New NLM Chief of International Programs: Dan Gerendasy
NLM is pleased to announce its new Chief of International Programs, Dan Gerendasy, Ph.D. Dan comes to NLM from the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR), where for the last eight years his responsibilities as a Scientific Review Officer included leading reviews of major international and global health research projects and training programs. His award-winning efforts in international and global health are wide ranging and include service as CSR’s representative to the NIH International Representatives Forum, frequent briefings of foreign delegations on the peer review process at NIH, service on an Institute of Medicine working group on global health, coordination for the Director of CSR of international visits and visitors, and leadership of NIH committees and work groups focusing on global health. Dan is particularly interested in scientific capacity building in developing countries.
Trained as a molecular biologist, Dan received a BA in biology from Grinnell College, an MS in biochemistry from Northwestern University, and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Arizona. His NIH-funded research program focused on molecular mechanisms of changes in synaptic function. Dan spent twelve years at the Scripps Research Institute starting as a postdoctoral fellow and leaving as Assistant Professor, before moving to the SUNY Health Science Center at Stony Brook, and then to NIH.