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Intramural Research Division

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NIEHS Science Day

Scientists from intramural, extramural, and the National Toxicology Program come together for NIEHS Science Days (1MB).

In-house, or intramural research, is performed by scientists employed by the federal government that have laboratories at NIEHS. Our intramural scientists collaborate extensively with partners in other institutes, agencies, and academia. Research conducted at NIEHS include the following Branches and Laboratories:

Scientific Director

The NIEHS Office of the Scientific Director is the administrative arm of the Intramural Research Division. The office fosters and maintains a productive research environment through the effective management, coordination, and prioritization of intramural activities. Office members meet these goals by providing overall scientific leadership and by overseeing activities that are central to the successful day-to-day operation of the NIEHS Intramural Research Program.

In conjunction with the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors, the Office of the Scientific Director has the primary responsibility for performing regular external reviews of all intramural research programs, ensuring their continued high quality and relevance. The staff, in particular the Scientific Director and Deputy Scientific Directors, serve important liaison roles between NIEHS and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) components by representing the institute on various NIH-wide committees.

Finally, the office promotes activities intended to increase interactions among its scientific staff, through seminar series, retreats, and other programs, such as the annual Science Awards Day, which highlights the institute's investigators and their research.

Darryl Zeldin, M.D.
Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.
Scientific Director and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-3641
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop A2-05
Durham, N.C. 27709

Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D., is NIEHS Scientific Director and head of the Environmental Cardiopulmonary Disease Group, in the Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Boston University in 1982 and an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1986. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University in 1989 and a Fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University in 1993.

Zeldin is a physician-scientist who is internationally recognized for his contributions to the fields of environmental health, respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians and a Fellow in the American Heart Association. He has also served on NIH and foundation study sections and is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Zeldin has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in leading biomedical journals as well as numerous reviews and book chapters. In addition, Zeldin is on staff at Duke University Medical Center, where he serves as a member of the pulmonary consult service and the medical intensive care unit.

Scientific and Support Staff

Paul Doetsch
Paul W. Doetsch, Ph.D.
Deputy Scientific Director and Senior Investigator

Tel 984-287-3643
Hans Luecke
Hans Luecke, Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director

Tel 984-287-3639
Sharon Soucek
Sharon Soucek, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Technology Transfer

Tel 984-287-4152
Not Pictured
Melinda M. Furtado

Tel 984-287-3640

Administrative and Research Services Branch Staff

Visit the Administrative and Research Services Branch

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Chief, Administrative and Research Services Branch
Cyndi Arizona
Cyndi Arizona
Deputy Chief of Business Services, Administrative and Research Services Branch

Tel 984-287-3638
Shawndall Fox
Shawndall Fox
Deputy Chief of Administrative Services, Administrative and Research Services Branch

Tel 984-287-4056
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