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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Gavini Named Chief of NINR Office of Extramural Programs

Dr. Nara Gavini

Dr. Nara Gavini

Dr. Nara Gavini recently joined the National Institute of Nursing Research’s Division of Extramural Science Programs as chief of the Office of Extramural Programs. He will be responsible for overseeing all activities related to NINR funding for research that occurs outside of NIH in institutions across the country and internationally.

Before joining NINR, Gavini served as a health scientist administrator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, where he led many scientific, training and diversity initiatives. 

Gavini has held a professorship at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, served as head of the department of biological sciences at Mississippi State University and as cross-cluster program director at the National Science Foundation. He has served as principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation, NIH and U.S. Department of Agriculture. His scientific expertise spans molecular and cellular biosciences, chemical and computational sciences and quantitative and analytical sciences.

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