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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Brown Joins NIGMS as Program Director

Dr. Patrick Brown

Dr. Patrick Brown

Dr. Patrick Brown recently joined NIGMS as a program director in the Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. In this position, he administers diversity-focused institutional research training grants, individual fellowships and administrative supplements.

Before joining NIGMS, Brown was a chemistry teacher at Watkins Mill High School. He has prior NIH experience, having served as chief of the quantitative methods for macromolecular interactions unit and also as a research fellow in the Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering and Physical Science, both at NIBIB. Brown earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the former University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

He also served in the U.S. Army as a mortar gunner at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and later in the Army National Guard as a light infantry squad leader in Greenfield, Mass. 

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