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Organizational Structure and Staff

Organizational Directory

Office of the Director

The Office of Director is the Director, Deputy Director, Executive Officer and Executive Assistant.

Office of Administration

The Office of Administration provides administrative, financial, policy and information system management.

Division of Intramural Research

The NIDCD Intramural Research Program conducts basic and clinical research in human communication, with a primary interest in hearing.

Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is responsible for coordinating a broad range of activities and functions to assure sound and efficient review and management of NIDCD's extramural program activities.

Division of Scientific Programs (DSP)

The Division of Scientific Programs (DSP) hosts workshops, arranges clinical trials, and provides special grants programs.

Scientist Feature

Photo: Douglas Drayna,

Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., Chief, Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics recently published a study that identified three genes as a source of stuttering in volunteers from Pakistan, the U.S., and England. Read the press release here. Dr. Drayna answered some questions about his study (text-only).

Meet NIDCD Scientists and Grantees

A brief look at the work and ideas of some of the NIDCD's own researchers, as well as scientists whose work is funded by the NIDCD. You can also go to our Science Faculty page to see a complete list of NIDCD scientists and the research they do.

Staff Directory

A listing of all NIDCD staff, contractors, etc.