsible for representing the IT interests of the DIR to NHLBI and NIH-wide committees and workgroups, and collaborates broadly across the organization with basic and clinical researchers.
P: +1 301 451 0892
The Intramural Administrative Management Branch plans, directs, coordinates, and provides comprehensive administrative and management support services for the Division of Intramural Research. In addition, the Branch provides technical and advisory services in financial management, data systems, human resources, acquisitions, facility management, travel services, property management to ensure the efficient and effective implementation and operation of programs. The Branch also develops policies, guidelines, and procedures on matters relating to administrative management and disseminates these to relevant staff.
|James Hawkins, DVM
P: +1 301 451 6743
There are three components to the NHLBI Animal Program Division that work together to support the NHLBI research program.
Animal Program operations are directly overseen by Dr. James “Buster” Hawkins. It provides care and technical services for NHLBI research animals including: husbandry, purchasing, health monitoring, animal import/export, mouse rederivation and cryopreservation services. We also provide support for NHLBI animals in other NIH facilities. The main phone number is 301-496-5927.
For the NHLBI ACRF Tower animal facility issues and information about animal purchases call 301-496-4801.
For inquiries about the import, export, rederivation and cryopreservation of rodents call 301-451-6744.
Murine Phenotyping Core: