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Scientific Review Branch

Linda Bass
Linda K. Bass, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer;
Deputy Branch Chief; Acting Chief;
Scientific Review Branch
Tel 984-287-3236
Fax 919-316-4606
530 Davis Dr
530 Davis Drive (Keystone Bldg)
Durham, NC 27713

About SRB

The Scientific Review Branch (SRB) is responsible for the initial scientific and technical merit review of grant applications and contract proposals submitted to the NIH. The scientific review officers (SROs), formerly scientific review administrators, are extramural staff scientists and the designated federal official play a pivotal role in identifying the most meritorious scientific research for support using federal resources. The SRO is responsible for ensuring that each application, and research and development proposal, submitted to SRB receives an objective and fair initial peer review, and that all applicable laws, regulations, and policies are followed.


Lorna K. Daniel
Lorna K. Daniel
Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-4106
Beverly Duncan
Beverly W. Duncan, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer

Tel 984-287-3740
Deborah Jones
Deborah A. Jones
Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-3275
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Kindra D. Morrison
Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-3295
Sharmice Outen
Sharmice L. Outen
Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-3299
Varsha Shukla
Varsha Shukla, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer

Tel 984-287-3288
Fax 301-480-5217
Leroy Worth
Leroy Worth Jr, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer

Tel 984-287-3340
Fax 301-480-3722
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