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Organizational Structure and Staff

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director (OD) plans and directs NIDCD's scientific and administrative programs.

Office of Administration

The Office of Administration (OA) provides administrative, personnel, financial, communications, and information systems management, as well as policy and management analyses.

  • Lisa Portnoy, Acting Executive Officer/Acting Director, Office of Administration
  • Lynne Penn, Acting Deputy Executive Officer

Division of Intramural Research

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) conducts basic and clinical research on deafness and other communication disorders, with a primary interest in hearing and balance.

Office of the Clinical Director

The Office of the Clinical Director supports translational, preclinical, and clinical studies aimed at developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for disorders affecting hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Division of Extramural Activities

The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) coordinates a broad range of activities and functions to ensure sound and efficient review and management of NIDCD's extramural program activities.

Division of Scientific Programs

The Division of Scientific Programs (DSP) manages research and research training grants and contracts funded by NIDCD and conducted at public and private institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Staff Directory

Contact information for all NIDCD employees.

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