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Laura K. Moen


- Present


Laura K. Moen, Ph.D., is Director of the Division of Extramural Research Activities (DERA). In this position, she oversees the Office of Scientific Review, the Office of Grants Management, the Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination, the Office of Extramural Policy and Training, and the Office of Committee Management for the Institute. She is also responsible for key scientific management functions, including serving as the Executive Secretary for the NHLBI Advisory Council. Dr. Moen received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia. She held postdoctoral positions at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Before joining the NIH, Dr. Moen was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to her appointment with the NHLBI, Dr. Moen worked with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), and most recently, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) where she served as their Director of Extramural Research Activities. Dr. Moen has received numerous awards and honors, including NIH Director's Awards for her exceptional contributions to the Roadmap Molecular Libraries Initiative, and the agency-wide restructuring of the Division of Extramural Activities Support (DEAS). She also received the NIDDK Director's Award for her role in facilitating a comprehensive evaluation of the Institute's training activities.