The NIH intramural research program has shifted all non-mission-critical laboratory operations to a maintenance phase in order to promote physical distancing and diminished transmission risk of COVID-19. Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, only mission-critical functions within NIH research laboratories will be supported.
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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:
- Administrative and Research Services
- Biostatistics and Computational Biology
- Clinical Research
- Comparative Medicine
- Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology
- Genome Integrity and Structural Biology
- Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease
- Reproductive and Developmental Biology
- Signal Transduction
- NIEHS DIR Organizational Chart (180KB) - March 2021
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 C. Zeldin, M.D.
Scientific Director and Principal Investigator
- Tel 984-287-3641
- P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop A2-05Durham, 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 W. Doetsch, Ph.D.
Deputy Scientific Director and Senior Investigator
Joel Abramowitz, Ph.D.
Hans Luecke, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientific Director
Sharon Soucek, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Melinda M. Furtado
Administrative and Research Services Branch StaffVisit the Administrative and Research Services Branch
J'Ingrid C. Mathis
Chief, Administrative and Research Services Branch
Deputy Chief of Business Services, Administrative and Research Services Branch
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