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Ellis Named CSR Executive Officer

Bonnie Ellis

Bonnie Ellis

Bonnie Ellis has been selected as the new executive officer of the Center for Scientific Review. Since July 2018, she has served on detail as acting executive officer at CSR. 

“Bonnie brings a stellar leadership vision, strong expertise across multiple facets of administration and a proven track record in promoting high standards and transparency in our operations. CSR is very fortunate to have her join our leadership team,” said Dr. Noni Byrnes, CSR director.

Ellis holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland. She has been at NIH since 1989, in positions with increasing levels of responsibility.

Most recently, she served as chief administrative officer at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism since 2017 and in other capacities at NIAAA since 2013. Prior to this, she was an administrative officer in CSR, and before that, a hub manager in the NIH Office of the Director’s Division of Extramural Administrative Support, which involved managing support staff in multiple institutes and centers, including CSR. 

In her new position, Ellis will oversee administrative, financial management, committee management, procurement and management analysis services that enable CSR to fulfill its mission. Each year, the center receives about 80,000 grant applications and engages more than 18,000 reviewers in approximately 1,600 review meetings. 

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