The National Institutes of Health has named Franziska B. Grieder, M.S. 1987, Ph.D. 1989, as director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP).
ORIP supports the development of and access to resources for biomedical research as well as the improvement of life science literacy through innovative education programs.
“Dr. Grieder brings an outstanding and unique combination of scientific knowledge and extramural management expertise to the position,” says James M. Anderson, deputy director for the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, where ORIP is housed.
Grieder served as ORIP acting director from July 2012 to January 2013. Prior to that, she served as the director of the Division of Comparative Medicine for eight years at the former NIH National Center for Research Resources. She has also been a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Molecular/Cell Biology and Neuroscience in the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University (USU) where her research focused on viral pathogenesis using mouse models to investigate neuroimmune mechanisms.
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