Leslie Derr

Dr. Leslie Derr

Program Director

Dr. Elizabeth Wilder is currently the Director of the NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC). This Office is a component of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) in the NIH Office of the Director, and is responsible for management of the NIH Common Fund. Dr. Wilder received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Hendrix College, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Molecular and Cell Biology, conducted postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in Developmental Genetics, and served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has held a position at the NIH since 2002, working first at NIDDK, and then joining the Office of the Director in 2008. Throughout her time at the NIH she has focused on trans-NIH programs, serving as Coordinator of the NIH Roadmap Interdisciplinary Research Working Group and co-chairing the NIH Multiple Principal Investigator Policy Implementation Committee. She also participated in the earliest efforts to develop an operating framework for the NIH Roadmap, helping to establish guidelines for the administration of these cross-cutting collaborative initiatives. In her current role as Director of OSC, she is extending these activities to foster trans-NIH program management through the Common Fund.

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