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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Johnson Appointed NIH Deputy Director for Management

Dr. Alfred Johnson

Dr. Alfred Johnson

Dr. Alfred Johnson has been named NIH deputy director for management. He had been serving as acting DDM since May 2016.

Before joining the Office of the Director leadership team, Johnson was director of the Office of Research Services, a position he held since 2006. In that post, he planned and directed service programs for public safety, security operations, scientific and regulatory support and a variety of other programs and employee services.  

Before joining ORS, Johnson held several leadership positions at NIH including assistant director in the Office of Intramural Research, acting director of the Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship and principal investigator (1996-2007) in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute. He joined NIH in 1985 as an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow.

Johnson received a bachelor of arts in chemistry at Albany State University (Ga.) in 1979. He completed his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at the University of Tennessee in 1985, and conducted his doctoral research at the biology division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

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