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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Staff Directory

Office of the Director

Richard Palmer, DrPH, JD 
Acting Director, NLM Extramural Programs
Heads NLM's Extramural Programs Division, which is responsible for the Library's grant programs. Coordinator for NLM informatics training programs.
Phone: 301-496-4621  
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email: richard.palmer@nih.gov

Valerie Florance, PhD 
On Temporary Assignment as Acting Scientific Director, NLM Intramural Research Program effective January 15, 2021
Phone: 240-603-9822
Email: florancev@mail.nih.gov

Richard Palmer, DrPH, JD 
Deputy Director, NLM Extramural Programs
Oversees day to day operations of the NLM Extramural Programs Division. Carries out evaluation of the outcomes and impact of NLM's grant programs and coordinates collaborative extramural activities with other NIH Institutes and Centers.  
Phone: 301-496-4621
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: richard.palmer@nih.gov

Administrative Office

Annmarie Carr, MSM
Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer provides leadership and oversight of the Administrative Management Services within the Division. Provides a wide variety of activities in the areas of budget, finance, personnel, procurement, space management, contract administration, and policy planning for the NLM Division of Extramural Programs.
Phone: 301-496-4621
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: carraa@mail.nih.gov

Vacant
Administrative Officer

Provides a wide variety of activities in the areas of budget, finance, personnel, procurement, space management, contract administration, and policy planning for the NLM Division of Extramural Programs.
Phone: 301-496-4621
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email:

Valerie Bartlett
Program Specialist 

Performs administrative and technical duties supporting the OD, admin, and program functions.
Phone: 301-594-5400
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: bartletv@mail.nih.gov

Vacant
LAN Support Administrator
Coordinates all computer and LAN support for the Extramural Programs office.
Phone: 301-496-4621
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email:

Committee Management Office

Christine Ireland
Chief Committee Management Officer
Advises on laws and regulations that govern advisory committees for the NLM, ethics and conflict of interest rules, financial reporting requirements, chartering, and nomination procedures.
Phone: 301-594-4929
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: irelanc@mail.nih.gov

Michelle Krever 
Committee Management Specialist 
Works with the Committee Management Officer in managing the federal advisory committee process for the NLM and with the management of the Board of Regents meetings. 
Phone: 301-496-6132 
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email:  kreverm@mail.nlm.nih.gov 

Vacant 
Committee Management Assistant 
Assists the Committee Management Officer in managing the federal advisory committee process for the NLM and with the management of the Board of Regents meetings. 
Phone:  
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email:   

Scientific Review Office

Zoe Huang, MD
Chief Scientific Review Officer

Supervises the work and staff of the NLM-EP Scientific Review office, which performs and coordinates peer review for NLM extramural grant applications.
Phone: 301-594-4937
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: huangz@nih.gov

Jian (Jan) Li, MD, PhD 
Scientific Review Officer 
Perform and coordinate peer review for NLM extramural grant applications.  
Phone: 301-496-3114  
Fax: 301-402-2952  
Email:jan.li@nih.gov 

Vera Cherkasova, PhD  
Scientific Review Administrator (Contractor)
Perform and coordinate peer review for NLM extramural grant applications. 
Phone: 301-827-7093 
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email:  vera.cherkasova@nih.gov

Vacant
Program Specialist
Performs administrative and technical duties supporting the Scientific Review and Grants Management functions. 
Phone: 301-827-7094
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email: 

Program Office

Meryl Sufian, PhD 
Chief Program Officer 
Supervises the work and staff of the NLM-EP Program Management office. Scientific programs contact for public health informatics research, applied informatics, health disparities and health equity, and training  awards. 
Phone: 301-496-4671 
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email: sufianm@mail.nih.gov 
 
Vacant
Program Officer 
Scientific Program contact for bioinformatics/computational biology, translational informatics research and career awards. Also responsible for SBIR/STTR grants. 
Phone: 301-594-4927 
Fax: 301-402-2952 
Email:
 
Yanli Wang, PhD  
Program Officer  
Scientific Program contact for Data Science, and data management for the RADx-rad Data Coordination Center, and Scholarly Works grants. 
Phone: 301-827-7092   
Fax: 301-402-2952  
Email: yanli.wang@nih.gov  
 
Lynda Hardy, PhD  
Program Officer  
Scientific Program contact for Clinical Informatics, user-centered informatics research, applied informatics and training awards.   
Phone: 301-496-4671  
Fax: 301-402-2952  
Email:  lynda.hardy@nih.gov  
 
Allison Dennis, PhD    
Program Officer  
Scientific Program contact for Clinical Informatics.  
Phone: 301-827-9721  
Fax: 301-402-2952  
Email:  allison.dennis@nih.gov  
 
Amie Park 
Program Analyst 
Performs analyses of scientific and/or administrative factors affecting NLM’s grants program and responds to internal and external data calls.   
Phone: 301-594-3074 
Fax:  301-402-2952 
Email: amie.park@nih.gov 

Grants Management Office 

Samantha Tempchin
Chief Grants Management Officer
Provides stewardship and oversight of the grant awards issued by the NLM, including maintaining the Extramural Grants Program Budget.
Phone: 301-496-4221
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: tempchins@mail.nih.gov 

Amy Keener
Grants Management Specialist

Responsible for the business and financial management of grant awards issued by the NLM.
Phone: 301-496-4221
Fax:301-402-2952
Email: akeener@mail.nih.gov

Ebony Hughes
Grants Management Specialist

Responsible for the business and financial management of grant awards issued by the NLM.
Phone: 301-496-4221
Fax: 301-402-2952
Email: ebony.hughes@nih.gov


Standing Committees that Review NLM grants:
Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Science Review Committee - Current Membership
National Library of Medicine Board of Regents - Current Membership
National Library of Medicine Board of Regents - Member Profiles

Last Reviewed: January 7, 2022