Grants Management Branch

Lisa A. Edwards has a B.S. in mathematics from North Carolina Central University and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. Lisa joined the Division of Extramural Research and Training in 1988 as a student trainee in the Review Branch. After working as a student, Lisa was hired permanently as a grants technical assistant. Lisa worked in this position until December 1994. After a four year absence from the government, Lisa returned to the Review Branch in January 1999, and has since served in several positions within the DERT. In 2003, Lisa joined the Grants Management Branch as a specialist where she served as leader on the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards, worked on varies career award mechanisms, and other research grants. In 2011, Lisa was promoted to grants management team lead, and manages and oversees a team of four junior specialists. In addition, she is the senior specialist for the Superfund Basic Research Grant portfolio, which involves large, multidisciplinary programs as well as research program grants and small business innovation research grants.