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By Shannon E. Garnett
Dr. Robert Finkelstein was recently appointed director of the NINDS Division of Extramural Research. He previously served as program director in the neurogenetics cluster of the extramural division, developing research initiatives and overseeing a portfolio of grants in areas including neurogenetics, brain tumors and many neurodevelopmental disorders.
"I am delighted that Bob has accepted the position," said NINDS director Dr. Story Landis. "As a program director, he has been very effective in working not only with grantees, but also with advocacy groups. And I know he is committed to our scientific enterprise and mission."
During his tenure at NINDS, he has served as scientific team leader for the neurogenetics cluster and as NINDS representative on a number of trans-NIH committees. He also formulated a 5-year agenda for tuberous sclerosis research at NIH and helped establish the NINDS/NCI brain tumor working group, which coordinates grant funding between the two institutes. He currently serves as a member of the NIH high-risk research Roadmap committee/implementation group and the NINDS extramural science committee.
As director of the Division of Extramural Research, Finkelstein will be responsible for planning and policy, coordinating the scientific programs of the institute, and overseeing the scientific review, grants and contracts management, and administrative services of the extramural program.
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