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NIEHS Speakers Bureau — Topics NIEHS Staff Can Speak On

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Janice Allen

Janice Allen, Ph.D.

Audience: Undergraduates, graduate students, and community organizations

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Janice Allen, Ph.D., is a Scientific Review Officer at NIEHS, and is responsible for the initial administrative, scientific and technical review of research grant applications and contracts assigned to NIEHS. She selects outside consultants (or reviewers) on the basis of needed scientific expertise and who currently have peer-reviewed grants. She provides a wide variety of information to applicants and reviewers, and prepares summary statements of review committee findings and recommendations. She assures that a uniform interpretation of NIH Grants policies and procedures is given both to applicants and review consultants, attends NIH council meetings and national scientific conferences, and collaborates with NIH staff for support, review, development, formulation, and implementation of NIEHS programmatic procedures, operations and related administrative activities. She also enjoys talking to students and potential grantees about the granting process and environmental issues.

She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. at the NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine in Cell Biology and Biotechnology. Prior to coming to the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training, Allen was research faculty at the NCSU Vet school and a grantee of the National Eye Institute, NSF and the NC Biotechnology

Diane L. Spencer, M.S.

Diane L. Spencer, M.S.

Audience: K-12, undergraduates, graduate students and community organizations

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Diane L. Spencer, M.S., is a Health Scientist in the Office of the Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Division of NIEHS. She has been employed at NIEHS for over 33 years – as a research technician, laboratory manager, and currently as a health scientist in the NTP. Ms. Spencer worked for several years in the NTP Office of the Report of Carcinogens, which is responsible for scientifically reviewing substances and preparing a congressionally mandated document that identifies probable human carcinogens.

Ms. Spencer, a native of Canada, earned a B.A. in Biology from Rollins College and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Miami.

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