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Staff Directory

Staff: NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE)
Building 2, Second Floor
Phone: 301-496-2427
FAX: 301-594-9606

Hours and Location: OITE is housed on the second floor of Building 2. It is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The office maintains an open-door policy and welcomes trainees to drop by anytime.  However, individual staff members keep different schedules.  Sending an email before heading over will ensure that the person you want to see is available.

Sharon Milgram, PhD Director, OITE 301-496-2427
Lori Conlan, PhD Deputy Director, OITE 301-435-7231
Jackie Newell-Hunt, MBA Chief of Staff, OITE 301-451-4571
Anna Han, PhD Senior Advisor for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Andrea Naranjo-Erazo, PhD OITE Research Ethics Training Coordinator 301-594-4904
Steve Alves Program Analyst 301-402-1294
Erica Williams Senior Website Manager 301-402-1775 
Nancy Touchette, PhD Writer/Editor
Postbaccalaureate and Summer Research Program (PSRP)
Yewon Cheon, PhD Director, Postbac and Summer Research Program 301-451-2018
Erika Barr, PhD Special Projects Coordinator and Director, Community College Programs 301-451-2164
Darryl Murray, PhD Director, Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) 301-594-2222
Moraima Castro, PhD Student Services Coordinator
Jean Battle Program Specialist, UGSP
Alexis Schirling Program Specialist
Natasha Lugo-Escobar, PhD Director, HiSTEP Summer Programs, and NIH Academy 301-496-2555
Ella Ulrike (Ulli) Klenke, PhD Director, Amgen Scholars at NIH Program, and Special Programs Coordinator 301-496-7173 
Britney Hardy, PhD Scientific Skills Coach
Laura Marler, PhD Director, HiSTEP 2.0  301-443-1308
Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)
Philip Wang, PhD Director, GPP 301-451-8268
Pat Wagner, PhD Director of Admissions and Registrar 240-476-3619
Phil Ryan, PhD Deputy Director, Graduate Programs and Student Services 301-435-8014
Gail Seabold, PhD Scientific Skills Coach 301-402-2233
Laura Marler, PhD Director of Student Services 301-443-1308
Office of Postdoctoral Services (OPS)
Lori Conlan, PhD Director, OPS and Director, Career Services Center 301-435-7231
Pat Cole, PhD Director, Intramural Loan Repayment Program (ILRP) 301-402-1283
Ulrike (Ulli) Klenke, PhD Program Manager  301-496-7173  
Career Services Center
Lori Conlan, PhD Director, Career Services Center  301-435-7231
Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, MA Career Counselor 301-451-0185
Elena Hernandez-Ramon, MD, PhD Director, Pre-medical Program 301-443-0702
Sara Hunter, LMFT Wellness Advisor
Anne Kirchgessner, MSEd, LCPC Career Counselor 301-443-8350
Denise Saunders, PhD Career Counselor,  North Carolina
John Taborn, PhD Career Counselor 301-443-4430
Jenn Wiggins, MA, LPC Wellness Advisor
Administrative Staff
Elaine Lewis   301-594-9339
Jeff Mercurio Program Specialist
Charlesice Hawkins Program Specialist
Maria Gutierrez Program Assistant